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 [...]

Read more

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 [...]

Read more

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 [...]

Read more

Jul 2015

As the July 29th Windows® 10 release date approaches we are learning more about the near term and long term update and support plans. Some reports from Microsoft® bring much needed clarification to certain topics, while others seem to confuse [...]

Read more

Jul 2015

One of the advantages (and disadvantages according to some) of cloud based software is that it can be constantly updated, whether to add functionality, improve security, or for performance fixes and enhancements. Of course Microsoft® isn’t going to add significant [...]

Read more

Jul 2015

On July 1, Microsoft® finally combined the Product Use Rights (PUR) and Product List into a single document. The newly published “Product Terms” document is intended to offer “fewer steps and one location to find what you need”. This comes [...]

Read more

Jul 2015

We have known for months that Microsoft® would increase the price of most on-premises User CALs on August 1, so the upcoming 13% price hike comes as no surprise. The last time Microsoft increased their User CAL pricing was December, [...]

Read more

Jul 2015

There appears to be confusion surrounding browser offerings in Windows® 10. Many users are anxious to see Microsoft® Edge (previously code named Spartan), the new browser which will eventually replace Internet Explorer®. The confusion exists because Windows 10 will include [...]

Read more

Jun 2015

I recently posted a blog about Oracle’s™ need to expand their business model from an on-premises database provider to a cloud computing host. Last week the company announced disappointing earnings and the details behind them further validate the need to [...]

Read more

Jun 2015

As we approach the July 29 release date for Windows® 10, we are learning more about Microsoft’s® plan to motivate users to upgrade and also to keep current with the latest updates and fixes within Windows 10. Of course the [...]

Read more