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Software News

The latest software news and solutions to help you assess, plan, and implement your IT projects. From articles on new or upgraded software, including operating systems and virtualization, to procurement and integration issues, such as licensing options, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Software News.


XP Migration

XP Migration: The Right Partner Can Make a Big Difference

Can you move off of XP all by yourself? Sure you can, but do you really want to?

by Stephanie Neil | 05.20.14

Time’s up! As of April 8, 2014, XP is obsolete.

If you are reading this and you still have not made the move, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey of over 3,000 IT professionals by Redmond magazine, 23% of desktops and laptops will run XP indefinitely. In addition, 25% of the respondents said they would migrate off of XP eventually, indicating it is not a priority, while 16% are scrambling to make the move. And 8% of people still haven’t decided how and when to migrate off of XP.

Tags:Windows 8

SaaS: Subscription-based software

It seems like all we talk about these days is Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, SaaS this, and subscription that. The software industry is moving towards subscription based licensing. I attended a great indie conference for software publishers years ago. Someone there did an interesting study that showed the vast majority of subscription-based models were designed with revenue streams in mind rather than customer satisfaction. He tied those findings to another study showing very low customer satisfaction with subscription-based models (surprise!). Things have greatly improved since then, but some of the truths of that old study remain. Subscription-based licensing is different, and it requires new thinking about the consumption of software and the management of a software estate.

Tags:AdobeMicrosoftSoftwareSoftware Upgrade

Microsoft from Many Angles

Learn More about Recent Developments in Licensing and Support

by James Nagurney | 05.14.14

Since Microsoft has recently made a number of changes to some of its most widely-used products, I’ve gathered together articles from around the Web to provide you with more information, tips, and tricks for making the most of your Microsoft stack.

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Expert Advice on Office 365

Insider Tips for Office 365

So Good, It’s Almost Criminal

by Lane Shelton | 05.12.14

Effective communicators know when to speak, and when to sit quietly and let others speak. Here is an instance where I was ready to listen. I asked an enterprise customer (who also happens to be an Office 365 (O365) pioneer) for advice. I was truly looking for some insights from someone with experience about deploying and managing Office 365. And we offer our thanks, for permission to pass along this incredibly valuable, practical advice. Here’s everything you need to know about O365 from someone who’s been there and done that, more than once. 

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4 Recent Microsoft Product Milestones

Are They Bumps in Your Road?

by James Nagurney | 05.09.14

We hit a couple of Microsoft milestones in April, affecting everything from Windows to Office to SQL, so I thought it would be helpful to note them all for you. To see what changes Microsoft has made and how they might affect you, read on.

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