44 episodes

With more than 30 years of experience covering Microsoft, Directions on Microsoft provides unique perspectives about the shifts in Microsoft technologies, roadmaps, and licensing policies that matter most to enterprise-size companies. Twice each month, industry veteran Mary Jo Foley interviews a different Directions analyst for informed insights and advice to help you drive full value from your Microsoft investments.

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    • 3.8 • 5 Ratings

With more than 30 years of experience covering Microsoft, Directions on Microsoft provides unique perspectives about the shifts in Microsoft technologies, roadmaps, and licensing policies that matter most to enterprise-size companies. Twice each month, industry veteran Mary Jo Foley interviews a different Directions analyst for informed insights and advice to help you drive full value from your Microsoft investments.

    Microsoft Customers: Your Security Strategy Needs an Overhaul, Too

    Microsoft Customers: Your Security Strategy Needs an Overhaul, Too

    After the U.S. Cyber Safety Board gave Microsoft a terrible report card, Microsoft reiterated its plans for a company-wide security overhaul. But what should its customers be doing? Directions analyst Michael Cherry and Mary Jo Foley offer guidance on steps organizations should take in light of Microsoft's recent security missteps.

    • 26 min
    Bootcamp and Build Debrief

    Bootcamp and Build Debrief

    Want the curated highlights from Directions on Microsoft's latest licensing bootcamp AND Microsoft's Build 2024 developer conference ? Directions analyst Wes Miller and Mary Jo Foley have you covered. We talk about the highs, lows and lessons learned from both events.

    • 30 min
    Understanding Microsoft's Edge-Computing Strategy

    Understanding Microsoft's Edge-Computing Strategy

    Microsoft's edge-computing strategy has been shifting in some subtle and not-so-subtle ways. In the evolving AI era, edge computing will become even more central for customers, partners and Microsoft itself. Directions analyst Barry Briggs and Mary Jo Foley dissect Microsoft's evolving edge-computing plans and tactics in this episode.

    • 20 min
    More Microsoft End-of-Life Meteors Appear on the Horizon

    More Microsoft End-of-Life Meteors Appear on the Horizon

    There's a new wave of end-of-life Microsoft product meteors coming for your organization. Directions on Microsoft analyst Joshua Trupin talks with Mary Jo Foley about what to watch out for in 2025 and beyond, including new, pricey, Pay As You Go options -- and how customers can try to blunt the impact. 

    • 30 min
    Windows Server 2025: What you need to know

    Windows Server 2025: What you need to know

    Windows Server is back! Directions on Microsoft analyst Jim Gaynor and Mary Jo Foley delve into the new features and capabilities coming with Windows Server 2025 worth knowing about, including new Active Directory and security features, GPU partitioning for Hyper-V, hotpatching – and the Azure services you need to use them.

    • 30 min
    Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp Lessons Learned

    Microsoft Licensing Boot Camp Lessons Learned

    Mary Jo Foley interviews veteran Directions analyst Wes Miller, who shares surprising insights gained teaching customers how to navigate the Microsoft licensing maze for more than a decade. From over-licensing and under-licensing to underestimating Microsoft’s revenue drive, you’ll learn the important do’s and don’ts of effective Microsoft licensing.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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Good Stuff

Always find out something I didn't know. Podcasts on Fabric and ChatGTP are outstanding.

Bsigrist ,

Technical issues continue - episode restarts

The technical issues continue. I would really like to listen to this but each one spontaneously restarts at various times. A little podcast export QC would go a long way. Otherwise great content and knowledgeable voices here.

Geoff 1212 ,

Technical Issues?

The podcast seems good and interesting, except the two episodes I’ve listed suddenly restart at the beginning at least once while playback continues.

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