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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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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