There are big changes going on at Autodesk. Annual One Team X conference in Berlin, Germany, gathered together almost all European distributors and resellers. The conference was held in April 2016, and I had the pleasure to take part in it. As pointed out in the conference, July this year is the last month to sell all the rest perpetual licenses, and that cloud services will expand also when it comes to Autodesk. For a long time, single Autodesk licenses have not been sold as perpetual, and now all the suite soutions will be purely sold through periodical subscription model. That is, from August, Autodesk licenses will be available in one or four months’ quick periods, and in one to three years’ longer periods. This means, that maintenance subscription is not available anymore and renewals are possible only for old contracts. So pay attention to this, as especially for large organisations it’s cheaper to pay maintenance subscription fee and keep on track of their liceses like this. At least for now.Read More »
Just like Batman, Superman or Wonder women we all have different identities. We might not all be superheroes but we do try and from time to time we are almost at their level. As they switch from one identity to another and try to locate that phone booth (which might be a little challenging today) to go from Clark Kent to Superman we also face a similar challenge today remembering all the different logins, addresses to all these different services. It could be work, private or a combination both. That is how life’s looks today more than ever when we comparing with just a few decades back – superheroes combining both our busy private and work life.Read More »
Oh my! This is truly the year of releases at Microsoft. Just a few days ago SQL Server 2016 was released to market and since January we’ve received new versions for other server applications such as Exchange, Sharepoint and Project Server. It’s not only the servers that gets a facelift, Office 2016 has been around for a while and during the summer Windows 10 Redstone will be available. And the release party doesn’t stop there. For the second half of this year we will see new version of Windows Server, System Center and BizTalk.
Luckily there haven’t been any major change in licensing for these new versions. The release of Windows Server and System Center 2016 won’t be as simple when Microsoft transitions from the processor based licensing to a core based model. Let’s have a closer look at the changes to come for Windows Server.Read More »
Most companies are looking to leverage cloud solutions but struggle to see the road to full public cloud based platform.
The challenges are many:
- Advantage of existing investments –> Existing IT platform represents a value short term and long term. To ensure the right picture a value deprecation a plan must be included.
- Integration to legacy systems –> Integration provides challenges and having the full control provides the possibilities to build the right integration the best possible way.
- Performance and latency –> Performance is key to ensure the best possible usage. By building locally, you ensure shortest latency between systems and support best possible user experience.
- Considerations –> Cloud as a platform for your company, security and data protection considerations. Will a cloud solution support your business?
- Complete cost picture –> how does a cost picture for cloud look? Known price / capacity vs. “pays as you go” unlimited capacity. Can you calculate and forecast cost on public cloud?
To better support flexible solutions with hybrid cloud , Microsoft is introducing Azure Stack.Read More »