Dec 2018

Much has been written about the Windows™ 10 October 2018 Update which was recalled shortly after release when some users reported data being lost after the update. Windows 10 1809 was originally released on October 2, but the “data-deletion” bug [...]

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Nov 2018

I have often spoken and written about advantages and disadvantages of the major cloud service providers. There are technical and business considerations when evaluating the major providers, but we have seen increasing instances in which retailers choose Microsoft® or Google™ [...]

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Oct 2018

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about the end of support for Windows Server™ 2008. In that blog, I addressed the pressure Microsoft® will impose upon customers upgrading to Windows Server 2016 or 2019, as MS attempts to [...]

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Oct 2018

Microsoft® has announced that Windows Server™ 2019 will be available this month (October 2018). Perhaps the most notable feature of the latest version is the improved support for hybrid environments which utilize both on-prem datacenters and public cloud services. This [...]

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Sep 2018

It’s no secret that Microsoft® wants to move their customer base from perpetual licenses to subscriptions. We often see them offer attractive pricing and terms to motivate customers to embrace cloud-based products such as Office 365™ while refusing to offer [...]

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Aug 2018

Few products are as mission critical to most organizations IT as Windows Server™. Many, if not most, are currently running the 2016 edition, but there are still a significant number using Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. According [...]

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Jul 2018

Summary: Microsoft® is testing an energy self-sufficient modular datacenter which is cooled by ocean water.   Most people know that datacenters (DCs) consume huge amounts of energy, but it may surprise some to learn how much energy they actually use. A [...]

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Feb 2018

Cloud computing has revolutionized the way many organizations manage their IT, but it’s not without its critics and concerns. Perhaps the greatest concern for many has been entrusting mission critical data and functions to a third party. This was more [...]

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Jan 2018

When it comes to commonly used productivity software, Microsoft® has dominated the market since the introduction of Office in the early nineteen-nineties. Microsoft Office is such an industry standard that even its competitors must have some degree of compatibility to [...]

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Jan 2018

It has been interesting to watch the progression of portable computing during recent years. While businesses and consumers typically want devices which are smaller and lighter, manufacturers are faced with constraints surrounding battery life and connectivity, among others. Microsoft®, Qualcomm™ [...]

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