Tag: Microsoft

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to invest in backup and recovery?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can I convince customers to invest in backup and recovery?

Q: Many SMB customers say they want to be increase their cybersecurity posture, but they decide to forego backup and disaster recovery services. How can I convince them that this is still an essential component to protecting their business? We’ve...

/ September 9, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft chases a storm

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft chases a storm

In early 2007, network administrators began dealing with a trojan that grew into a massive botnet and even stumped Microsoft for more than a year. The Storm worm initially spread via email, promising the recipient news about dangerous storms in...

/ September 6, 2019
Ask an MSP Expert: How do I make sure my Office 365 data is safe?

Ask an MSP Expert: How do I make sure my Office 365 data is safe?

Q: We have clients who run almost their entire business on Office 365. However, most of them decline additional security services because they think that “Microsoft has my back,” but how true is that? To answer this question, Smarter MSP...

/ September 3, 2019 / 1 Comment
Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Tech Time Warp: Microsoft and Apple play nice

Let’s face it: You’re either a Mac or a PC user. However, that iconic advertising campaign glossed over some critical information: There’s a good chance Apple wouldn’t exist today, if it weren’t for Microsoft.

/ August 2, 2019
Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

Cloud computing growth rates raise cautionary note of concern

The two most recent financial reports from Amazon and Microsoft are raising concerns over the rate at which adoption of cloud services will continue to grow. Amazon revealed Amazon Web Services (AWS) revenue grew 37 percent, to $8.4 billion in...

/ July 31, 2019
Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

Tech Time Warp: A quick and dirty history of MS-DOS

In the world of tech history, MS-DOS seems archaic and simplistic to the untrained eye — a command-prompt today’s “digital natives” wouldn’t recognize, let alone appreciate. Of course, the GUIs of today wouldn’t exist without MS-DOS, which was born out...

/ July 26, 2019
Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

Microsoft is betting on a common data model to win the cloud wars

If there was one theme that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella consistently emphasized during his keynote at last week’s Microsoft Inspire conference, it was how critical Microsoft’s Common Data Model will be in ultimately differentiating them as a cloud service provider....

/ July 23, 2019
Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Oracle alliance with Microsoft complicates cloud computing relationships

Cloud computing makes for strange bedfellows, but now that Oracle and Microsoft have agreed to work together to integrate Oracle Cloud services with the Microsoft Azure cloud, almost anything seems possible. The agreement between the two companies represents something of...

/ June 11, 2019
Tech Time Warp: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

Tech Time Warp: Happy Bitcoin Pizza Day!

This week, Microsoft announced Project ION, its decentralized identification (DID) verification system built on top of the bitcoin blockchain. ION (Identity Overlay Network) is the first such project by a major tech company and could revolutionize the way users log...

/ May 17, 2019
Windows 10 migration crisis looms ahead

Windows 10 migration crisis looms ahead

IT organizations, as well as the managed service providers (MSPs) that support them, are now in a race against time, as Microsoft prepares to end free support for Windows 7. Microsoft expects to stop delivering security updates for Windows 7...

/ May 14, 2019 / 1 Comment