Moving 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 runĀ 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

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 [...]

Build a Q&A Bot with zero code in less than an hour!

(This is version 2, updated with more detail and screenshots. I'll continue to revise this post with more detail about each step if I find gaps in the guide. You should find there's enough signposting for you to get started.) It's just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight [...]

Productivity Future Visions

At the end of my digital transformation presentation, I usually play a short version of the Microsoft Productivity Future Vision video as a glimpse into some of the technology scenarios we might see in the future. I often recommend people go back and watch previous versions to see just how many experiences are now possible [...]

Use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data

In this post, we'll explore how you can use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data, helping you to keep your business in good shape if you're a business owner, and how to maximise the value of the relationship with your clients if you're a Xero partner. Running a business is hard Running [...]