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22 January Jan 2018

Always Connected Personal Computers

2018-01-25T10:57:59+00:00 Jan 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+00:00 Dec 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+00:00 Dec 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+00:00 Nov 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 [...]

18 October Oct 2017

Why are Companies Selecting the Microsoft® Cloud?

2017-11-13T20:15:50+00:00 Oct 2017|

Many industry experts believe that cloud computing is still in its infancy, but we’re seeing an increasing number of large organizations abandoning their datacenters and relying upon cloud service providers for many of their IT needs. Even companies in some [...]

27 September Sep 2017

“Learn it all”

2017-10-01T07:42:33+00:00 Sep 2017|

You don’t have to focus on Microsoft® every day to notice that they have dramatically improved their public perception (and stock price) during the past few years. Those who do focus on the software giant tend to attribute it to [...]

19 September Sep 2017

Are You Ready for a Software Audit?

2017-11-13T20:15:50+00:00 Sep 2017|

Sometimes I feel like I have posted about software licensing audits too often, but I keep receiving inquiries from (rightfully) concerned organizations who are being audited. Major software providers such as Microsoft®, Oracle®, IBM®, and others have increased their efforts [...]

30 August Aug 2017

Should Software Asset Management be Automated?

2017-11-13T20:15:53+00:00 Aug 2017|

Microsoft® has teamed with Flexera™ to provide an automated software asset management solution for their volume licensing customers. This is being presented as a way to “Increase Software Supply Chain Transparency & Strengthen Customer Relationships”, but anyone electing to engage [...]

24 August Aug 2017

Are you SURE you’re Compliant with AAD?

2017-11-13T20:15:53+00:00 Aug 2017|

Azure™ Active Directory (AAD) provides identity validation and access management for Microsoft® hosted products and services such as Azure, Office 365™, Intune and others. Microsoft includes basic AAD functionality with these services at no charge, but they also offer the [...]

30 July Jul 2017

Azure™ Container Instances

2017-07-30T17:00:17+00:00 Jul 2017|

Microsoft® has not been subtle about their focus on cloud computing. It wasn’t long ago that the mere notion of surpassing Amazon® (AWS™) or even competing for market share seemed completely unattainable, but the software giant is closing the gap. [...]