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Blair Loveland

Sr. Product Marketing Manager – Microsoft

Blair Loveland has supported the Microsoft ecosystem for over twelve years, with experience in partner account management, business development, sales readiness, and partner marketing. Blair also produced a 30-episode podcast series focusing on cloud technologies, and he has produced and presented on numerous Microsoft solutions webinars. In his spare time, Blair and his wife tend to their horse farm in Central Florida. He is also working on his Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership.

Recent Content by Blair Loveland

Real talk: Is Microsoft 365 still relevant now that Teams is out?:
[Spoiler alert] Yes, yes it is.

June 3, 2024
Microsoft 365 remains a powerhouse, even without Teams. But what does this licensing change mean for you?

Unlock hidden potential: How a strategic Microsoft partner empowers your success:
Where does your Microsoft experience rank?

May 29, 2024
Is your Microsoft experience more of a struggle than a victory? It’s easy to change direction.

How to use Copilot in Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel, and more:
Work smarter across your entire Microsoft 365 workflow with these expert tips.

May 17, 2024
Learn how Copilot lets you work smarter across Teams, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint with these expert tips.

Weighing the costs and benefits of Microsoft Extended Security Updates:
When to avoid Microsoft ESUs and when they might be a strategic stopgap measure

March 20, 2024
Microsoft ESUs may seem tempting, but they come with hidden costs and risks that can stifle IT modernization.

Say hello to SQL Server 2022: How to upgrade easily and maintain support:
Catch up on what’s new and what to do next if you’re running a previous SQL version

February 21, 2024
Catch up on what’s new with SQL Server 2022 and what to do next if you’re running an older SQL version.

Still running Windows 8.1? 3 steps you should take to protect yourself:
Windows 8.1 extended support reached EOL, and Windows 10 end of support is coming

December 1, 2023
Windows 8.1 extended support reached EOL, and Windows 10 end of support is coming – your security can’t wait.

The impending end of support for SQL 2014: What you need to know today:
Seize the day—and the best deal.

November 27, 2023
Time moves fast and so do hackers. The clock is ticking on SQL server support. Luckily, SHI has your options.

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