There have been a lot of changes in 2020 with regard to how Microsoft is servicing their as-a-service products such as Windows 10 and Office 365. You can see our posts that we regularly update on the Windows timeline, and our Definitive Guide on Microsoft's X-as-a-Service page to have release and EOL dates and current terminology in one place. However, since there have been so many changes to Office 365, to avoid confusion, we are not going to update our Office 365 timeline post, but we will keep it for historical reference purposes. This post you are presently reading will serve as the new post for the Office 365 timeline, which will include the major changes in 2020/2021 that have been made.
Jan 28, 2021 9:26:52 AM / by Barry Angell
Jan 26, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Barry Angell
In the past few years, we have published way over 50 pieces of content on Evergreen IT Management in an effort to inspire you, help you get started, manage your upgrades as efficiently as possible, and make your job easier. But the topic — often also referred to as Continuous IT Transformation Management, Business-as-Usual Management, or Release Management — is huge and can cause a lot of confusion and frustration. In an effort to provide you with an overview of the entire subject, as well as neatly organize all relevant articles, we created "The Ultimate Guide To Evergreen IT Management".
Jan 19, 2021 10:44:00 AM / by Barry Angell
A few weeks ago, I attended the Flexera's Application Packaging Roundtable webinar about MSIX which was very interesting and included application management people from both customer organizations and service integrators. It got me thinking: Microsoft has been touting MSIX for two years now and despite the tremendous benefits the new packaging format brings, it seems like neither software vendors or end-user enterprises have really embraced it yet.
There is no doubt in my mind that MSIX is the future of application packaging — so why haven't enterprises fully bought into it yet? What are the roadblocks they are facing? Let's have a closer look at that today.
Jan 12, 2021 8:15:00 AM / by Barry Angell
While remote work has become increasingly common over the past years, the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly pushed the fast-forward button. In fact, a recent survey published by the World Economic Forum revealed that 98% of the workforce would like to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of their working lives. This newly found work flexibility is especially important for working parents. In the past, only 46% of parents wanted to work remotely, but the pandemic has increased that number to 86%.
Here at Juriba, we have been working remotely from the start and we certainly understand the benefits that come with the new demand to be able to Work-From-Anywhere. We also know it comes with its own set of challenges, e.g., maintaining a healthy work-life balance and making a point to facilitate open communication and collaboration.
Jan 7, 2021 11:22:24 AM / by Barry Angell
Application packaging and testing hasn't changed much over the past twenty years — until now. Last month, we detailed some of the major historical changes up until the present, from MSI Installer to MSIX and beyond. Today, I want to walk you through why self-service is intrinsically linked with the future of app packaging and testing and how Juriba's AppM Platform enables you to do this right now.