Sallie Rainer, President and CEO of Entergy Texas, Announces Retirement After 37 Years with Entergy; Viamontes appointed new leader

Sallie Rainer, President and CEO of Entergy Texas, Announces Retirement After 37 Years with Entergy;  Viamontes appointed new leader

NEW ORLEANS, August 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sally RainerPresident and CEO of Entergy Texas Inc., is retiring effective November 14, 2021, after more than 37 years with the company, Entergy announced today. Rainer, who assumed her current position in 2012, is responsible for Entergy’s customer service, resource planning, commercial development, charitable contributions, regulatory and government … Read more

Entergy’s push to restore power to Louisiana is slowed by downed power lines

Entergy’s push to restore power to Louisiana is slowed by downed power lines

Two days after Hurricane Ida arrived in southern Louisiana, hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses were left without power, and many could remain so for weeks while crews work to restore downed power lines from Entergy, the state’s largest utility. It was the second year in a row that the company’s lines have suffered … Read more

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Preview – Virtualization review

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse Preview – Virtualization review

Microsoft 365 Lighthouse preview “Azure Lighthouse changed the game for managed service offerings for Azure, and I think this new service will do the same for M365.” By Paul Schnackenburg 08/30/2021 Calling Managed Service Providers (MSPs) around the world: There’s a new tool in your toolbelt – Microsoft 365 Lighthouse, currently in public preview. This … Read more

Tighten security with Office 365 privileged access management

Tighten security with Office 365 privileged access management

With great administrative power comes great administrative responsibility. As more organizations have migrated to Office 365, threat actors have also turned their focus to the collaborative cloud platform and are attempting to gain administrative access to the organization’s tenant. The centralized management portal in Microsoft Office 365 manages all aspects of the services under the … Read more

Microsoft plans price increases for most Office and Microsoft 365 subscriptions

Microsoft plans price increases for most Office and Microsoft 365 subscriptions

Microsoft has announced plans to increase prices by up to 25% for several Microsoft 365 and Office 365 subscription plans. The increases are scheduled to come into effect on March 1, 2022. The Redmond, Wash. developer justified the higher pricing by claiming additions to plans since the launch of Office 365 in June 2011 and … Read more

Not happy about the Microsoft Office price hike? 3 options to consider instead

Not happy about the Microsoft Office price hike?  3 options to consider instead

The price you pay for your team to create all of this PowerPoint presentations and Excel spreadsheets are about to rise. rise. Microsoft announced a price increase for Microsoft 365 services last week, which will primarily affect commercial users. It’s a rare move for the enterprise software giant. As Jared Spatoro, corporate vice president for … Read more

City, Entergy Negotiates Sea Crossing for Raw Water Line

City, Entergy Negotiates Sea Crossing for Raw Water Line

HOT SPRINGS — The $109.7 million bond issue approved by Hot Springs’ board of directors last year will not cover the cost of the Lake Ouachita water supply project if Entergy Arkansas requires the 17-mile raw water line under Lake Hamilton and Mazarn Creek will be drilled, city officials say. The pipeline will gravity flow … Read more

Windows 365 costs how much!?

Windows 365 costs how much!?

It’s finally here: Microsoft Windows 365 Cloud PC is now generally available and… “Oh my god Stefan! Have you seen how much it costs!?” Yes, I have. Here’s what… “It’s so expensive!“ Actually it isn’t. And before you interrupt me again, let me explain what’s going on with Windows 365. First, Microsoft released Windows 365 … Read more

Microsoft vs. Amazon: How can AWS beat Microsoft 365?

Microsoft vs. Amazon: How can AWS beat Microsoft 365?

Not long ago, it was reported that Amazon might be building a “rebel alliance” to fight Microsoft’s stranglehold on productivity apps. In this hypothetical alliance, Amazon would unite entities like Slack, Dropbox, and Salesforce to combat Microsoft’s bundled offerings. But given the latter’s Office, Teams, and related productivity apps, many analysts and pundits are betting … Read more