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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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Paying for what you use - too much to expect from SaaS?

by Stephen White  |  February 20, 2017

By definition cloud computing should deliver an elastic solution which is metered by usage, thus as the organization needs to increase or decrease consumption, that is measured and costs adjust...

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Software licensing lessons from 2016 for a cloudy future

by Stephen White  |  January 9, 2017

A year of surprises and shocks is now behind us With one’s sporting hat on we might consider Leicester City, the Western Bulldogs, Cronulla, the Chicago Cubs, the Cleveland Cavaliers...

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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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What does an end to Adobe auditing and license compliance activity really mean?

by Stephen White  |  August 3, 2016

There may be several answers to this question, however between the question and potential answers lies a series of feasible explanations: A. License revenue growth resulting from SaaS and subscription...

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Microsoft New Year Changes - What Impact Will the COO's Departure Produce?

by Stephen White  |  July 11, 2016

End of financial year at Microsoft regularly triggers a series of announcements, movements and changes. The past week has seen a number, including one of the more significant of recent personnel...

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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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Cloud Shift - Timing is almost everything

by Stephen White  |  May 30, 2016

Last week I had an all too familiar discussion, without a business case, completed testing or adoption plan an organization were already committing to transition a perpetual on-premises software licensing contract...

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