Computers in a classroom.

Office 365 Education Name Change Explained

"Isn't it about time Microsoft changed the names for its education offering of Office 365?" Said nobody, ever.  Despite this, Microsoft is doing just that. Back in 2014 I wrote about the last set of major name changes when the "A SKUs" were rebranded as "E SKUs". In a note sent to Office 365 administrators via [...]

Microsoft 365 Explained

Microsoft 365 Business Explained

Earlier this month, Microsoft unveiled an awesome new set of tools called Microsoft 365.  It'll be available in two flavours; Enterprise and Business. In this post, I'm going to try and have Microsoft 365 Business explained simply. I'll cover why I think it's great for partners. I'll also have all the most useful information pulled [...]

One Year Later

One Year Later

A year ago, July 1st 2016, I started my role as a Partner Technology Strategist Technology Solutions Professional in Microsoft's SMB team in the UK. I am the only dedicated technology person in a rather large team. One year later, with a couple of job title changes thrown into the mix, I find myself at the [...]

Clouds in the sky

How To: Move Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure

Remember 2010? In technology terms, 2010 was a century ago. Yet, plenty of small businesses around the world still run applications and servers from that era today. Microsoft's Small Business Server 2011 is just one example. 2010 also marks an important milestone in the development of the modern "cloud" we use today as it's the year [...]

Surviving Digital Transformation

Surviving Digital Transformation

I've been talking about Digital Transformation for a while now, and recently I had an epiphany: https://twitter.com/jamesbmarshall/status/836169714820874240 There's nothing new about the idea of transformation. Businesses have been evolving and responding to change since they first appeared. That we refer to the current period of evolution and disruption as "digital" points only to the fact [...]