Aug 2017

Azure™ Active Directory (AAD) provides identity validation and access management for Microsoft® hosted products and services such as Azure, Office 365™, Intune and others. Microsoft includes basic AAD functionality with these services at no charge, but they also offer the [...]

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Jul 2017

Microsoft® has not been subtle about their focus on cloud computing. It wasn’t long ago that the mere notion of surpassing Amazon® (AWS™) or even competing for market share seemed completely unattainable, but the software giant is closing the gap. [...]

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Jul 2017

Microsoft® has a long history of bundling products together. The strategy has always been that if a customer obtains a product as part of a bundle, they will be less likely to buy similar functionality from a competitor. This has [...]

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Jul 2017

Anyone who has worked at Microsoft® can attest to the frequency with which they reorganize the workforce and the disruption that typically accompanies the reorg. The disruption isn’t limited to MS employees, as channel partners and large customers question whether [...]

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Jun 2017

Last month, Microsoft® announced a new addition to the Windows™ 10 family. Windows 10 S is essentially Windows 10 Pro with a restricted configuration that will only let the user run applications obtained from the Windows Store. This ensures that the [...]

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May 2017

We’re learning more about the next major update to Windows™ 10, which expected to be available later this year (autumn). In some respects, the message Microsoft® is sending may be as important as the added features. The most notable aspect [...]

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May 2017

Microsoft® has made no secret of their desire to move their customers to the cloud. We see evidence of this every day, through incentive offerings for cloud subscriptions and services, and with their reluctance to negotiate pricing and terms for [...]

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Apr 2017

When Microsoft® originally announced plans for a subscription based Office productivity suite, they often promoted the simplicity of the offering. Unfortunately, as is typically the case with Microsoft, nothing is “simple”, and Office 365™ is no exception. As many people [...]

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Apr 2017

When Microsoft® announced the first Surface® tablet in 2012, many people were critical of the decision to produce a hardware device which would compete with their strategically and monetarily significant OEM tablet makers. The first-generation Surface didn’t turn out to [...]

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Apr 2017

I was recently asked about the status of the Microsoft® Enterprise Advantage on MPSA the company announced last summer. The idea was to bring traditional EA terms to the Microsoft Products and Services Agreement (MPSA) as part of an effort [...]

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