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The Era of Microsoft on Windows-Only Is Over – OMG

by Merv Adrian  |  September 25, 2017

Written by Donald Feinberg and Merv Adrian On 25-Sep-2017 at Ignite, Microsoft announced general availability of SQL Server 2017, now supporting both Windows and Linux platforms, as well as support for containers. It can now book revenue...

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Yes, Watson, There IS an Alexa/Cortana Clique

by Daryl Plummer  |  August 30, 2017

Today, two of the Voice personal assistant (VPA) giants got together and decided to cooperate on creating a big-time social party between their voice services. Alexa and Cortana are now...

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Spotlight on Oracle: Oracle Vendor Rating

by Andrew White  |  August 11, 2017

After a long break we just published the new Oracle Vendor Rating. Oracle's transition to a cloud-centric vendor continues, replicating the strength of its on-premises technology in the cloud. It...

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The Good, The Bad, and the Get on with It (Interesting Economist Articles This Week)

by Andrew White  |  July 21, 2017

I read this week's Economist in two parts: the first half in my way from Atlanta to Seattle and the second half on my way from Seattle to Vancouver.  I...

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Will Working in the Cloud Work for Microsoft Office 365?

by Steve Crawford  |  June 28, 2017

Office 365 has boldly shifted Microsoft's focus to the cloud.  But about half its customers are not as bold, stubbornly staying on-premises or evaluating options. Microsoft could have stayed right...

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IBM Ends Hadoop Distribution, Hortonworks Expands Hybrid Open Source

by Merv Adrian  |  June 21, 2017

IBM has followed Intel and EMC/Pivotal in abandoning efforts to make a business of Hadoop distributions, and followed Microsoft in making Hortonworks its supplying partner. At the former Hadoop Summit,...

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This time I don't really mind being wrong

by Jeffrey Mann  |  May 24, 2017

Data sovereignty is a persistent topic in my cloud office inquiries. Many customers want to know where Microsoft Office 365 or Google G Suite will put their emails, files and...

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Microsoft Enters 2017 With 45 Offerings in Magic Quadrants

by Merv Adrian  |  January 23, 2017

In Q1 2017, as always, we reset this chart - no bold or italic for new entries. As of January 20, no new MQs had yet been published in 2017...

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(They're Back!) New Year's Anti-Resolutions for 2017

by Jeffrey Mann  |  January 2, 2017

Last year, I opted not to do the yearly New Year's anti-resolutions I have been doing since 2009. I thought that things were generally going pretty well, with no need to talk...

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More Microsoft Offerings in Magic Quadrant Listing

by Merv Adrian  |  November 2, 2016

In Q3 2016, three additional Microsoft offerings were covered in Magic Quadrant reports: Disaster Recovery as a Service, Application Delivery Controllers and Application Release Automation. Disaster Recovery as a Service makes...

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