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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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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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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, Brexit and That Price Increase

by Stephen White  |  November 7, 2016

Ramifications of Brexit may be wide-spread and plentiful, yet difficult to predict accurately. What has been clear is the confidence / uncertainty impact on the value of sterling - having...

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What’s in a name? Microsoft package and licensing changes

by Stephen White  |  October 4, 2016

Microsoft are ringing the changes Periodically we see a set of licensing changes from Microsoft. Early in 2016 a number were announced or took effect. This month, immediately following a...

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Office 365 5th Birthday Milestone

by Stephen White  |  June 30, 2016

Microsoft has been in business now for over 40 years, with annual revenues of more than $90BN, clients across all sectors and a dominant, but declining, software market share of 13.3%...

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Microsoft Renewals - the Season for Finding Carrots in the Cloud

by Stephen White  |  June 7, 2016

Last week's column drew attention to the need to evaluate timing before committing to a cloud subscription model and aligning timing of any commitment Currently many organizations are looking to finalize...

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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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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 BPOS To Become Office 365

by Jeffrey Mann  |  October 19, 2010

In an announcement from San Francisco today, Microsoft provided more details about next year's planned revamp of its Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) cloud-based collaboration suite. Gartner's official take on...

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