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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Jul 2015

Whether you’re following trade publications or mainstream news media it’s hard to escape news about Windows® 10 this month. The widely publicized release date of July 29 will mark the beginning of a phased roll-out which will likely last a [...]

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