Kent Compton

Software runs the world!

May, 2008

  • You Deserve More Than "Good Enough"

    When I was an Enterprise Strategist and then Consultant in Microsoft's US Midwest sales district, one of the most frustrating situations I experienced were customers (mainly enterprise: 20K+ desktops, 1000+ servers) who didn't utilize technology to its...
  • How much do you love EBS?

    This much? Oliver Sommer does.  It's his company car!
  • Do you have x64 Server Hardware?

    As I conduct research and go on customer visits with IT Administrators from midsize companies, one of the most interesting discoveries has been how little understanding their is around x64 processors.  For example, of the 82 customer visits we have...
  • Virtualizing EBS RC0

    The document describing how to virtualize EBS RC0 on Hyper-V has just posted.  I don't expect virtualization to be a mainstream case in most midsize businesses because we have loaded each EBS server already.  That said, virtualization is a great...
  • EBS Documentation on TechNet

    I know its not possible for everyone to run EBS RC0 through its paces but if you're like me and good at visualizing (not virtualizing <g>) the written word into near reality then you'll be glad to know that EBS' documentation is now online. ...
  • EBS' Licensing and Pricing and Public Preview!

    We revealed some new Windows Essential Business Server information today.   Take a look at: Licensing Pricing System Requirements Want to give EBS a spin?  Sign up for the Public Preview here (the red indicates its important <g>)...
  • Thank you Paris and Berlin!

    I wanted to take a moment to thank the many IT Administrators the dev team and I met with in Paris and Germany during the last two weeks of April.  I find it comforting to know that their needs aren't much different from here in North America while...