SQL Server 2012: What’s New?

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President What is SQL Server 2012? When will it be here? What’s new in it? SQL Server 2012 is a major new release from Microsoft, and it’s due for general availability on April 1. At that time, three versions are expected: Enterprise, Business Intelligence and Standard. The company is…

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What Is Microsoft Office 365? What Is SharePoint Online? (Part 2 of 2)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President   To review:  In June 2011, Microsoft released Office 365, which is essentially bundled online software hosted in the cloud. Office 365 replaced Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and bundles together the latest upgrades of its SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server solutions.  So, when you hear “SharePoint…

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What Is Microsoft Office 365? What Is SharePoint Online? (Part 1 of 2)

By Laurie Head AIS Network Vice President   What is Microsoft Office 365? In June 2011, Microsoft released Office 365, which is essentially bundled online software hosted in the cloud. Office 365 replaced Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Services (BPOS) and bundles together the latest upgrades of its SharePoint, Exchange and Lync Server solutions. So, when…