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Windows and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Life Have Arrived: Now What?

I often imagine Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 as mighty old dinosaurs that lived for millions of years, waiting for that giant asteroid to fall from…

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Inspire 2020 Recap: How Microsoft Is Changing the Way We Work

This year, on July 21 and 22, Microsoft held their annual Inspire convention completely online. I had been looking forward to attending the conference in person, as it is customarily…

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Moving to Microsoft Teams: How Does It Compare to Skype for Business?

Microsoft announced Microsoft Teams to the public as a direct competitor to Slack on November 2, 2016. Fast forward two years, and Teams came out as the breakout performer for…

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Three Ways to Survive Windows 7 End of Support

Windows 7 end of support is right around the corner—January 14, 2020—and Microsoft is offering several upgrade options for customers with Windows 7 deployed throughout their organizations. As an Inside…

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XLOOKUP: Spreadsheets Made Easy

If you’re using Office 365, don’t miss out on the awesome new Excel function—XLOOKUP. That’s not a typo; XLOOKUP is a real thing! It’s designed to return a related value,…

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