Executive Focus

Microsoft technology strategy and policy for business and technology executives and board members.

Executive Focus

Microsoft technology strategy and policy for business and technology executives and board members.

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Shadow IT is a problem all organizations must manage. What can organizations learn from Microsoft’s attempts to manage its citizen developers?

Although Microsoft provided some data about its work to bring shadow IT applications into compliance, it did not provide a lot of data about the scope of the problem within Microsoft.

Microsoft Digital (Microsoft’s IT team) defines shadow IT as the set of applications, infrastructure, and services developed and managed outside of defined company standards.

In this Webinar, Barry Briggs provides an overview of Microsoft Azure integration offerings, how they can be deployed, and how to avoid common issues and roadblocks in integrating apps and data.

In this Webinar, Barry Briggs provides an overview of Microsoft Azure integration offerings, how they can be deployed, and how to avoid common issues and roadblocks in integrating apps and data.

In this episode, Mary Jo Foley talks with Directions on Microsoft analyst Barry Briggs about where Microsoft is headed in the next 12 months, and it's straight into the cloud.

Game publisher Activision Blizzard has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Microsoft, with the acquisition expected to close in June 2023.

Illustration depicts the many sources of data and information that can be consumed by modern reporting systems, and the paths they may follow.

Screenshots show Power BI Report Builder, used to create visualizations, an RDL-style report in Power BI, and a Power BI-based dashboard.

Sidebar describes how IT and business leaders can develop a reporting strategy making the most of current technology.