There will be no newsletter on Friday, November 25, as readers grapple with digesting Thanksgiving dinner. Publication will resume on Friday, December 2, when the 2016 class of Bob Scott's VAR Stars will be announced. News will continue to be published to this website as warranted throughout this period.
And today's answer in "Airplane Jeopardy" is "An arm and a leg." "Bob?" "What do you need to chop off to fit comfortably into a middle seat". ... A man in the line of front of me was tackled by TSA employees and wrestled to the ground. "A terrorist?" I asked the lady at the counter at the gate. "No, he tried to bring a Samsung Galaxy Note7 on board," she replied.
Microsoft has eliminated exhibits from its troubled Envision conference as the show goes into its second year. This year's first edition of the show, which replaced the Convergence user conference, is best described by the song from "Les Miserables"—"Empty Chairs and Empty Tables".
Intuit registered strong growth for QuickBooks Online, desktop and Self-Employed in the first quarter ended October 31. And the company said sales of QBO were up 50 percent over a year ago outside the United States. "Based on strong product-market fit for QBO in Canada, the U.K., and Australia, we're leaning into greater go-to-market activity in these countries," CEO Brad Smith said in prepared remarks during this week's earnings webcast.
SAP will move its Business One application to the cloud in a multi-year migration. Barry Padgett, president of the company's SMB operations, said that the company will bit by bit rewrite B1 applications in the Business Anywhere technology stack module by module. Currently, B1 is available in desktop form or hosted in the private cloud.