Category: Windows

5 Unusual Ways to Save on Microsoft Licenses & Subscriptions

You know the basics, but do you know these advanced strategies for saving on your Microsoft spend? Your organization could save hundreds of thousands of dollars by taking advantage of these special techniques and Microsoft programs, but only if you know what to ask for. 1. Independent Contract Review When your contract is up for renewal, many organizations simply assume that there’s no need to review the details more than in the past. Unfortunately, a lack of diligence and oversight […]

Microsoft Windows 10 truly mobile: Optimism as a renewable resource

Microsoft’s Windows 10 launch is Microsoft’s continued evolution away from the Ballmer era under Satya Nadella. Given Nadella’s cloud and R&D background, he is making a push toward the consumer space, possibly as the re-making of Microsoft given its flagging enterprise sales.

Is the end of life for Windows XP really going to happen?

Doomsday for Windows XP is just a few months away. On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will issue its last updates for this version. On the same day that Windows XP gets its final updates, Office 2003 and all of it is included applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and so on will also get its final security updates.

Licensing Oracle in Windows Azure

Microsoft and Oracle have an enterprise partnership that will allow their customers to run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper-V and in Windows Azure. Customers will be able to deploy Oracle software — including Java, Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server — on Windows Server Hyper-V or in Windows Azure and receive full support from Oracle. This essentially makes the Windows Azure platform the equivalent of Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud or the EC2 environment and it makes Azure an alternative to the EC2 environment.

Frenemies: Microsoft and Oracle

A few hours ago, Oracle and Microsoft announced their new frenemies relationship that allows pieces of Oracle’s software to mesh with Microsoft’s software and online services. Basically, Microsoft and Oracle agreed to act like friends + enemies so that companies can run Oracle software on Windows Server Hyper V, the “virtualization” software – and Windows Azure. This could be the start of a books entitled Frenemies in the Cloud, a light-hearted, comedy about love, life and competition.

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