Office 365 Apps and Non-Microsoft Clients

Not so long ago Microsoft was a “closed shop” … you used Microsoft services (Exchange, SQLserver, and so on) with Microsoft clients (Windows on the desktop).  Fast forward to 2016 and things have changed dramatically.  Yes, you still get the…

A (Non) Profitable Journey–Part 3

I migrated Swan Lake out of their Small Business 2011 environment into a new Server 2012 R2 environment built on top of Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V.  Swan Lake had purchased the server licenses and CAL’s through Tech Soup and it…

Thin, bloated or otherwise–what’s the right IT mix?

There is a lot of talk nowadays about “IT bloat”, usually by the guys that are in the forefront of delivering Cloud services.  And they have a point, IT can bloat like mad if you don’t keep things under control. …

Office 365 and the “fear” of having data hosted in the US

Many years ago, Scott McNealy, former CEO of Sun Microsystems and a “human quote machine” made the comment, “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.”  The comment was made in reference to questions about security and privacy on the…