Not knowing how many licenses for a particular product you would need in the future is just one of the many reasons why you should go the lease route.
From its scaling capabilities to its close integration with PowerShell, here are a few things to consider before making the move to Microsoft's cloud.
Don Jones breaks down how Microsoft's cloud approach ties into its commitment to faster release cycles and renewed focus on small- and mid-sized enterprises.
Microsoft has followed a long and winding road with configuration management, and the company is taking some interesting new steps on the path.
Don Jones breaks down how the quicker timetable between software releases means that user feedback will be more important than ever when crafting the next versions of Microsoft software.
Don Jones discusses that Microsoft might bring more to its latest version if it went with a service pack instead of a full update.
Keep a handy list of your jury rigged fixes to use as leverage when arguing for items that might not be in your IT budget.
And you are a part of that utility. Learn what this may mean for the future of your career.
Office 365 is working great in Don Jones' shop, but there are issues you need to be aware of. He shares what he's found out (so far).
System Center has morphed into a true private cloud platform. Here's a quick overview of what this means and how your IT infrastructure can take advantage of it.
You, as the IT manager, are responsible for finding places to automate and making sure it happens.
While Microsoft has been vocal on why consumers should upgrade to Windows 8, what about enterprises? Don Jones is here to make that argument.
Just because Windows 8 may not be right for all users, mixing in where needed among older Windows OSes should be a perfectly viable option for IT.
We can't make users happy when we insist that every IT service comes straight from our own datacenter. Now's the time to start thinking of new ways to manage IT.
Don Jones walks you through what considerations to take for a possible SharePoint transition in your organization.