Savage On IT News: Power BI for Office 365 and other top IT news stories

Author by James Savage

This month’s IT, enterprise, and Microsoft news collection includes stories on cloud storage integration, the future of Dynamics, and the general release of Power BI for Office 365.  

IT Pros Winter Olympics: 13 Breathtaking Competitions. Interested in competing in Mobile Biathlon, Nordic Combined Troubleshooting, or Podsled? Learn more about the IT Olympics Team (from Information Week).

Microsoft’s Power BI For Office 365 Comes Out Of Preview, Simplifies Data Analysis And Visualizations. Power BI for Office 365, Microsoft’s Business Intelligence for Office 365 Enterprise subscribers, is now generally available (from Tech Crunch).

Microsoft: Innovation in Education Crucial for Reversing IT Skills Gap. Microsoft is investing in programs that help train students for IT jobs in high demand (from eWeek).

Big Data Skills Pay Top Dollar. Nine of the top ten highest IT salaries are related to big data (from Network World).

Microsoft Earnings Illustrate Move to Devices and Services From Software. The company’s new focus on hardware reveals itself in the numbers (from The New York Times).

Study: Companies that go all-in with SaaS can save big. A study from the analyst firm Computer Economics has released data indicating a significant cost savings for companies that move a majority of operations to the cloud (from IDG News Service).

Microsoft Asks for Volunteers to Join its Kill-XP Army. Support for Windows XP ends April 8, and Microsoft is asking it’s customers to spread the word to uninformed users (from Computer World).

How APIs Accelerate Business. Services-based architecture can connect corporate IT systems with mobile apps to improve business (from Information Week).

The Future of Dynamics in a Nadella-led Microsoft. Nadella knows Dynamics well. Here’s a look at what’s in store for Microsoft’s Dynamics CRM and ERP product lines (from IDG News Service).

Cloud Storage Made Simple: How to Integrate it with Your Workflow. Get the most out of cloud storage with these insider tips (from PC World).

Oracle software on Microsoft Azure gets a general availability date. Oracle software will be available to Azure users starting March 12 (from Computer World).

Microsoft Office 365 Gets E-Signature Deal. Businesses can move one step closer to a paperless world with the new Office 365 e-sign feature (from Information Week).

Author

James Savage

James Savage is the President of Concurrency, Inc., an information technology solution company he founded 1989. Its customers are among the most successful communication, construction, financial, insurance, logistics, and manufacturing companies in the Midwest.