15 Mar 2016
“Are You Azure It’s a-Ready?

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Hint: You have to say it with an Italian accent, like “That’s one spicy a-meatball!” In our neck of the woods, folks tend to watch with a curious skepticism as the bleeding-edge early adopters go through the pains of “beta testing” newer technologies. Some call it...

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19 Jan 2016
Windows Licensing Change – Processor to Core-Based

Dezarae Loewen -[Inside Product Manager & Microsoft Licensing Specialist] Microsoft is looking to release the newest version of Windows Server sometime in the second half of 2016. With this new significant product release, comes a change in not only the product but the licensing structure as well.  This article will take a look at a...

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19 Jan 2016
New Year’s Resolutions for Application Owners & Managers

Rob Wilson – [Business Unit Director – Application Solutions] Just in case you were having a hard time coming up with your goals and objectives for 2016, we wanted to pitch in and help. We asked some of our application developers, architects, and owners to contribute New Year’s resolutions for software application professionals. If you...

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23 Nov 2015
Azure Rights Management Service from Microsoft

Chance Webster – [Systems Engineer] We have all seen stories on the news about company information being accidentally disclosed because of employee error or stolen during a breach of a company’s security infrastructure.  In many cases, company’s data is critical and confidential, and protecting this vital asset is a high priority.  The problem that organizations often...

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23 Nov 2015
The Results are In

As a Microsoft Gold Competency Partner, Keller Schroeder annually participates in a customer satisfaction survey to gain valuable feedback regarding our services. For the past 6 years, our clients have been asked to rate these services based on several key performance indicators. As in previous years, Keller Schroeder significantly outpaced partner averages in categories such as...

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23 Oct 2015
My Top 5 SharePoint 2016 Features

Matt Mulherin – Applications Consultant   SharePoint 2016 is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2016 with many new features for both cloud and on-premises (on-prem) deployments.  Of the 26 new SharePoint 2016 features listed on Microsoft’s TechNet site, I will highlight my favorite five.  The big focus with SharePoint 2016 seems...

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30 Jul 2015
Spotlight On…

Employee Owners: Ty Nixon   Ty has 9 years of experience in the Information Technology field.  Prior to his role with Keller Schroeder, he designed, implemented, and maintained server, network, and cabling infrastructure for 56 locations in a post-secondary environment with over 8,000 students.  For that institution, he carried the primary responsibility for 100+ Windows Servers,...

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30 Jul 2015
Reporting Solutions with SQL Server

Brett Romershausen – Applications Consultant Are you looking for a great reporting solution and are not quite sure where to start?  You may already have one and simply not realize it.  If you have Microsoft SQL Express Advanced, SQL Server Standard Edition or greater, then you have SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) available at no extra charge....

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21 May 2015
Microsoft Software Asset Management

Dezarae Loewen, Inside Product Manager & Microsoft Licensing Specialist Microsoft has recently undertaken an initiative to increase requests that customers do an audit on their Microsoft software.  Have you recently received a notice from Microsoft about a Microsoft Software Asset Management Review?  If you have, you know it can be time-consuming and most often result in...

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21 May 2015
Microsoft to Increase CALs – Effective 8/1/15

Keller Schroeder was recently informed that Microsoft is planning to increase the cost of their Client Access Licenses (CAL). On-premise user CAL pricing will increase by approximately 13% effective on August 1st, 2015. The list price for Device CALs will not change.     Which CALs are affected? The following User CALs will be affected: Core CAL...

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