Michael Morisy

Content Director, Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro, Dev Pro,
Penton Technology

Michael Morisy is the Content Director for Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro. In 2014, Morisy was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. He is the founder of MuckRock, America’s first collaborative Freedom of Information Act filing website, which has broken news on everything from NSA contracts and drone usage to domestic surveillance and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI files. Previously, he launched and edited tech news site BetaBoston.com for The Boston Globe and managed a blog network of 80-plus writers and a tech question-and-answer site. He was also a network fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and is a frequent speaker on public records, data-driven journalism, and startups.


IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 5
This is episode five of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.
IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 4 4
This is episode four of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.
Microsoft Inspire: Simplify, simplify, simplify. Or at least shove the complexity out of view.

Microsoft’s partner conference, Inspire, kicked off with a lot of discussion about simplification.

A simplified partner experience, explained Ron Huddleston, corporate vice president of One Commercial Partner, would help drive more money into the pockets of its partners and resellers, as the company reduced the number of organizations within Microsoft that its resellers would have to work with.

The Trump administration has promised to rebuild American infrastructure. Will it also rebuild IT budgets?

If Trump’s promise of a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan comes to pass, a lot of money will be flowing into both private and public sectors. That could mean only new roads, bridges, and tunnels but also a rare chance to kickstart the IT departments supporting those efforts.

IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 3
This is episode three of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.
IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 2
This is episode two of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.
IT Pro Today PODCAST - Episode 1
Join us for our inaugural episode of the new IT Pro Today PODCAST with Richard Hay and Michael Morisy.
As hospitals and countries recover from WannaCry, Microsoft president blames poor patching practices and government stockpiles 1

The scenes from around the world were like a bad movie: Amateurish ransom notes, international chaos, and "absolute carnage" in some hospitals that were particularly hard hit.

Slack expands guest user management tools

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days, Benjamin Franklin famously quipped, and your enterprise's guest collaborators are no different.

A new update to wildly popular team chat suite Slack makes them easier to manage, letting admins put time limits on how long guests can stick around, while also providing context to other members of an organization about who invited a given guest into their organization's Slack to begin with.

Is remote work becoming a distant dream again?
Embracing remote work culture helped IBM save $100 million in office space. But now Big Blue is changing course, saying that agile teams need to work together to succeed. What's the impact on the future of IT?
Dr. Watson gets benched at University of Texas' MD Anderson

IBM has marketed Watson as a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence that can tackle a range of information problems, but has long touted medicine as one of the key areas it will help disrupt.

Economist says that Windows 10 is stalling, but is it, and does it matter? 1

Whither Microsoft 10? That's what the Economist is wondering, in a somewhat blistering review of rather dismal, if questionable, statistics on adoption of Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system.

The basic contention is that Windows 10's growth has slowed, and that Windows 7 is still dominant:

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