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16 June Jun 2016

Microsoft® Planner

2016-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Jun 2016|

Microsoft® recently released a new project management application called Planner. Microsoft Planner is a component of Office 365™ Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education, and is intended to compete with Trello™, Slack and Asana™.   Project management software is nothing [...]

15 June Jun 2016

SQL Server® 2016 Released

2016-06-15T00:00:00+00:00 Jun 2016|

The highly anticipated release of Microsoft’s® newest flagship database product is now available. SQL Server® 2016 is the eleventh major version of the popular operational database and by some accounts, it’s the most significant.    SQL Server 2016 was designed [...]

24 May May 2016

Microsoft® Security Intelligence Report

2016-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 May 2016|

We are all painfully aware of the seemingly endless threats to our digital data, security and privacy. Predicting, identifying and defending against these threats requires a major, cooperative effort on the part of people, organizations and governments around the world.    [...]

10 May May 2016

“Get Windows® 10” Nagware will Finally End!

2016-12-26T13:08:53+00:00 May 2016|

Microsoft® now reports that there are more than 300 million devices running Windows® 10. That’s an impressive number after only ten months since its debut last summer, but there are still millions of users running Windows 8.x, 7, and previous [...]

2 May May 2016

Microsoft® Software Inventory Logging Aggregator (SILA)

2016-05-02T00:00:00+00:00 May 2016|

I often find myself engaged in discussions about proactive Software Asset Management (SAM). Many organizations fail to make it a priority until it’s time to true-up/renew their software licenses or when they receive an audit notification. While there is no [...]

21 April Apr 2016

The Dangers to Come in Cloud Privacy

2016-04-21T00:00:00+00:00 Apr 2016|

Most would agree that technology has improved our lives and societies. Consider the changes we have experienced since the advent of personal computing when Apple™ brought us affordable computers less than 40 years ago (and IBM® shortly thereafter). In a [...]

20 April Apr 2016

Microsoft® Access® 2016

2016-12-26T13:09:21+00:00 Apr 2016|

Microsoft® Access® has traditionally endured a rather unusual reputation. Power users tend to love it, while IT Administrators often feel the exact opposite. The Database Management System (DBMS) is popular with users because it combines the relational database engine with a graphical [...]

18 April Apr 2016

Windows® 10 Anniversary Update

2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 Apr 2016|

Microsoft® announced that the next major update to Windows® 10 will be released sometime this summer. As with all future updates to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update (previously known as Redstone) will be free for 270 million+ existing Windows 10 [...]

13 April Apr 2016

Conversations as a Platform

2016-12-26T13:09:20+00:00 Apr 2016|

It has been two years since Microsoft® CEO Satya Nadella announced his “Mobile First, Cloud First” initiative in which Microsoft would loosen their traditional Windows®-only strategy and make many of their applications available on competing operating systems and devices. Now [...]