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10 January Jan 2019

Application Hosting Options

2019-01-10T11:17:10+00:00Jan 2019|

“Cloud computing” has become somewhat of a buzzword during recent years. Many individuals and organizations have embraced it, while others remain skeptical. As with most IT considerations, there is no simple solution that works for everyone, but with respect to [...]

3 December Dec 2018

Windows™ Updates Blocked for Some Devices

2018-12-05T11:27:53+00:00Dec 2018|

Much has been written about the Windows™ 10 October 2018 Update which was recalled shortly after release when some users reported data being lost after the update. Windows 10 1809 was originally released on October 2, but the “data-deletion” bug [...]

14 November Nov 2018

Some Retailers are Avoiding AWS™

2018-11-15T10:53:17+00:00Nov 2018|

I have often spoken and written about advantages and disadvantages of the major cloud service providers. There are technical and business considerations when evaluating the major providers, but we have seen increasing instances in which retailers choose Microsoft® or Google™ [...]

25 October Oct 2018

Extending Support for Windows Server™ 2008

2018-10-25T13:40:04+00:00Oct 2018|

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the end of support for Windows Server™ 2008. In that blog, I addressed the pressure Microsoft® will impose upon customers upgrading to Windows Server 2016 or 2019, as MS attempts to [...]

15 October Oct 2018

Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2019

2018-10-17T13:55:19+00:00Oct 2018|

Microsoft® has announced that Windows Server™ 2019 will be available this month (October 2018). Perhaps the most notable feature of the latest version is the improved support for hybrid environments which utilize both on-prem datacenters and public cloud services. This [...]

2 September Sep 2018

Perpetual License Price Increases

2018-09-02T13:51:03+00:00Sep 2018|

It’s no secret that Microsoft® wants to move their customer base from perpetual licenses to subscriptions. We often see them offer attractive pricing and terms to motivate customers to embrace cloud-based products such as Office 365™ while refusing to offer [...]

5 August Aug 2018

Windows Server™ 2008 End of Support

2018-08-09T13:36:00+00:00Aug 2018|

Few products are as mission critical to most organizations IT as Windows Server™. Many, if not most, are currently running the 2016 edition, but there are still a significant number using Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. According [...]

22 July Jul 2018

Microsoft® Teams for Free!

2018-07-23T08:53:29+00:00Jul 2018|

Microsoft® is no longer the dominant player in the computing space for many, but as they have done in the past, they continue to find ways to remain relevant and competitive. Ironically, the company that once managed to dictate terms [...]

3 July Jul 2018

Changes to the Office 365™ User Experience

2018-07-10T07:57:00+00:00Jul 2018|

Software vendors are always trying to improve their products, from both functional and performance perspectives. Microsoft® recently announced changes that will soon be available in Office 365™ apps, and eventually to those who upgrade their perpetual licenses.   The collection [...]