30,000 City of Chicago employees to convert to Office 365 on The Cloud
Brett Goldstein, Chief Information Officer, City of Chicago (photo Code of America Creative Commons license)
The City of Chicago will be installing Microsoft Office 365 on the cloud for its 30,000 employees with an expected savings of $400,000 per year.
Brett Goldstein was hired in 2011 by newly elected Mayor Rahm Emanuel to make the City of Chicago more transparent and open.
In 2013, Goldstein is moving Chicago’s three mail systems to The Cloud with Microsoft Office 365. Continue reading
Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky drops news of Windows 8 Preview at Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days along with new SkyDrive apps
Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky announces June Windows 8 Preview
The Windows 8 Operating System just got another page written when Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky dropped the shoe in Japan at Windows 8 Dev Days.
The new and hotly anticipated operating system will get another preview in the first week of June 2012.
There was not press release, no blog entry – just this photo posted on Twitter and the usual short Twitter message “Announce…Windows 8 Release Preview first week of June. Here’s the announce from Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days.” Continue reading
The number of SKUs will be simplified at launch this fall – two on Intel computers and one for ARM mobile devices
Windows 8 Metro home (picture NJN Network)
On the Windows Blog Microsoft announced the three versions of Windows 8 that will ship, greatly simplifying the choice for consumers and business.
Windows 8 will be the consumer product. Enthusiasts and organization with networking will likely buy Windows 8 Pro. You won’t be able to buy Windows RT: it’s an OEM version for manufacturers of tablets, smart phones and other devices. Continue reading