The wait is over. Microsoft Surface Hub is finally here and it’s ready to be shipped. Recent study shows that 54% of meetings include remote participants. There is an 80% increase in mobile workers since 2005. New rooms like huddle spaces being created to encourage collaboration. However, the tools and technology available for groups have not evolved to address the needs of the modern workplace. Microsoft wanted to re-imagine the way people work together and they created a brand new collaboration device that could be as transformative to group productivity as the PC was for individuals.
Earlier this month, Microsoft formally announced two rebranded versions of Windows 10 Enterprise – Windows 10 Enterprise E3 and Windows 10 Enterprise E5, and they followed up by revealing the “Secure Productive Enterprise” suites at their annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto last week...
Microsoft hears you, Volume Licensing can be complex! There are always multiple ways to buy, confusing licensing models, segregated spend recognition and no easy way to track all the business a customer does with Microsoft from a single consolidated view.
Effective July 1, 2016, in markets where the MPSA is available, Microsoft will stop accepting new orders and Software Assurance renewals through existing commercial Select Plus agreements at your next agreement anniversary date. In other words, a commercial customer’s ability to transact through Select Plus will not be affected until the agreement anniversary date following July 1, 2016.
For those of you Surface fans out there who love to use your Surface in airport lobbies, cafés and anywhere in between, you know how great Surface is for people on-the-go. But when you come back to your home or work office, many of us want to easily connect to our monitors, external mice and keyboards, and any other accessory that can turn your Surface into a full-blown desktop workstation.
Microsoft introduced a new feature earlier this year to make planning much easier. The feature is called Office 365 Planner. This feature will allow for lightweight planning for teams and is tightly integrated in with Office 365 Groups. Office 365 Planner is in early release now to customers who have signed up for First Release software.
SQL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Microsoft is delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as insights on your data on any device. Recently, we had the opportunity to showcase the exciting capabilities and what customers are doing with SQL Server 2016 at our Data Driven event.
The Microsoft Office 365 E4 suite will no longer be available for purchase after June 30th, the end of Microsoft’s current Fiscal Year. So just what does this mean for you? Well, it depends, but one constant is that you will need to plan for change and how you will license your new employees.
Microsoft has released a set of Microsoft and Intel driver and firmware updates for it’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 that will help you get the most of the power management options that Surface is designed to offer and continue to make your Surface more productive.
We’re excited to hit the road this spring with our Microsoft Solution Specialist Scott Dowling and local En Pointe, PCM and Microsoft experts to visit with customers across the country! Our Microsoft Cloud & Productivity Roadshows will be visiting these key cities. Click the links to register now!