Eric Huggins

Eric Huggins

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Automating Business Processes

Eric Huggins

A tremendous amount of change is happening in Information Technology right now. As predicted, 2014 has in many ways been the "Year of the Cloud"; here at Pinnacle, it has certainly been the year of Office 365. As of December, we have been involved in or have directed the migration of over 3000 seats of Exchange to Office 365. The range of customers ran from small businesses to Financial Services, from 10 seats to 400+, and locally owned to International operations.

In some circles, 3000 seats of Office 365 would be small potatoes - but to our customers, the decision to move core IT infrastructure to Office 365 was significant. Most of the discussions around Office 365 involved email - but most purchases also included Lync for instant messaging; SharePoint for file sharing and collaboration; and Yammer for community updates.

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Topics: Microsoft SharePoint, Development, Business Process Optimization, Office 365

What exactly is Azure anyway?

Eric Huggins

Clients often ask about Microsoft's Cloud offering known as Azure making it very clear that they don't quite understand what Azure is all about.

Can you teach me Azure?
How much does Azure cost?
How do I get Azure?

These questions all have one thing in common - the mistaken belief that Azure is a thing in and of itself, which in some respects it is, but mostly is not.

So what is Azure?

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Topics: Microsoft Azure, Cloud Services, Development, Office 365

MSBUILD PATH Quirk Fix

Eric Huggins

I just made a quick fix to a perplexing MSBUILD problem easily and quickly and thought I would share it.

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MSBUILD PATH Quirk Fix

Eric Huggins

I just made a quick fix to a perplexing MSBUILD problem easily and quickly and thought I would share it.

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Topics: Development

Microsoft Licensing Changes May Impact EA Customers

Eric Huggins

A quick follow up on my earlier post and promise to provide an update for EA customers impacted by the upcoming licensing changes in Server 2012 -

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Topics: IT Services, Business Consulting/Strategy, Reduce Costs