Category Archives: Office 365

Windows 8 App Updates–Is It Time For You To Retire Outlook?

The new updates for Mail, Calendar, People and Messaging have started trickling through, so it prompts the question – do Windows RT users rejoice because Outlook is no longer needed? No. While I had previously posted that the messaging from Microsoft around Outlook on Windows RT had turned into “Do you really need Outlook, just improvements to the free apps?”. While these improvements to the free apps will help reduce absolute reliability on Outlook, unfortunately there is a great deal

Desktop To Cloud Session Summary – January 30

This week I gave a talk that spanned Windows Intune, Windows Azure and Office 365 integration, here’s a summary of what was discussed, based largely on audience questions The licensing changes to Windows Intune as well as the per user licensing model were the first topic covered, and how being part of the Server and Tools business rather than being in the Windows business were what allowed these to happen. The System Center Configuration Manager 2012 integration was also discussed,

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Released

Over the past few years, one of the tools that I’ve been recommending highly is MAP, and now MAP 8.0 has been released and is ready for mass consumption. While I would normally shy away from recommending beta versions of software in a production environment, MAP is one of those tools that I think I think is an exception. There are a few reasons for this, firstly it means you have the chance to provide feedback on something that will

Office 365 Home Premium Subscription–The End Of Retail Product?

While this seems to be a post title that is designed to generate traffic, the reality is that some of the details of the new subscriptions have made people sit up and take notice, and ask the question about why consumers or small businesses would look at purchasing a single PC license in the future. While retail boxed software’s death has been predicted for a long time, this move from Microsoft is going to be one of the most impactful.

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