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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Jun 2015

I am often surprised when Emerset clients only contact their reseller when it’s time to true-up or renew their software license agreement. In some cases this may be appropriate, but they often fail to leverage some of the services offered [...]

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Jun 2015

The term “Business Intelligence” is widely used and often means different things to different people. Most would describe it as a combination of tools and disciplines used to capture and analyze raw data. The knowledge acquired from BI can be [...]

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Jun 2015

In yet another example of Microsoft’s response to BYOD and changing user habits, they will reportedly increase User Client Access License (CAL) pricing by 13 percent, effective August 1. This comes as no surprise as Microsoft® continues to adapt to [...]

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