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Steve Mordue

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I talk to a lot of partners… all the time… about a lot of things. One item that seems to come up increasingly more often, is about this incessant chant around “Consumption”, and Microsoft’s increasingly aggressive herding of partners towards that shining light. Many partners I talk to don’t even know what it is, and to be honest, I am kind of fuzzy on it too, but it is obviously paramount to Microsoft. Consumption While not entirely clear to me, I can take a stab that anything that spins Azure servers is generating consumption. I would assume then, that all Microsoft first-party SaaS apps spin those servers. I also assume, that any third-party apps that run on Azure, or run on first-party SaaS apps, also spin them servers. Conversely, any on-premise or partner-hosted applications, do not move the Azure needle. So you do not have to know why consumption is paramoun... (more)

RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365

Forceworks RIM Launches BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365 Last week RIM launched the Blackberry Business Cloud Service for Office 365, this new service which is  managed by RIM extends Microsoft Exchange Online to BlackBerry smartphones and allows administrators to self-manage their Blackberry deployments in the Cloud. Quick Overview: Available to Office 365 Enterprise subscribers Hosted by RIM directly links to Exchange Online service BlackBerry Business Cloud Services offer mobile access to synchronised email, calendar, contacts, tasks and memo pads. ... (more)

Google still uses Microsoft Office

Forceworks Google still uses Microsoft Office Even Google Hasn’t Completely Ditched Microsoft Office For Google Apps Want a job at Google? You might want to brush up on your Microsoft Office skills. That’s because a whole bunch of jobs at Google require expertise with Office software, particularly Excel, according to Google’s job listings. We took a look at the job postings after Todd Bishop at Geekwire first spotted the trend, and found that 134 mention the word “Excel.” Listings we spotchecked mentioned the need for proficiency with Microsoft’s spreadsheet software and didn’t use... (more)

How to Fleece Microsoft with Office 365

Forceworks How to Fleece Microsoft with Office 365 I remember reading somewhere that a successful gym must have like fifty times the number of members than they could actually accommodate. This is because so many members who sign up and pay every month, either never go to the gym at all, or barely use it. Their entire business model is predicated on the minimal use of their facility by paying members. Imagine what would happen if everybody showed up one day. Microsoft’s cloud services, Office 365 in particular, contributes a lot to Microsoft’s bottom line in a similar manner. D... (more)

I.T.’s role is enhanced, not diminished with Office 365

I frequently sense concern from IT that their role may be diminished, or worse, eliminated if they introduce Office 365 to their organizations. While I have written about this in the past here, and here, Microsoft has recently produced a video as part of their “Garage Series” that I felt brought this topic up-to-date. You can view it here, and please leave your thoughts below. Source: I.T.’s role is enhanced, not diminished with Office 365 Forceworks ... (more)