Enterprise Business Productivity Blog
Welcome to another round of featured news items from around the web. Each week, we handpick articles for our community related to cloud and enterprise technology. We welcome your suggestions for next week’s round-up—share your links in the comments section or tweet a link to us at @msproductivity.
From Security to The Cloud, 4 links to help CIO Leaders make important decisions
Can You Have Too Much Security?
employees consider a company "too secure", there's a mismatch between
the IT management's view of security and the rest of the business. Those
responsible for security keep striving to protect the business by setting and
does Lync Beat the Competition?
I took a closer look
at what makes Lync a better solution for these customers, and what I found was
that customers believe Lync stands above its competition because of features
that are easy to use and the interoperation with other Microsoft solutions.
Unlike other “unified communications” companies that have acquired their way
into providing a “solution,” Microsoft built Lync from the ground up to be a
single platform that can enhance, extend, and replace traditional and IP PBX
Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in Business Intelligence
We are pleased to see this type of affirmation in our
approach and strength of our technologies from Gartner. The high level of
satisfaction of our current Microsoft Business Intelligence customers
highlighted is especially gratifying. We believe our placement in this report
reflects, in part, the level of positive customer feedback Microsoft has
received in the customer survey portion of the evaluations. Focus on familiar,
intuitive user experiences delivered via high quality, industry-leading
products that businesses already know and use today is key to making BI truly
With SQL Azure, Microsoft Eyes leap to the cloud
So how does SQL Azure, Microsoft’s cloud database service, fit into so
grand a plan? In this month’s “SQL in Five,” Microsoft database platform
specialist Mark Kromer takes on that question, explaining some of the key SQL
Azure developments unveiled at TechEd. He also gives a glimpse of what’s in the
works for SQL Server, both on the ground and in the cloud.