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Easy-to-navigate recordings of the monthly Directions on Microsoft analyst calls quickly get you up-to-speed on new Microsoft technologies, roadmaps, and licensing policies that could impact your business. Directions on Microsoft webinars help you:

  • Get clarity about new and emerging Microsoft technologies
  • Understand recent shifts in Microsoft enterprise software roadmaps
  • Learn how to effectively license Microsoft infrastructure technologies

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June 13, 2018
This Webinar will provide an overview of the non-Microsoft database and data integration technologies supported by Azure. It will also explain how SQL Server both competes with and complements those technologies.

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May 3, 2018
In this Webinar, a panel of DOM analysts outlines the major technology retirements coming in 2020, how these retirements could impact existing installations, and the most likely replacement technologies organizations will want to consider.

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April 26, 2018
This Webinar covers the pros and cons of Unified Support, how it compares with previous offerings, and what customers should know before signing up for the program.

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February 24, 2018
This Webinar summarizes how Microsoft has engineered licensing rules, feature packaging, support lifecycles, servicing models, hardware support, and other factors to compel large organizations to move to a Windows 10 Enterprise subscription and offers advice on how best to license it. The Webinar draws on material from the two-day Directions on Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp.

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January 30, 2018
This Webinar provides an overview of Stack’s hardware and software and a discussion of Stack’s benefits and risks.

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December 20, 2017
This Webinar provides an overview of the new features of SQL Server 2017, and the limitations, minor packaging changes, and future expansion of the product.

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November 21, 2017
This Webinar provides a roadmap overview for Teams and the Skype for Business, and highlights the key elements of each service customers should be tracking.

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October 16, 2017
This Webinar outlines the most important roadmap trends revealed at Ignite, and their likely impact on Microsoft’s enterprise customers.

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September 8, 2017
This Webinar provides an overview of the major components of Microsoft’s BI platform, significant shifts in its BI strategy that have occurred over the past year, and the roadmap for Microsoft BI technologies going forward.

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August 1, 2017
This webinar discusses the online services compliance issues no one is talking about, how Microsoft might deal with them in the future, and what organizations can do today to help protect themselves.

Enterprise Roadmap Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you to use DOM to build your organization’s Microsoft IT roadmap.

Licensing Reference Set Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you how to use the Microsoft Licensing Reference Set to quickly find definitive answers to your Microsoft licensing questions.

Reports Demo

June 30, 2017
This webinar shows you how to use the Reports area of the DOM portal to quickly get up-to-speed on new Microsoft technologies and services.

Understanding Microsoft's Desktop Servicing Policies (May 2017)

June 7, 2017
This webinar discusses new semi-annual channel-based release and servicing policies for Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus that organizations must understand to adequately plan for, test, deploy and secure their Microsoft desktops.

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