Free geek gift! Download the 'Conversational Geek' e-book

Free geek gift! Download the 'Conversational Geek' e-book

With this easy-to-read overview of geekdom, anyone can get up to speed fast and become conversational in geek

12/24/14

Hey Microsoft, why limit Exchange Online filtering services?

Hey Microsoft, why limit Exchange Online filtering services?

A warning to never daisy-chain services is bad advice meant to avoid a Microsoft product's weakness; there are better options you can use

12/18/14

Think different: 5 cool geek gift ideas

Think different: 5 cool geek gift ideas

Good for the holidays or any time of year, these off-the-beaten-path items will stand out

12/10/14

The 5 themes you hear in an Azure outage

The 5 themes you hear in an Azure outage

Whether it brings knee-jerk outrage or Manic Pixie Dream Girl positive spin, the truth is that the cloud is still maturing

12/04/14

Dumping Microsoft Office for Google Apps? Test them first

Dumping Microsoft Office for Google Apps? Test them first

At first glance, Google Apps is attractive in its simplicity and low cost. But dig deeper to see if you're getting what you expect

11/26/14

That 'paper MSCE' holds more value than you might think

That 'paper MSCE' holds more value than you might think

A multiple-choice test can't show who's good at real admin work, but it can show who understands the product well enough to invest in

11/19/14

Office for iOS is a slap in the face for Windows Phone users

Office for iOS is a slap in the face for Windows Phone users

iPad, iPhone, and Android users get the excellent Office suite well before Windows Phone users do -- and that's not fair

11/12/14

Microsoft may finally have its one-stop collaboration tool

Microsoft may finally have its one-stop collaboration tool

Microsoft’s evolving Groups feature aims to improve collaboration, likely at the expense of similar Office 365 options

11/05/14

Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Azure expands, while security, storage, APIs lift Office 365

Microsoft uncaps Office 365 storage, adds APIs, increases security, and boosts Azure's capabilities

10/29/14

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

A cold wind is blowing through Microsoft

The winds of change are pushing the Microsoft ecosystem further into the cloud -- don't let your career get blown off course

10/15/14

Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Office 365: The three latest new features you should know

Microsoft's "most strategic API" gets more enhancements, and the service gets better pricing for small businesses

10/08/14

Take a leap of faith -- Windows 10 deserves it

Take a leap of faith -- Windows 10 deserves it

The first glimpse of Windows 10 may be enough to make you believe in Microsoft again

10/01/14

The sum of all cloud security fears

The sum of all cloud security fears

Resistance to the cloud is more emotional than technical, but gut reactions do matter

09/24/14

Windows 9: A new hope

Windows 9: A new hope

Three UI changes show a positive new direction away from the unloved Windows 8

09/17/14

Microsoft's Delve: The Office 365 spy you just might love

Microsoft's Delve: The Office 365 spy you just might love

Microsoft's latest addition to Office 365 for business monitors your Office 365 activity to curate content you'll find most useful

09/10/14

As the data center shifts to the cloud, VMware struggles to stay relevant

Virtualization powerhouse belatedly ramps up its cloud offerings, but lags behind both Microsoft and AWS

09/03/14

Friend or foe? Microsoft partners wary of Office 365 migration plans

Microsoft's self-interest may leave solutions providers in the lurch, but for now there's still a need for third-party help

08/27/14

In Microsoft's cloud quest, some will get left behind

Risk of 'technical drift' is especially pernicious when your vendor appears to support the cloud but is only paying lip service

08/20/14

Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant could well come to Windows 9

It could be a race between Apple and Microsoft as to who gets a voice assistant on the desktop first

08/13/14

The Azure-Active Directory connection just got easier

Microsoft releases AAD Connect, a new wizard-driven tool to help ease the connection

08/06/14

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