Hybrid Cloud — The New Normal

As modernization and digital transformation becomes more and more of an organizational goal, there’s no doubt that hybrid cloud adoption is growing in greater numbers. While cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft Azure would prefer for businesses to move their entire infrastructure into the public cloud, that’s not a realistic option for most businesses. Obstacles […]

Verizons’ 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Every year Verizon creates a report that covers previous period cyber breaches. That report has now been released. Not only is this report relevant to IT security professionals, but anyone that regularly uses a device to connect to the internet. Check out Verizons’ Data Breach Investigations Report.

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications Emphasize IT Roles

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications As Microsoft tailors its cloud credentials to specific roles and skill levels, Azure certifications are also being modified. Microsoft made most of the changes in late 2018 but also made a few changes to its exams and requirements in the early part of 2019. Let’s review a breakdown of what has […]

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings For about a year, Microsoft has been approaching a $1 trillion market capitalization. The company crossed the big business milestone in after-hours trading on Wednesday, 4/24/19, after outperforming Wall Street expectations with its third quarter earnings. Last year, Microsoft was in a tight race among a few big […]

Microsoft Cloud Strength Drives Third Quarter Results

Microsoft Corp. announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, as compared to the corresponding period of last fiscal year: Revenue was $30.6 billion and increased 14% Operating income was $10.3 billion and increased 25% Net income was $8.8 billion and increased 19% Diluted earnings per share was $1.14 and increased 20% […]

G Suite for Business Adds Enterprise Voice, IT Controls

Google launched a business phone system and also released, in beta, several enhancements to its products for collaboration, messaging and web conferencing in G Suite for business. The introduction of Google Voice for G Suite at this week’s Google Cloud Next conference covers a gap in the vendor’s enterprise portfolio. At launch, the cloud service […]

Major Update: Live events in Microsoft 365

Major Update: Live events in Microsoft 365 Live events in Microsoft 365 is a new capability that has been in preview and will become generally available in the next few weeks. Live events enables users to broadcast video from Microsoft Stream, Teams and Yammer, and can be used for a wide range of scenarios, from […]

Microsoft Updates Teams Members Limit to 5000

Have you heard about the increase in general availability of members in teams. Starting today, all new and existing teams can accommodate up to 5,000 members. That’s double the previous limit of 2,500 members! Larger groups can now collaborate effortlessly in a single team and leaders can connect with a broad audience within their organization. […]

Microsoft Q4 Growth, Earnings in Cloud Surpass Expectations

Microsoft Q4 Growth Earnings In Cloud Surpass Expectations

Growing Gains Microsoft recently released their Q4 earnings report, and the results are impressive. Analysts were projecting $29.21 billion in overall revenue but actual results were $30.09 billion, a 17% increase year-over-year. Per share, that shakes out to $1.13, a nickel more than the expected $1.08/share. Most legacy, non-cloud based services increased in growth moderately […]

Exchange Web Services Fossilizes, Loses Basic Authentication

Exchange Web Services Fossilizes, Loses Basic Authentication

Exchanged for a Graph –  The word is out. Exchange Web Services (EWS) will receive no more feature updates, though security and “certain non-security” updates will continue going forward. The same applies to EWS’s SDKs for Java and .NET. EWS will remain available and supported in production environments, but the lack of feature updates means […]