Monthly Archives: July 2014

Windows Server Devices Provider – Error 1067

I am running Windows Server Essentials 2012 at home (not updated to R2 yet due to hassle of no in place upgrade – I know always rebuild from clean, but just time and hassle).  With a few exceptions it has … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC Day 3 – Vision Keynotes

Although there were no big “wow” announcements, there were things that caught my attention.  Summary below. Tiffani Bova, VP, Gartner Research. We live in a world of customer experiences. However too many businesses are still trying sell the underlying product.  … Continue reading


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Internet of (Your) Things – market size

At a WPC session Microsoft shared some research from IDC about the market size/opportunity in the IoT space.  It’s big… 2014 – USD1.93T 2018 – USD4.93T

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Change is difficult – benefit you can see vs future promise aka The Marshmallow experiment

(Stephen Parker, Head of Cloud Strategy, NewLease) Over the years I have spent a lot of time working with partners to help then through the challenges of changing their businesses to support a cloud model. The bottom line change is … Continue reading

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Microsoft Big Bets for FY15

Each year at WPC Microsoft lets it’s partner community know what their big bets are for the coming year. In the past these have changed reach year. However this year they are the same as FY14 with the addition of … Continue reading

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Microsoft WPC 2014

Microsoft’s annual event aimed at their partner community, Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), is timed at the beginning of the Microsoft financial year.  This means that it is the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to lay out their key messaging for the … Continue reading

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