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Microsoft to Increase Office 365 Commercial Pricing in 2022

Arraya Insights| December 2, 2021

When remote work became the norm in 2020, the need for remote collaboration capabilities became more important than ever. Many employees and organizations are now moving forward with a remote or hybrid workforce and don’t plan to look back. Throughout this process, Microsoft continuously reinvested in their products to bring new innovations to users, further enhancing our remote work and collaboration capabilities.    For the first time in 10 years, […]

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The New World of Work: 6 Steps to Ensure Your Network is Ready

Arraya Insights| November 18, 2021

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workforce indefinitely. During the initial lockdown in March 2020, hundreds of thousands of workers left the office and logged into work at home, where they could safely social distance. While the pandemic continues today, newly lifted restrictions mean more workers are returning to the office and the future of the workforce is beginning to take shape.   Many companies faced significant change throughout the pandemic, whether they granted employees […]

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Microsoft to Disable Basic Authentication in October 2022: Here's How to Prepare

Arraya Insights| October 12, 2021

Microsoft has announced that they’ll be turning off Basic Authentication permanently, as of October 1, 2022. This will be turned off for all protocols in all tenants for Exchange Online. Your Exchange account hosts your work emails, contacts, and calendar.   Basic authentication (also known as proxy authentication) requires only a username and a password for client access requests. The username and password are often stored locally on the device.   While […]

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Windows 11 Launch Date Announced: What to Expect & Our Top 3 Tips to Prepare

Arraya Insights| September 2, 2021

The wait is almost over. It’s been announced that the free Windows 11 upgrade will officially launch on October 5, 2021. This update has been six years in the making as Windows 10 debuted back in the summer of 2015. As many PC users rely on virtual connection more than ever before, Microsoft expressed that Windows 11 will “empower productivity and inspire creativity” for users.    With the launch date only […]

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

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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Everything You Need to Know about VMware Cloud Foundation 4.2

Arraya Insights| March 31, 2021

Released earlier this year, VMware Cloud Foundation version 4.2 sports a deep bench of new features and integrations. Among the stated goals of these additions? Deliver enhancements in terms of scalability, security and support for developers. We reached out to our data management team to learn more about the ways in which this latest iteration […]

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3 Questions Every Organization Should Ask Their Cloud Provider (and Themselves)

Arraya Insights| March 17, 2021

An IT nightmare scenario came to life last week after a fire tore through a data center complex in Strasbourg, France operated by European cloud giant OVH. All told, the disaster took more than 3.5 million websites offline, including those of banks, government agencies, and beyond. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze, which […]

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Microsoft Edge Legacy End of Support: What Can You Expect from the ‘New’ Edge?

Arraya Insights| March 9, 2021

Microsoft’s Edge browser is nearing an edge of its own. In just a few short weeks, support will run out for the browser, leaving users without the patches and updates needed to ensure a safe online experience. However, Microsoft has already laid out a post-Edge path for organizations to follow, one that won’t require learning […]

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