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Want to connect PowerBI to Dynamics 365 CRM on-premises? Good luck with the official documentation

Microsoft champions hybrid IT, that is, some IT on-premises, some in the cloud; but its cloud-first strategy means that on-premises customers sometimes have a hard time getting the most from their software. I have posted before about Dynamics CRM, which is very expensive but in places oddly sloppy, as if Microsoft has quality control issues … Continue reading Want to connect PowerBI to Dynamics 365 CRM on-premises? Good luck with the official documentation

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Google Assistant was all over IFA in Berlin. What are the implications?

Last week I attended IFA in Berlin, perhaps Europe’s biggest consumer electronics event, and was struck by the ubiquity of Google Assistant. The company spent big on promoting its digital assistant both outside and inside the venue. Mach mal, Google; or in English, Go Google. On the stands and in press briefings I soon lost … Continue reading Google Assistant was all over IFA in Berlin. What are the implications?


Windows Server 2019 Essentials may be Microsoft’s last server offering for small businesses

Microsoft’s Windows Server Team has posted about Windows Server 2019 Essentials, stating that: “There is a strong possibility that this could be the last edition of Windows Server Essentials.” Server Essentials is an edition aimed at small organisations that includes 25 Client Access Licenses (CALs). If you go beyond that you have to upgrade to … Continue reading Windows Server 2019 Essentials may be Microsoft’s last server offering for small businesses


Where next for Windows Mixed Reality? At IFA, Acer has an upgraded headset at IFA; Dell is showing Oculus Rift

It is classic Microsoft. Launch something before it is ready, then struggle to persuade the market to take a second look after it is fixed. This may prove to be the Windows Mixed Reality story. At IFA in Berlin last year, all the major Windows PC vendors seemed to have headsets to show and talked … Continue reading Where next for Windows Mixed Reality? At IFA, Acer has an upgraded headset at IFA; Dell is showing Oculus Rift


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