Sep 2015

People who have been affiliated with Microsoft® for many years would have never envisioned some of the changes the company has implemented during recent months, particularly since the departure of former CEO Steve Ballmer. Microsoft is no longer a “Windows® [...]

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Sep 2015

Now that Windows® 10 has been released Microsoft® is releasing updates to applications and other products to match the new OS. Next month we may see Office 2016. The German website winfuture.de, was among the first to report a September [...]

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Sep 2015

Microsoft® has released the first IT preview of SharePoint® 2016. SharePoint is Microsoft’s team collaboration software, enabling content and document management, storage and synchronization across multiple devices via the cloud, and web content management, among other services.   The formal [...]

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Aug 2015

Microsoft® has released the third technical preview of Windows® Server 2016 and as promised, it includes the highly anticipated Windows Server Containers. We have been hearing a lot about containers lately, and for good reason. As the name suggests, containers [...]

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Aug 2015

There is no disputing that PC sales have been in a freefall during the past couple of years, and there have been some who have suggested that Windows® 10 may offer an impetus to slow the decline a bit, although [...]

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Aug 2015

Oracle® has often been criticized for their licensing practices and for many of their customers they are a supplier customers are forced to tolerate if only because there are very few alternatives. I was recently asked about the language in [...]

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Aug 2015

I must admit that during my tenure at Microsoft® I had many opportunities to “eat my own dog food”. As a result, I rarely install software before it’s released and I often wait until it has been out for a [...]

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Aug 2015

Now that the highly anticipated July 29th Windows® 10 release date has come and gone, what do you think about your Windows 10 experience? For many (most?), they still haven’t seen it and according to Microsoft®, it may take a [...]

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Jul 2015

A few months ago I wrote a blog about Microsoft’s® opportunities with the Internet of Things (IoT). Experts predict that there may be 50 billion devices (“things”) connected via the internet by the year 2020, sharing more than 40 billion [...]

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Jul 2015

The upcoming release of Windows® 10 may be grabbing all the headlines, but it is by no means the only significant product release this month. On July 20, Microsoft® quietly released Visual Studio® 2015 as well as an update to [...]

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