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Microsoft Updates Its Servicing Model: Say Goodbye to the SAC and Hello to Azure Stack HCI

Arraya Insights| August 31, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that it will be updating its servicing model starting with Windows Server 2022.   Previously, Microsoft offered two release channels:   Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)  For the LTSC, a new major version of Windows Server is released every 2-3 years and users are entitled to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. This channel is appropriate for systems that […]

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Cisco’s UCS X-Series: What’s New, What’s Different, and Why It’s Considered “Future-Ready”

Arraya Insights| August 27, 2021

According to the IDC’s Futurescape: Worldwide IT Industry 2020 Predictions report, there will be an “industry app explosion.” They predict that by 2023 over 500 million digital applications and services will be developed and deployed using cloud-native approaches. Further, by 2024 800% more apps will run in edge locations.   While these constant changes in technology bring innovation, more efficient processes, and safer environments, these consistent advancements also pose a challenge […]

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Windows 365: Top Features and Benefits

Arraya Insights| August 25, 2021

At Microsoft’s most recent Inspire 2021 event, Windows 365 was unveiled as a “new category of computing”. This solution allows you to manage your desktops through subscription and take the operating system for Windows 10 and Windows 11 (once available) to the Microsoft Cloud. As much of the workforce continues to log on remotely, this […]

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Microsoft Inspire 2021: Key Takeaways and Looking Ahead

Arraya Insights| August 5, 2021

Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual conference for its partner community, recently wrapped up, leaving us soaking in their latest announcements. Reflecting on an “exceptional year of unparalleled disruption, accelerated innovation, and digital transformation,” the conference highlighted the many ways our relationships with technology have changed since early 2020. Microsoft announced several new product and program updates, […]

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Arraya Insights Radio: Hybrid Cloud Journey

Arraya Insights| July 30, 2021

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 19: Hybrid Cloud Journey: Challenges & Solutions This special episode of Arraya Insights Radio was recorded live during a virtual roundtable event. In this episode, our panel looks at the Hybrid Cloud Journey. Specifically, they explore the challenges the journey presents, the concerns and pain points organizations experience, and the wide […]

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Windows 11: Everything You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| July 23, 2021

For PC users, a Windows update may mean new and exciting features to look forward to, while others may dread the unknowns of change. Reported to be available as early as October 2021 and into 2022, Windows 11 will bring a new, serene look that’s meant to simplify your desktop space and help users optimize […]

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Skype for Business to Retire on July 31, 2021: Are You Ready?

Arraya Insights| July 20, 2021

Back on July 30, 2019, Microsoft announced that they would be retiring Skype for Business in two years, opting to transition customers to the more successful collaboration hub, Microsoft Teams. Prior to the pandemic, Teams had approximately 32 million daily users. To provide some perspective on the workforce’s increased need for remote collaboration, the number […]

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Expert Q&A: Exploring SD-WAN

Arraya Insights| July 8, 2021

Chuck Kiessling (Senior Director, Presales Solutions) and Kyle Dillon (Senior Network Solutions Architect) explore SD-WAN, including an overview of the technology, the key benefits, licensing and purchasing options, network-as-a-service, and more.

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Arraya Insights Vodcast: Tales from the CryptoLocker

Arraya Insights| July 1, 2021

In this episode of the Arraya Insights Vodcast, our panel looks at the cyber threat landscape. Specifically, they delve into ransomware, cyber security preparedness, incident response, cyber insurance and more. Hosted by Chuck Kiessling, Senior Director, Presales Solutions, this episode’s panel includes Scott Brion (Director, Cyber Security), Mike Piekarski (Enterprise Security Architect), and Keith Wood […]

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Service Desk Success: The Essential Role Taking Help Desks to the Next Level

Arraya Insights| June 29, 2021

The days of supporting cube-based workers who use only company-owned laptops are a distant memory. For most organizations, the reliance on technology has increased heavily in recent years, a trend that went into warp speed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As that reliance increased, so too did the pressure on the […]

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