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The Alternative to Microsoft Premier Support

2017-11-09T10:52:27+00:00 August 13th, 2015| Introduces the Microsoft Premier Support Alternative Microsoft Premier Support for Enterprises with 500 or more PCs starts at $30,000 per year for the Foundation level and $200K+ for Mission Critical and onsite support. Foundation offers a 1 hour response time during business hours and Mission Critical offers a 30 [...]

SharePoint 2016: What features to expect

2015-03-24T09:00:12+00:00 March 24th, 2015|

SharePoint 2016 Features Pack A Punch For Your Business The release of SharePoint 2016 is right around the corner and the upcoming Microsoft Ignite conference in May should confirm this. But for those of you who want to know some of the details before it’s available for purchase, I’ve gathered some [...]

How SharePoint 2016 Will Improve Your Business

2015-03-23T10:00:59+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|

SharePoint 2016 Helps You Work Better Together, In the Cloud The next iteration of SharePoint is right around the corner, but you don’t have to wait until Microsoft Ignite to start learning how SharePoint 2016 will factor into your evolution as a digital business and help IT continue its journey [...]

Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Suite in 2015

2015-01-02T09:04:50+00:00 January 2nd, 2015|

Is Microsoft’s Enterprise Cloud Suite (ECS) Right for You? In the past, if you licensed the Microsoft stack of software directly from Microsoft, you were licensing under an Enterprise Agreement (EA). Most of you with EAs understand the “true up” requirement around any increases in “devices” or “users.” Qualified Devices [...]

Comparing SharePoint and Sitecore for Your Business

2014-10-13T09:30:59+00:00 October 13th, 2014|

I can’t believe I am going to say this, but there are times when SharePoint isn’t the answer. Yes, as often as SharePoint can power your business as the premier enterprise collaboration tool out there, sometimes the better choice or fit for a company is Sitecore, the up and coming [...]

Understanding’s SharePoint Anywhere Service

2014-08-27T09:00:02+00:00 August 27th, 2014|

Taking Care of your SharePoint, wherever it lives Some businesses are ready to put SharePoint in the cloud, some want to keep it on-premises and some are ready to do a bit of both.  No matter where your SharePoint currently lives, you still have the pain of maintaining it. Wouldn’t [...]

SharePoint Conference 2014 Recap: On-prem dominates

2014-03-10T09:46:30+00:00 March 10th, 2014|

(You can watch my SPC14 session “The Tipping Point Between On-premises and Cloud” by scrolling down) Without a clear Roadmap, Microsoft leaves door and imaginations open for future of SharePoint and the Cloud SPC 2014 is in the books. The keynote was vague, leaving many with the impression that Microsoft [...]

The New Microsoft: Changing the face of a technology titan

2014-02-12T09:00:08+00:00 February 12th, 2014|

Microsoft has crowned their next CEO. On February 4, 2014, Microsoft named Satya Nadella as the successor to Steve Ballmer’s Chief Executive Officer position and changed Bill Gates’ title from “Chairman of the Board” to “Technology Advisor.” Nadella has been around Microsoft since 1992 and his 22 years with the [...]

No More Compromises, Secure Your Network

2014-01-30T09:30:21+00:00 January 30th, 2014|

The Shocking Reality Behind the Network Breaches Happening All Over the World Corporate America’s dirty little secret: Sshhh. Our network has been compromised. According to security experts, 60-70% of the Fortune 1000 have been hacked in the last 16 months or don’t even know they are currently compromised. Their intellectual [...]

Microsoft SPLA: Asking Licensing’s Hard Questions

2017-11-09T13:07:21+00:00 January 22nd, 2014|

Microsoft Answers Our SPLA (Licensing) Questions The following are common deep dive questions raised by staff and customers. They were posed to both Microsoft and our SPLA law firm. I have a high degree of confidence in their interpretation, but like anything else, please use your best judgment and [...]