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Microsoft Increasing Prices in the UK

October 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

Microsoft announced late last week that prices will be increasing in the UK from January 1st. This has been expected for a while in the channel after the crash of Sterling versus the Euro and the US Dollar (the currency that Microsoft is based on). FYI, Microsoft has price lists in different [...]

WPC 2016 Day 3 Keynote

July 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to the Wednesday keynote at WPC, the Microsoft partner conference. This keynote is usually very business, strategy and competition based. It was usually the stage for COO (and head of sales) Kevin Turner, who recently left Microsoft to become the CEO of a finance company. We’ll see how [...]

WPC 2016 Day 2 Keynote

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Scott Guthrie I join this session late, and Guthrie is talking about the growth of Azure’s data platform before segwaying to EMS, renamed to Enterprise Mobility + Security. Julia White She is showing off features from the new E5 plan (Q4 2016). Azure Information Protection adds classification to [...]

WPC 2016 Monday Keynote

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Welcome to day 1 of the Microsoft WPC 2016, Microsoft’s sales motivation/education event for partners of Microsoft (ISVs, system integrators, OEMs, ODMs, hosting/cloud, distributors, resellers, etc), being held in Toronto, Canada. I’m in the office in Dublin, watching the stream – [...]

MVP Award – Year 9

July 1, 2016 // 6 Comments

I received word this afternoon that I was awarded MVP status by Microsoft for my 9th year. What is an MVP? According to Microsoft: For more than two decades, the Microsoft MVP Award has provided us an opportunity to say thank you to independent community leaders and to bring the voice of community [...]

My First Hands-On With Surface Book

March 15, 2016 // 2 Comments

We’re still not able to distribute Surface Book in Ireland, but I got a very brief play with a demo unit in the office yesterday. What was it like? Let me preface it by saying that I have owned 3 high-end ultrabooks over the last few years: Asus UX31 which is a class piece of design, other than [...]

Microsoft News – 28 September 2015

September 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Wow, the year is flying by fast. There’s a bunch of stuff to read here. Microsoft has stepped up the amount of information being released on WS2016 Hyper-V (and related) features. EMS is growing in terms of features and functionality. And Azure IaaS continues to release lots of new features. [...]

Microsoft News 13-August-2015

August 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

Hi folks, it’s been a while since I’ve posted but there’s a great reason for that – I got married and was away on honeymoon We’re back and trying to get back into the normal swing of things. I was away for the Windows 10 launch, happily ignoring the world. Windows 10 in the businesses [...]

Some Thoughts & Comments From WPC 2015

July 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

Here are some things that I thought were noteworthy from Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 in Orlando this week. Keep reading even if you don’t work for a Microsoft partner, because this stuff affects anyone working in the Microsoft world. These may be paraphrases because I wasn’t [...]
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