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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Apr 2017

As Microsoft® approaches the formal release of Azure™ Stack during the coming months, they recently released that which is said to be the third and final technical preview. Azure Stack is a way to deploy Azure in an organization’s own [...]

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Mar 2017

It’s no secret that Microsoft® is betting heavily on their ability to not only leverage the explosive growth in cloud computing, but to lead it as well. As is typically the case with the software giant, they are attempting to [...]

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Feb 2017

I struggled with whether to write this blog, as those who read these are typically very knowledgeable when it comes to software licensing and usage, but I found the topic to be rather surprising, so I assume others may as [...]

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Dec 2016

It’s no secret that Microsoft® is trying to convince their customers to move their software and IT to the cloud.  One of their goals is to replace perpetual licenses for products such as Microsoft Office, with subscription licenses for Office [...]

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Dec 2016

I recently wrote a blog about SQL Server® 2016 Licensing, in which I briefly described the most popular editions and licensing requirements. Today, I’d like to identify four other editions, which may be less popular, but instrumental to many organizations.   [...]

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