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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Jun 2015

Windows® 10 is being marketed as a single operating system that runs on multiple devices (PCs, tablets, smartphones, etc.), but Microsoft® has announced that it will be available in an unprecedented nine editions.   This may appear counter-intuitive at first [...]

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May 2015

The global leader in database software is being forced to modify their business model to not only accommodate cloud computing, but to leverage it as well. As has been the case with companies such as Amazon™ and Microsoft®, Oracle® needs [...]

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May 2015

It isn’t the first time Microsoft® (or countless other companies) has been accused of manipulating numbers to make something appear better than it really is, but allegations have surfaced which suggest that Azure may not be quite as successful as [...]

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May 2015

Android™ users have had access to preview versions of Microsoft® Outlook since January, but Microsoft has now made the release official. As with the already released edition for Apple’s iOS™, Outlook for Android is free to users and becomes the [...]

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May 2015

Microsoft® continues to adjust the manner in which they bundle some of their key product offerings, and in some cases we are even experiencing price reductions. The latest such announcement merges Visual Studio (VS) Premium with Visual Studio Ultimate. Together, [...]

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May 2015

Build is Microsoft®’s annual developer’s conference. While Build is often an opportunity for us to learn more about upcoming products and release dates, the three day event is particularly interesting this year. This is in part the result of widespread [...]

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May 2015

Microsoft® has announced an upcoming Windows Server® OS that could dramatically improve the performance and management of applications running in the cloud. Nano Server is expected to be released sometime during 2016 and is essentially a scaled down update to [...]

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