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Expert Q&A: Microsoft Teams Update

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 16, 2021

Chuck Kiessling (Senior Director, Presales Solutions) and John Salmons Jr. (Inside Sales Engineer) dive into some of the most recent updates to come to Microsoft Teams, including enhanced controls for meeting organizers, instant collaboration options, and a few industry-specific features.

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7 Ways the Webex Desk Camera Isn’t ‘Just Another Webcam’

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 28, 2021

With the release of the Webex Desk Camera in January, Cisco entered into the highly competitive webcam arena. Webcams are having more than a moment right now, serving as the primary visual connective tissue for many organizations since the COVID era began. Even as workplaces reopen, it’s likely work from home will remain, at least […]

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How Microsoft and VMware Plan to Make Your Virtual Meetings Better

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 11, 2021

Video meetings became the nervous system of the business world in 2020, connecting employees with each other and organizations with their customers. While video meetings allowed business to carry on, to some degree, as normal, the shift from in-person to remote meetings wasn’t without its challenges. From the user perspective, we’ve likely all spent our […]

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How to Better Secure Your Cisco Expressway

Raj Shanmugam Raj Shanmugam| January 5, 2021

Given the current pandemic situation, the remote work culture has become our new normal. Companies that previously considered Work from Home (WFH) a perk, offered only to certain individuals, have had to open it up to a wide range of employees. Aside from the obvious upsides, this poses a few security concerns as well. So, […]

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Cisco and Microsoft Bring Microsoft Teams to Your Webex Room

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 19, 2020

Are you a Cisco shop or a Microsoft shop? When it comes to collaboration, many organizations – Arraya included – reside somewhere in the middle. The appeal of a diversified, multi-vendor collaboration footprint isn’t lost on Cisco and Microsoft. Even though they are competitors at heart, the tech giants have a history of making their […]

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How Microsoft’s Surface Duo Just Changed the Game for Mobile Devices

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 12, 2020

After months of build-up, Microsoft’s highly-anticipated Surface Duo is now available for purchase. While its moniker seems a reference to the device’s two screens, it’s a fitting name for many other reasons. Even though the Surface Duo is a Microsoft device, it runs on the operating system of a second technology leader: Google. Then, there’s […]

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10 New Features (Besides Pop Out Meetings) Set to Reshape Microsoft Teams

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 10, 2020

Blink and you might miss a new feature or ability going live in Microsoft Teams. After all, as we stated in a recent video on the subject, Teams is anything but a stationary platform. That video focused on Pop Out Meetings, which is just one of several enhancements Microsoft has made recently to its unified […]

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Changes are Coming to Webex Meetings: Preparing Users for Version 40.9

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 20, 2020

Heads up: The Webex Meetings experience is about to change this September with the release of Webex version 40.9. Despite being designed to improve the user experience, this update – as updates so often do – is bound to elicit its fair share of grumbles, at least initially. Change, after all, even when it’s for […]

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Webex Events, Microsoft Teams and the New Normal for Live Events

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 9, 2020

Events are a huge part of our year at Arraya. Our technical teams are always well represented at leading conferences like Microsoft Ignite, Cisco Live and Dell Technologies World. We’re not just attendees, but hosts as well. Last year, Arraya presented more than 30 events, featuring content largely generated and informed by the experiences of […]

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Hardware Analysis: Cisco’s IP Phone 6871 Looks Like A Winner

David Finnegan David Finnegan| May 22, 2020

As many organizations start looking to the cloud for calling services, a new phone in the Cisco 6800 IP Phone lineup has caught my attention. Previously, customers considering this move would be, essentially, asked to choose between features and cost when picking a device. That choice is no more thanks to the recent release of […]

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