Deploying Windows 10 at Microsoft as an in-place upgrade March 13, 2019

When Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO), deployed Windows 10 across their network, they created a deployment plan to help other users do it… Read more

Customer Story: SitePro – part 4 March 12, 2019

With today’s technological capabilities, there is no reason you shouldn’t know what’s going on in your business at all times. That’s what SitePro thought, which… Read more

Defend, protect, secure. IT heroes in action. March 12, 2019

The IT professionals in your office do far more than just help you reset your password or recover files from a crashed computer. From the… Read more

You Can Speed Grade Assignments With Microsoft Teams

March 12, 2019

Have you been curious about how technology might fit into your classroom? In addition to providing a collaborative platform for students, Microsoft Teams can also… Read more

Modernize your ERP with a multi-tiered deployment for Operations Finance

March 12, 2019

A multi-tier ERP is a preferred model for many businesses. With it, you can leverage the benefits of multiple ERP solutions. For instance, if one… Read more

Azure IoT PaaS vs SaaS

March 12, 2019

It’s important for every business to know its options, and with SaaS and PaaS, distinguishing between solution benefits can make the difference between a good… Read more

Microsoft 365 Office Flyer

March 11, 2019

Customers expect transparency from every company they do business with. It’s important to have the right IT solution that makes privacy, security, and transparency easy,… Read more

Three reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers continue to choose Azure

March 7, 2019

On average, AWS is 5X more expensive for Windows Server and SQL Server users looking to move to the cloud. However, these savings do not… Read more

How Do We Design Workplaces For Maximum Productivity

March 7, 2019

Defining productivity when it comes to human performance is tough. But many factors can positively and negatively affect performance. Dr. Agarwal believes that ergonomics, or… Read more

IoT in the Workplace: Smart Office Applications for Better Productivity

March 6, 2019

Even though the benefits of IoT devices may seem apparent, there are some drawbacks you may not have considered, like dependency on Wi-Fi and a… Read more

Five Ways to Effectively Optimize Your Business Operations

March 6, 2019

Customer satisfaction is at the forefront of all business processes. But manual processes leave room for human error as workers interact with customers. Automation is… Read more

Protect your data in files, apps, and devices, within and across an organization

March 6, 2019

Mobility has become a staple of the modern workplace, offering flexibility to employees and greater productivity to employers. However, this flexibility often requires that employees… Read more

The Data Center Isn’t Dying, But It Is Changing

March 6, 2019

The datacenter isn’t dead yet. But driven by the increasing complexity of IoT, edge services, and SaaS, datacenters will need to evolve over time. Some… Read more

Leveling the playing field with Microsoft Learning Tools

March 6, 2019

Reading and writing form the foundation of learning and communication. Unfortunately, for struggling readers this often means that to be behind in reading is to… Read more

Customer Story: SitePro – part 3

March 5, 2019

In order to continuously provide value to their oil and gas customers, SitePro needed a system that was quick for them to implement and truly… Read more

Customer Story: Dell

March 5, 2019

Dell wants to provide a world-class digital experience for their team members and that begins by providing them with a modern desktop experience. To make… Read more

Customer story: Steelcase

March 5, 2019

Some businesses experience space inefficiencies, where nearly half of their office may go unused. Steelcase is an industry-leading workplace manufacturer that custom designs office space… Read more

Customer Story: Michael Hill

March 5, 2019

With 350 stores across four countries, Michael Hill is focused on growth. To achieve it, they’re turning to digital solutions like Azure and Dynamics 365… Read more

Customer Story: BP deploys Microsoft 365 to improve user experience and security

March 5, 2019

In an ever-changing security landscape, how do you keep users, devices, and data across 80 countries protected? For BP, they use Windows Defender Advanced Threat… Read more

Customer story: GEA Group

March 4, 2019

GEA Group, one of the world’s largest food processing tech companies, has over 300 locations worldwide. With 3,000 servers, 120 SAP systems, and 1,000s of… Read more

Learning Tools For Microsoft OneNote May Be One Of The Most Disruptive Education Technologies Yet

February 28, 2019

What makes an education technology tool truly innovative? At Breakpoint Technology, we are excited about technology that makes use of existing tools in new ways… Read more

Using shielded virtual machines to help protect high-value assets

February 27, 2019

Your assets hold the lifeblood of your organization and data, and if anything ever happened to that data, you could be putting your business and… Read more

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is coming

February 27, 2019

A lot has changed since 2008. Over the past 10 years, Microsoft has spent its time making huge improvements to their server offerings, including hybrid… Read more

Creating an immigration workflow management solution with Dynamics 365

February 27, 2019

At Microsoft, they’ve developed a faster way to assist employees who need work visas. Their Microsoft Immigration Management System (MIMS) is built with out-of-the-box solutions… Read more

Bringing digital transformation to the supply chain with Azure IoT Suite

February 27, 2019

As margins fall and customer expectations rise, the only way to stay relevant and keep margins low is to get connected with your devices. Collecting… Read more

Increasing employee productivity with Microsoft Search in Bing and PowerApps

February 27, 2019

You want your employees to be their most creative, innovative, and productive always. So does Microsoft. To improve their employee experience, Microsoft implemented Microsoft Search… Read more

Extended Security Updates after end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2

February 26, 2019

With the end of support for SQL Server 2008 coming in January 2020, it’s a great time to start considering how you’re going to make… Read more

Discover threats quickly, remediate immediately, and mitigate the impact of malware and breaches

February 26, 2019

A truly comprehensive security system does more than just provide “locks” for the entrances to a network, it searches for and reacts to threats that… Read more

The total economic impact of Microsoft Azure SQL Database managed instance

February 26, 2019

When you think about switching from running and housing your SQL Server on-premises to Azure, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the… Read more

Modernize your ERP Operations Finance

February 26, 2019

Having trouble engaging your customers? Today, customers expect more at a lower cost. With many industries modernizing their enterprise resource planning (ERP) capabilities, it can… Read more

Connect your business with IoT. Get started with Microsoft IoT!

February 26, 2019

Your devices are the key to unlocking valuable insights and data within your organization. But before you can leverage these assets, they need to be… Read more

Microsoft 365 Powered Device Pilot Datasheet

February 25, 2019

Whether you’re looking to bring more security to your organization or enhance productivity, a modern desktop can help. With the constantly changing requirements coming down… Read more

Breaches happen. Learn how to protect your organization.

February 25, 2019

With a cleverly worded email and one unfortunate click, a hacker can gain access to your system within minutes, and stay there for an average… Read more

Karrick Learns to Read with Immersive Reader

February 25, 2019

A young child excited to read a book; this is a welcome sight for any parent, but for Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, it was a… Read more

Announcing new options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support

February 21, 2019

We get it. Change is scary. If you’ve been running the same operating system for many years, a large-scale overhaul is understandably intimidating. But it’s… Read more

Increasing Agility in the Enterprise with Digital Technologies

February 20, 2019

The days when enterprises planned roadmaps years into the future to expand and optimize their datacenters are in the past. These days, there has been… Read more

13 Tech Experts Predict The Industry’s Biggest Challenges In 2019

February 20, 2019

Getting ahead of the curve in the tech industry is never easy. But it’s time now, more than ever, to make the move to get… Read more

Closing the STEM Gap: Why STEM classes and careers still lack girls and what we can do about it

February 20, 2019

We all want to see more women enter STEM fields in the workforce, so how do we get them there? The answer starts long before… Read more

Is Cloud Hosting the Best IT Solution for Your Business?

February 20, 2019

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, there are some key benefits to the cloud. It can help you run a tighter ship, increase your… Read more

4 Enterprise IoT Scenarios to Jumpstart Your Connected Devices Strategy

February 20, 2019

Cloud-based Enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are making it possible for companies of all sizes to build connected applications. It’s a great capability to… Read more

A breach is inevitable. How can Microsoft help me detect and respond fast?

February 19, 2019

With a sinking feeling, you discover your network has been hacked. Questions race through your mind: How did this happen? What have they done inside… Read more

Closing the STEM Gap: 5 insights that can make a difference for girls and young women

February 19, 2019

90% of girls describe themselves as creative and 72% want a job that helps the world; solving the problems of the future will require creative… Read more

Customer Story: SitePro video 2

February 19, 2019

For companies that manage a large number of mostly automated sites, Azure might just be the key to revolutionizing operations. It certainly was for the… Read more

Customer story: dv01

February 19, 2019

In 2008, the world saw the fall of financial institutions. In a matter of days, what seemed to be the bedrock of Wall Street crumbled.… Read more

Customer story: Renault Sport Formula One

February 19, 2019

On the track, there are so many things that can go wrong. That’s why the Renault Sport Formula One team needs the best technology on… Read more

Customer story: Shell invests in safety with Azure

February 18, 2019

With branded retail locations all over the world, it can be tough and expensive to monitor the safety of every Shell location. But with the… Read more

Customer story: Xiaoyi Technology

February 18, 2019

Managing the day-to-day operations of a big tech company can be tough. At Xiaoyi Technology, they needed a better way to manage their asset management,… Read more

Maximizing grant funding for your STEM initiatives

February 18, 2019

STEM jobs are growing and profitable, with STEM workers tending to outearn other fields by around 26%. However, investing in STEM technology and other resources… Read more

Customer Story: Guarding university data with a holistic security model

February 18, 2019

As compared to most businesses, universities have significantly less control over endpoints, such as devices used and the thousands of student user credentials they must… Read more

Tools and technology for developing future-ready skills

February 14, 2019

Labor economists predict that 65% of today’s primary school students will be in jobs that haven’t been invented yet. How can we prepare our students… Read more

Migration guide for Windows Server

February 13, 2019

Migration is part of the standard set of operations in any datacenter. IT pros are constantly trying to find new ways to enable their companies… Read more

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February 13, 2019

Not so long ago, the cost of installing and maintaining an onsite infrastructure was just another part of running a business. Luckily, times have changed.… Read more

Prepare for Windows Server 2008 end of support

February 13, 2019

The Windows Server 2008 end of support is fast approaching, Microsoft won’t be releasing the security updates that keep you safe. It’s the end of… Read more

Transforming facilities management with Dynamics 365 at Microsoft

February 13, 2019

The Microsoft real estate portfolio managed almost 600 buildings located in more than 110 countries and regions around the world. But their lack of agility… Read more

The Right Secure Hardware for your IoT Deployment

February 13, 2019

With more IoT devices and solutions flooding the market and more companies adopting these assets, ensuring the safety of your data is a concern for… Read more

Exploring Windows 10

February 12, 2019

Explore the possibilities that Windows 10 brings. With enhanced features and capabilities, you can be more productive and secure. The Microsoft IT Showcase PDF has… Read more

Expanding our team, again!

November 30, 2018

We are thrilled to welcome Ed McGillis as our VP of Emerging Technologies, whose focus will be on identifying and evaluating technology opportunities, pollinating the… Read more

Curses! Foiled Again!

August 22, 2017

…even the best laid plans need adjustments.  A few years ago, my husband set to work building a set of garden boxes for me. My requirements… Read more

The WIT bar was set high long ago!

March 8, 2017

Some amazing women showed us how things should be done.  Being involved in Women In Technology (WIT) programs, support groups, and special events has meant… Read more

Today we pause

November 11, 2016

All of us at Breakpoint Technology would like to pause for a moment today, to thank our coworker Mike DeSalvo as well as our many… Read more

Isn’t It Cool?

October 24, 2016

Not too long ago, the project manager for one of my project sets pinged me with a quick question and at the end of our… Read more

How do you solve a problem like Maria?

September 28, 2016

If only we all had a wise Reverend Mother around to advise us!  I think it is a safe bet that most of you didn’t… Read more

Leveraging the breakpoint to take full advantage of that pause!

September 1, 2016

In software development, a breakpoint is an intentional stopping or pausing point in a program, put in place for debugging purposes. It is also sometimes… Read more