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Posts by Tim Mckellips

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Microsoft | February 4, 2015 by Tim Mckellips
The news comes as no surprise to anyone in IT: Microsoft Azure is poised to take the lead in the enterprise public cloud battle. This comes just as Microsoft beefed up online services, with new Hybrid capabilities, better Big Data tools and enhanced security and compliance standards. If Azure doesn’t make 2015 it’s year to take over the enterprise […]
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Microsoft | January 17, 2015 by Tim Mckellips
Sorry – no carry over. No roll over. No credits applied next time. I’m not talking about your cellphone plan. I’m referring to an unnerving practice of organizations buying Microsoft Azure via their Enterprise Agreement (EA) — but never using it. For many organizations, the EA is the easiest way to purchase Azure, preferring the upfront commitments […]
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Microsoft | November 20, 2014 by Tim Mckellips
On July 14th 2015, a full twelve plus years after it’s initial release, Microsoft will sunset their support for Windows Server 2003 and all of its offspring like R2, Small Business Server, etc. So, what does the Windows Server 2003 End of Support marker represent? And why does it matter?
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Microsoft | July 29, 2013 by Tim Mckellips
You’ve completed your migration away from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 — now what? One thing we know for sure: the industry has evolved and it isn’t reasonable to expect we will stay on this version of the OS for the next ten years. It was a good run. Let’s move on. You’ll know […]
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Microsoft | June 20, 2013 by Tim Mckellips
The April 8, 2014 end-of-extended-support date is approaching for Exchange 2003. How is your organization preparing? As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. And while there may be debate over what “good” actually means, Exchange 2003 is going the way of your favorite boy band or fad diet. What Exchange 2003 […]
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Microsoft | June 10, 2013 by Tim Mckellips
What features and new tricks does Office 365 offer? While there’s a decent amount of articles and sites that point to that sort of information, at Softchoice we’re committed to bringing you the information that matters most to your Microsoft investment. Following my previous post on why Office 365 is a very worthy followup offering to […]
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Microsoft | June 5, 2013 by Tim Mckellips
Microsoft Office 365 (and SaaS in general) has thrown a monkey wrench into the plans of many an IT Director. To be blunt, IT has had a very comfortable run for a long time. Buy server. Install software. Maintain server. Connect to server. Run software. Rinse and repeat. Now, with the advent of SaaS, we are […]
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Microsoft | February 8, 2013 by Tim Mckellips
It can be easy to take what we know, and assume that that is all there is to know about it. This is especially true when it comes to evaluating software, and Microsoft Office is the great example. When a new version gets released, we all wonder what they could have possibly added that makes it […]