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Microsoft Office 365

Let’s Cut Through the Noise

Turn up what really matters about Office 365

by Lane Shelton | 06.26.14

Why is everyone talking about Office 365 these days? We couldn’t count up all the reviews, opinions, comparisons, and ratings, even if we tried. But that doesn’t mean we’re not listening. As we speak to customers around the world, the attention on O365 spans from simple curiosity to a burning desire to move commoditized email workloads to the cloud—and yes, everything in between.

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Did Adobe Just Reinvent Creative Cloud?

Get the Full Scoop on Adobe’s June CC Update

by Josh Sutelman | 06.25.14

Adobe’s Creative Cloud (CC)—the powerhouse collection of subscription-based, local-installed applications—received a monumental update on June 18, 2014. The 2014 CC release was a milestone in Adobe’s history, with updates to 14 apps, new mobile centric apps, Adobe-branded hardware for the creative at heart, and a new way to access creative profiles (Adobe ID).

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What SQL 2014 Really Means

Timing is Good for Business, but Software Assurance Is Even Better

by Patrick Renzi | 06.03.14

When Microsoft announced the actual release date for SQL 2014 many modern businesses simply looked at the latest database offering from Microsoft and saw just that: new software. Sure, it’s easy to get caught up in all the features—like enhanced BI tools, easier management through Always On, enhanced memory utilization, and the ease of scaling your on-premise SQL deployment to the Azure platform. Since it’s been ranked the most secure database platform for the last five years running, it is simple to see why so many IT Directors and CTO/CIOs are jumping ship from Oracle and shifting their platforms to SQL. There are a plethora of high-end capabilities that businesses are able to leverage from this incredible software. I, however, want to focus on something that might go unnoticed by far too many. That something is timing.

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Windows 8 Interface

Should you move to Windows 8?

Unification of user interface is a compelling reason to make the move

by Eric Bruno | 05.29.14

Microsoft has put a lot of effort into Windows 8, as have OEMs such as Lenovo. Do features like the tablet-friendly Windows 8 touch interface justify the move?

Tags:MicrosoftOS EfficiencySoftwareSoftware UpgradeUpgradingWindows 8

Quick and Easy Microsoft Imaging?

It’s Not as Expensive as You Think

by Patrick Renzi | 05.27.14

On July 1st, Microsoft plans to suspend a benefit that many of its customers have grown attached to. Specifically, attaching Software Assurance (SA) only skus to new systems carrying their own OEM OS. It shouldn’t be a secret to anyone that Microsoft doesn’t want you to image with OEM keys. OEM’s must have received the same memo. They made their OEM OS product keys increasingly more difficult to locate—some going as far as to hide them deep within the system BIOS menu.

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