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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 [...]

30 May May 2018

Windows™ 10 Forced Updates

2018-05-30T10:16:38+00:00May 2018|

I have occasionally applauded Microsoft® during recent years for their apparent softening of some of their traditional customer bullying. I have even referred to them as “a kinder, gentler Microsoft”, and credited them with listening to their customers and even [...]

24 May May 2018

Azure™ vs. AWS

2018-05-29T13:24:36+00:00May 2018|

With all the press and speculation about who is the biggest cloud service provider, why does it really matter? Most would agree that the market leaders are AWS and Microsoft® Azure™, but what is really at stake besides bragging rights? [...]

29 April Apr 2018

Why is Microsoft® So Successful?

2018-05-06T08:55:27+00:00Apr 2018|

There have been many companies whose products have changed, and even revolutionized the way in which we live, but it’s hard to find one which has had the global impact of Microsoft®. People like them and dislike them for various [...]

22 April Apr 2018

Azure™ Sphere

2018-04-24T10:03:46+00:00Apr 2018|

I have written quite a few blogs about major changes at Microsoft® since Satya Nadella became the CEO in 2014. Under his predecessors, the company had a well-deserved reputation for being a ruthless competitor against anything that wasn’t Windows™ based, [...]

17 April Apr 2018

Deferring Updates to Windows™ as a Service

2018-04-24T09:59:36+00:00Apr 2018|

When Microsoft® originally announced that Windows™ 10 would be regularly updated with both quality and feature updates, it generated a great deal of concern among IT administrators and many who would be faced with managing a constantly evolving operating system. [...]

25 March Mar 2018

Windows® 10 Fragmentation

2018-03-27T10:45:53+00:00Mar 2018|

I was recently asked why there are so many Windows® 10 offerings, particularly since Microsoft® touted this as an OS which would provide a consistent platform across all devices. When Microsoft originally announced Windows 10, one of their stated goals [...]