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March 14, 2012  10:46 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Report – March 13

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critical, DirectWrite, Domain Name System, Microsoft, microsoftwindows, patchtuesday

Application Compatibility Update with Quest ChangeBASE

Executive Summary

January 18, 2012  2:47 PM

Microsoft embeds Bing’s data centre admin into System Center 2012

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Azure, Cloud Computing, hybrid, Microsoft

January 12, 2012  12:00 PM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday Application Compatibility Report – January 2012

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Microsoft, Microsoft Windows

Executive Summary

With this January Microsoft Patch Tuesday update, we...

December 5, 2011  4:32 PM

BAe Systems: Office365 doesn’t fly

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
BAe, data-centre, Microsoft, Office365

September 22, 2011  11:32 AM

What to Watch Out for When Migrating to Office 365

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Microsoft, Office 2007, office 2010, Office 365

In this guest blog post, Jeremy Thake, enterprise architect and Microsoft Sharepoint MVP at Avepoint looks at how to move onto Office 365.

September 21, 2011  12:00 PM

Microsoft’s Gordon Frazer comment leads to Dutch rethink on US cloud providers

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
cloud, data-centre, Google, Microsoft

On September 5th Dutch Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) responded to questions relating to US cloud companies storing Duth data and the impact of the US Patriot Act. The minister's response has major...

June 7, 2011  9:30 AM

Save 90% with second user SAP and MS licenses…but are they legitimate?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
audit, Licensing, Microsoft, Piracy, pre-owned, SAP, second-user

During my research for the Top five IT finance and asset management issues article, about how to finance IT purchases, I came across two companies specialising in second-user...

May 10, 2011  3:55 PM

How Skype will impact Microsoft

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Microsoft, Skype

At $8.5 billion, the acquisition of Skype is probably Microsoft's biggest. MS tends to buy much smaller outfits, where it integrates technology. It is clearly trying to build a compelling online presence with Microsoft Live and xBox Live.

One could argue, $8.5 billion is the only way...

April 12, 2011  11:14 AM

BI is NOT a Cloud application

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, cloud, Data warehouse, DBA, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Software testing, Teradata

Reading through the vast amount of analyst comment from Creative Intellect Consulting, Gartner, IDC, et al, it's hard to see how CIOs get any sleep. Over the last year, however, there appear to be two key themes that are at the top of the CIO agenda, Cloud and Business Intelligence. Now...

January 20, 2011  2:22 PM

Muglia’s departure leave a hole in Microsoft’s tech direction

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows 7, Windows Mobile

After 23 years at Microsoft, leading the server division and developing its mobile business, Bob Muglia is leaving. In a letter to staff, CEO Steve Ballmer, said:

"Bob Muglia and I have been talking about the overall business and what is needed to accelerate our growth. In...

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