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  • Microsoft take Azure sales direct from March 2019

    Microsoft have announced changes to how organisations purchase Azure cloud services. Starting March 2019, Microsoft will introduce the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA), a new offering for Azure services which will make the “licensing transaction process easier, more efficient...

  • Virtual insanity or virtual (desktop) reality?

    Microsoft have announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure based offering that aims to make desktop virtualisation easier for organisations to deploy and manage. What does it do? Its big things is that it will enable multi-user virtual desktop sessions – that is, where multiple...

  • Microsoft extend support for Windows and Office 365

    In a blog post on September 6, 2018, Microsoft announced several revisions to current support policies for Windows and Office 365 –which should all be positive for customers. Microsoft product support has long been the subject of conversation, and it seems to be a hotter topic than...

  • Microsoft defends previous Windows releases

    Microsoft defends previous Windows releases Microsoft are adding “down-level” support to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), making it available to protect machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft are building a behavioural based Endpoint Detection...

  • Microsoft Questions & Answers Webinar

    We recently ran a Microsoft Q&A webinar.  We asked people to submit their questions in advance and took them during the webinar too. The webinar was one of the best attended we have every had – which probably says something about Microsoft licensing, if not my attraction as...

  • Microsoft announce Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2019 is due for release in the 2nd half of 2018, and the preview is available now via the Insiders program. What’s new? Microsoft have identified four key themes: Hybrid Cloud Combined with Project Honolulu, Microsoft’s re-imagined Windows Server management experience,...

  • Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server

    The Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server (formerly Windows Server Azure Hybrid Use Benefit) has been around for some time now. It was announced in late 2017 that this benefit would be extended to SQL Server – and we now have details! What does it do? The Microsoft...

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