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Stuck on Step Zero?

How to Activate Office 365

by Patrick Renzi | 12.30.16

You've taken the plunge and decided to make the switch to Office 365. The first step was, naturally, completing the licensing purchase. Regardless of how you've made this purchase, there may be a few roadblocks sitting in your way. So let's hope the detour signs are there to help navigate you through. Connection is here on your journey to Office 365 to be that signage—brightly declaring to watch out, activation is just ahead! Let's start with the Enterprise Agreement, Microsoft's flagship agreement.

Tags:AzureCloudConnectionEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftOffice 365Office 365 TenantsServer Assessments

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Stay Competitive with Speed and Quality

Get to Market Faster with Xamarin DevOps Tools

by Patrick Renzi | 12.28.16

As a small ISV start-up, you truly face a tough task. How can you compete against more established software developers without cutting deeply into your bottom line? Creating new IP takes time, and testing that IP takes even longer. You could cut time by developing your application for only one platform: developing for only iOS will reach a larger subset of clients; while developing for Android may take less time. Focusing on just one platform may save time, but you are also limiting your audience of mobile users. If only there was a tool to simplify coding to normalize your app across all platforms. Someone must have been listening, because now there is!

Tags:AndroidAzureVisual StudioXamarin

Microsoft

What’s New in Windows Server 2016

Advances You Can’t Get Anywhere Else

by Melissa Curtis | 11.01.16

With Windows Server 2012, there wasn’t much that distinguished Windows Server Standard and Windows Server Datacenter beyond the licensing details. Microsoft really decided to shake things up and introduce new features that would change that with their release of Windows Server 2016.

Tags:AzureData CenterMicrosoftMicrosoft WindowsNano ServersPassportPasswordsSoftwareSoftware AssuranceWindows ServerWindows Server 2012Windows Server 2012 DatacenterWindows Server 2012 R2Windows Server 2012 StandardWindows Server Enterprise

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Azure Only Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) Changes

Understanding Microsoft’s Latest Licensing Developments

by Jared Bisbano | 08.18.16

Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) is a licensing vehicle under the Enterprise Agreement that enables organizations to standardize on one or more Microsoft server and cloud technologies. To enroll in SCE, you will make an installed base commitment to one or more components. This means committing to full Software Assurance coverage across the installed base of an SCE component. Products available under SCE include Windows Server and System Center, SQL Server, SharePoint Server and BizTalk Server, Visual Studio, and Azure.

Tags:(SCE)AzureCloud TechnologyEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServer and Cloud EnrollmentSoftware Assurance

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Offer Coming to a Close

A Highlight of First-Year Milestones and New Innovations on the Way

by Ashley Lofaro | 07.19.16

The one-year anniversary of the Windows 10 release is right around the corner, and Microsoft just announced the operating system is now on 300 million active devices. Thanks to improvement-focused processes like the Insider Program and constantly testing new builds, Windows 10 has the highest customer satisfaction of any version of Windows. What’s even more unique about this release is that a lot of these upgrades to Windows 10 have been for free thanks to Microsoft’s Free Upgrade Offer—but that will soon be coming to an end on July 29, 2016.

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