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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire part 3

by Stephen White  |  July 18, 2018

The Microsoft keynote (actually they are calling them 'Corenotes') session on Tuesday was without major announcement. The most significant business announcement from Microsoft wasn't part of the session, however Microsoft...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 2

by Stephen White  |  July 17, 2018

Microsoft Inspire kicked off yesterday with the typical musical introduction and energy that accompanies the annual day 1 keynote. What followed though was relatively quiet, reinforcing messaging from 2017. Microsoft's lead...

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Doing Business with Microsoft - Inspire Announcements Part 1

by Stephen White  |  July 13, 2018

Microsoft’s annual partner conference is the principal vehicle and milestone for Microsoft to kick off it’s new financial year. Accordingly changes to commercial offers, approaches and structure are typically key...

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Microsoft Nods Again to “Open” With Github Deal

by Merv Adrian  |  June 6, 2018

This post co-authored with my esteemed colleague and Gartner Vendor Lead for Microsoft, Ed Anderson. Microsoft, already a significant contributor to GitHub, and a frequent contributor to open source over...

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Just Published: New Assessments of AWS, Azure and GCP Cloud IaaS

by Marco Meinardi  |  March 13, 2018

Gartner has just published the updated cloud IaaS scores for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Gartner clients are normally used to see these updates...

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Happy New Year! Microsoft Hit Refresh - A Retrospective View of 2017 and Ahead to 2018

by Stephen White  |  January 10, 2018

New year. New challenges? New plans? New beginnings? New priorities? Here is my own simple example of changing priorities. Australia have secured ‘The Ashes’ from England with a 4-0 victory, yet...

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Amazon vs. Google: The ugly side of Streaming

by Ted Chamberlin  |  December 7, 2017

I think we all anticipated that it was coming. The stakes are too high, the players are too stubborn and the revenue opportunities are too lucrative. Google is threatening to...

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Networking Content at Gartner's IT Infrastructure and Data Center Conference

by Andrew Lerner  |  October 21, 2017

We are gearing up for our yearly Data Center Conference, officially called Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference, Dec 4-7 in Las Vegas. As usual, we have...

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Microsoft Ignite - A Commercial View

by Stephen White  |  October 3, 2017

Microsoft’s annual Autumn conference landed in Orlando last week (just prior to Gartner Symposium) and is somewhat targeted at a technical audience, but this year’s event included a set of...

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The Era of SQL Server 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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