Browsing All Posts filed under »Office 365 and Azure«

Back to the future with Office 2016 for OSX

July 9, 2015


For those longer in the tooth than they may wish to reflect on, Microsoft Office started its life on the Apple Mac, so in good old heritage terms Microsoft has lead with the latest version of their flagship Office Suite 2016 on Apples OSX. At least for those subscribed to Microsoft Office 365. For full […]

When the going get’s tough call a Microsoft Partner

April 28, 2015


Microsoft often gets a hard time for its security and the confidence customers can have in its product. Recent comments in the press around the benefits of Open Source as a more secure and transparent option misses a critical component in the debate and evaluation criteria – Partnership and Structure. In my experience proprietary software […]

Cloud Vendors – Great Power, Much Responsibility

April 18, 2014


Headlines abound as the race to the bottom continues in the price wars that is benefiting Cloud Computing users but challenging the 3 principles in Cloud Computing – Microsoft, Amazon as clear leaders with the rapidly maturing but still lagging Google – as they struggle with a new class of business model economics that can […]

Cloud Success means ‘Hearts and Minds’ Microsoft

February 22, 2014


The success potential in the cloud for Microsoft was laid down many years ago, well before cloud was even on the horizon, a unique differentiator that no Amazon or Google can challenge …. Yet. What I am talking about are customer ‘Relationships’ and the trust that those relationships has fostered, especially in the Corporate and […]

Microsoft OneDrive, What’s in a name?

February 19, 2014


‘Microsoft launches OneDrive globally, with some freebies’. More on the freebie ‘Microsoft to give 100GB free OneDrive storage to early birds’. So it’s out with a big fanfare and more obfuscation for the humble consumer and business user alike as they get their heads around a name change and a few new bells and whistles […]

SharePoint 2013 Apps – Inspirational

January 11, 2014


SharePoint 2013 Apps, what’s new, we had them in SharePoint 2010 didn’t we? Yes, and a lot has changed, but then again for those with a significant investment in SharePoint 2010 nothing you should have to worry about. Let me explain… Your investment in SharePoint 2010’s full or partial trust sandbox app models will still […]

Tablet Tuesday, full of hot ‘Air’!

October 23, 2013


October 22nd will go down as Tablet Tuesday, as the big players in this space Microsoft, Apple, Nokia converged on this date to officially launched new product. Instead of a big bang it was more of a one horse show with most attention captured by Apple, being the only one of the bunch to have maintain any […]

The Dark Side of Data Encryption – Ransomware

September 13, 2013


Those of you who have heard me speak and read my earlier articles on the subject of Data Security ‘Data Security – It’s in the Name!‘ will know my advocacy of encryption as the realistic future for data protection. But following the recent Cryptolocker outbreak of Ransomeware I feel it prudent to highlight the challenge […]

Microsoft WPC13 – Security & Privacy Update

July 10, 2013


Well as expected Security and Privacy were high on the list of boxes to tick from all the execs at this year’s Microsoft World Wide Partner Conference. I would like to theme it as the conference that made the commitment to ‘Trust and Security with Microsoft in Digital Life’. For attendee’s who were not able […]

Big Data’s 2nd Class Citizens – Security & Privacy!

July 1, 2013


For many years I have been pushing the concept of the hidden value on Corporate Balance sheets – data. The challenge has always been how to achieve this securely and without compromising the trust of much of the customer privacy that is embodied in and at the mercy of the use of said data. Barclays Bank is […]