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 … Continue reading How To: Move Small Business Server to Microsoft Azure
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 … Continue reading Surviving Digital Transformation
It's just gone 5:00am where I am in Seattle, WA. I fly home later tonight after soaking up a week with thousands of other members of Microsoft's technical community at an internal event called TechReady. Needless to say, the content shared is highly confidential but is motivating, inspirational and truly awesome. It's as a result … Continue reading How To: Build a Q&A chatbot with zero code in less than an hour!
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 … Continue reading Productivity Future Visions
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 … Continue reading How To: Use Microsoft Power BI to supercharge your Xero company data
It might not surprise you to know that in my line of work I meet a lot of customers who are ready to give me their opinion about Microsoft, its products like Windows 8 and Office 365, and vision. It isn't always positive, but negative feedback is just as important. I'm really privileged in being … Continue reading Jensen Harris Tells The Story of Windows 8 at UX Week 2012