The Microsoft #lumiabiztrial available from Softcat has been launched to allow business to trial the latest Lumia devices from Microsoft. Softcat’s very own technical guru Craig Lodzinski unboxes the Microsoft #lumiabiztrial, containing the business ready Lumia 650, the mid-range Lumia 735 and the flagship Lumia 830.
Softcat has had a strong start to 2015 with the award of its latest accolade, Adobe EMEA Reseller of the Year – the first time the platinum partner has achieved it.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cloud Expo to join the Softcat managed services team for a drink, a bite to eat and an informal chat about all things cloud.
Last week Softcat threw open the doors to its brand new office in Leeds, decked out with games consoles, chill out areas and a colourful design, and is already scouting for new staff to fill the premises. It’s the second northern base and the fifth UK office for IT infrastructure provider Softcat, whose revenues reached £504 million last year.
Softcat’s corporate customers are warned to be on the look out for an extremely authentic-looking spam Microsoft email, a link in which leads the user to damaging malware that downloads additional malicious programs to devices.
In its third instalment the Softcat presales team takes a look at some of the significant product and industry news to cross their desks in the last couple of months.
Following hot on the heels of the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft is set to improve accessibility to its customer relationship management (CRM) solution – by making it available via Open Licensing subscription from February. Softcat anticipates significant interest from its customers, with transitioning to the cloud ranking as a top priority for many organisations.
From 1st July 2015, Microsoft’s on-premise User CAL (client access license) pricing will increase by approximately 15% across all on-premises CALs when licensed Per User. The increase will come into effect across volume licensing programs, including academic and government.
Last week Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 with the promise of the ‘best enterprise platform ever.’ This week, the Softcat presales team review some of the business focused features included in the new platform.
Well, our predictions for 2014 weren’t too far off the mark – now it’s time to look forward into 2015 to see what we think will happen over the next 12 months. I thought I’d change the structure slightly this year and go for two ‘bets’ for each of our main technology practices.