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Microsoft's Magic Quadrant Positioning Was Unchanged in Q1

by Merv Adrian  |  April 29, 2016

As of April 29, Microsoft is featured in 40 current Gartner Magic Quadrants. 8 have been updated this year; they are shown in bold in the figure. In quarterly updates throughout...

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Hadoop Apache Project Commercial Support Tracker April 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  April 27, 2016

There are now 20 commonly supported projects: Avro, Flume and Solr join the group supported by all 5 distributors and other changes appear as well. For this version of the...

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Latitude and Longitude - locations matter when acquiring Office 365

by Stephen White  |  April 26, 2016

In alignment with many software publishers financial reporting currency and headquarters, experience shows us that a number of international organizations choose to acquire software licensing in US Dollars,. For over a decade this trend...

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Microsoft SAM and Licensing Part 2 - How Will Change Impact Client Services

by Stephen White  |  April 20, 2016

Yesterday's initial episode of this two part series raised some questions regarding Microsoft announcement that licensing and SAM competencies are being retired, today we delve into some potential impacts Licensing...

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Microsoft Calls Time on SAM and Licensing Competencies - Part 1

by Stephen White  |  April 19, 2016

IT leaders and their teams often rely on third parties to deliver services and provide guidance. Microsoft last week announced a change which impacts the route through which capable partners and...

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Software Contract Negotiation - Spring Into Action!

by Stephen White  |  April 11, 2016

Whilst Spring has been slow to take hold in this part of the world (the UK is yet to see 20degC in 2016), for many IT professionals charged with procurement or...

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The “C” in OCP Is for Coolness

by Andrew Lerner  |  March 22, 2016

This is a guest blog from Joe Skorupa There has been a lot of coverage of the latest Open Compute announcements by Facebook, Google and Microsoft. Some saw these announcements...

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Fork In The Road for SMBs

by Stephen White  |  February 12, 2016

If you are reading this post, you may have also seen our update last week referencing recent licensing changes from Microsoft in context of a desired business transformation and cloud first...

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Cloud First Licensing - Boosting Microsoft's Race to the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  February 4, 2016

We're less than 6 weeks into 2016 and Microsoft are bringing changes to their licensing thick and fast - let's look at three of those introduced in the February Product Terms update...

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Microsoft in 40 Gartner Magic Quadrants, January 2016

by Merv Adrian  |  January 31, 2016

As of January 29, Microsoft is featured in 40 Gartner Magic Quadrants published or updated within the past 12 months. In quarterly updates throughout the year, this series of posts will...

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