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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 [...]

25 February Feb 2018

Office 365™ Diminishing Discounts

2018-02-28T16:06:19+00:00Feb 2018|

We are seeing an increasing number of organizations who are preparing to renew their Office 365™ Enterprise Agreements (EA), and experiencing significantly higher pricing from Microsoft® than they had previously. There are a number of reasons for this, but it’s [...]

13 February Feb 2018

iCloud for the Enterprise?

2018-02-14T12:55:57+00:00Feb 2018|

I don’t usually write about Apple®, but since cloud computing is such a significant part of many organizations IT infrastructure, it seems worth noting when there may be a new entrant to the competitive landscape. Some have recently speculated that [...]

4 February Feb 2018

Microsoft Office 365™ Security

2018-02-05T10:43:35+00:00Feb 2018|

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way many organizations manage their IT, but it’s not without its critics and concerns. Perhaps the greatest concern for many has been entrusting mission critical data and functions to a third party. This was more [...]

28 January Jan 2018

Microsoft Office 365™ F1

2018-01-29T08:41:37+00:00Jan 2018|

When it comes to commonly used productivity software, Microsoft® has dominated the market since the introduction of Office in the early nineteen-nineties. Microsoft Office is such an industry standard that even its competitors must have some degree of compatibility to [...]

22 January Jan 2018

Always Connected Personal Computers

2018-01-25T10:57:59+00:00Jan 2018|

It has been interesting to watch the progression of portable computing during recent years. While businesses and consumers typically want devices which are smaller and lighter, manufacturers are faced with constraints surrounding battery life and connectivity, among others. Microsoft®, Qualcomm™ [...]

20 December Dec 2017

Microsoft® Cloud Solution Provider

2017-12-20T10:40:48+00:00Dec 2017|

Microsoft’s® Volume Licensing Program has been around since 1993, and its various components are the most common way organizations purchase software licenses from Microsoft. The primary agreement within the program is the Enterprise Agreement (EA), which is intended for medium [...]

12 December Dec 2017

Microsoft® Office on Chromebooks™

2017-12-13T11:22:03+00:00Dec 2017|

Much has been said and written about Microsoft’s® post-Ballmer strategy of offering Microsoft products on devices and platforms which compete with Windows™. There were many years during which it made sense to leverage the market dominance of Windows, particularly with [...]

20 November Nov 2017

Is Azure™ the King of the Cloud?

2017-11-20T11:30:08+00:00Nov 2017|

We have been predicting for some time that while AWS is considered the market leader in cloud computing, Microsoft has a tremendous advantage with Azure and Office 365 among enterprise customers. On November 7, 2017, Forbes declared Microsoft to be [...]