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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Apr 2016

Last year I wrote a blog about Windows® 10 Servicing Branches. Servicing Branches are Microsoft’s method of allowing users of Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, Education, Mobile Enterprise and IoT Core Pro editions to temporarily postpone updates and security fixes. There [...]

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Mar 2016

Microsoft® has released SharePoint® Server 2016 to OEMs. This latest version of the company’s popular web application platform will be available to Volume Licensing customers in early May. For clarification, Microsoft typically releases code to OEMs prior to making it [...]

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Mar 2016

I recently wrote a blog about the surprising announcement that Microsoft is developing a version of SQL Server® for Linux™. The Linux version of SQL isn’t expected to be released until next year, but the timing of the announcement coincides [...]

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