Jun 2016

Microsoft® recently released a new project management application called Planner. Microsoft Planner is a component of Office 365™ Enterprise E1-E5, Business Essentials, Premium and Education, and is intended to compete with Trello™, Slack and Asana™.   Project management software is nothing [...]

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Jun 2016

The highly anticipated release of Microsoft’s® newest flagship database product is now available. SQL Server® 2016 is the eleventh major version of the popular operational database and by some accounts, it’s the most significant.    SQL Server 2016 was designed [...]

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May 2016

We are all painfully aware of the seemingly endless threats to our digital data, security and privacy. Predicting, identifying and defending against these threats requires a major, cooperative effort on the part of people, organizations and governments around the world.    [...]

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May 2016

I have often written about how to prepare for or mitigate after a software licensing audit. We work with clients every day who are being audited, but I would obviously never share the details or outcome of specific client engagements. [...]

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May 2016

Microsoft® now reports that there are more than 300 million devices running Windows® 10. That’s an impressive number after only ten months since its debut last summer, but there are still millions of users running Windows 8.x, 7, and previous [...]

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May 2016

I often find myself engaged in discussions about proactive Software Asset Management (SAM). Many organizations fail to make it a priority until it’s time to true-up/renew their software licenses or when they receive an audit notification. While there is no [...]

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Apr 2016

Most would agree that technology has improved our lives and societies. Consider the changes we have experienced since the advent of personal computing when Apple™ brought us affordable computers less than 40 years ago (and IBM® shortly thereafter). In a [...]

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Apr 2016

Microsoft® Access® has traditionally endured a rather unusual reputation. Power users tend to love it, while IT Administrators often feel the exact opposite. The Database Management System (DBMS) is popular with users because it combines the relational database engine with a graphical [...]

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Apr 2016

Microsoft® announced that the next major update to Windows® 10 will be released sometime this summer. As with all future updates to Windows 10, the Anniversary Update (previously known as Redstone) will be free for 270 million+ existing Windows 10 [...]

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Apr 2016

It has been two years since Microsoft® CEO Satya Nadella announced his “Mobile First, Cloud First” initiative in which Microsoft would loosen their traditional Windows®-only strategy and make many of their applications available on competing operating systems and devices. Now [...]

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