June, 2011

  • Help Shape the Future of Windows Intune

    The Microsoft Windows Intune product team is looking for organizations interested in influencing the future of cloud based IT management and security.

    Click headline for details.

  • More Insight Regarding Addition of License Mobility to Software Assurance

    In an recent email Q&A conversation, the WHIR's Editor in Chief, Liam Eagle, speaks with Microsoft’s senior director for the server and tools business, Steve Martin, regarding the License Mobility changes, including how some of the changes could result in new business opportunities for service providers.

  • Desktop Virtualization – One Size Does Not Fit All

    We hear it from our customers every day: Today’s increasingly-mobile workforce wants seamless, reliable, anytime access to their applications and data on a growing set of devices such as laptops, mobile devices, and home PCs. As we respond and address these user demands, IT’s priority is to maintain compliance and manage the corporate environment responsibly and efficiently.

    Gone are the days when IT Pros could consider the PC portion of their IT infrastructures, at least, to be fairly simple to support. It’s getting harder to remember that time, when business populations could be divided neatly into two groups: full-time employees who worked primarily at offices on desktop computers and a smaller set of users who generally worked from afar on laptops.

  • Business Insights Webcast: Reduce Annual IT Costs by up to 36 Percent with Desktop Optimization

    Join us on Wednesday, June 15th at 9am PST for an informational live meeting webcast featuring IDC’s Al Gillen, Program VP, System Software, IDC and Randy Perry, VP, Business Value Consulting, IDC.

    Al and Randy will discuss a recent IDC study that found that a PC that uses all six Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) technologies can realize and annual IT productivity savings as high as $252 per year, or a 36% reduction in annual IT costs.

  • Customer/Partner Speak to Strategic Value of Microsoft Volume Licensing and Microsoft Financing

    Wanted to share a couple of case studies which talk to the benefits of Microsoft Volume Licensing from both a customer and partner perspective. We appreciate CDW and Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP) sharing their stories. Hit the links below to get the details. Be sure to check out the video connected to the CWP case study.