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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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Microsoft Debuts New Features (and Ways to Save) on Windows Virtual Desktop

Arraya Insights| February 25, 2021

Microsoft kicked off 2021 with a master class session on a topic that has grown near and dear to many IT pros’ hearts over the last twelve months or so: Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Primarily a chance for admins to learn how to better deploy and manage virtual desktops and apps directly from Microsoft’s experts, […]

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How Microsoft and VMware Plan to Make Your Virtual Meetings Better

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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End of Support Looms for Adobe Flash: Is Your IT Environment Ready?

Arraya Insights| December 9, 2020

December 31, 2020 won’t just mark the end of what has been a trying year (to put it mildly), it’s also the day support will run out for a utility that was once a cornerstone of the internet. On that date, Adobe Flash will stop receiving updates and security patches. It’s an event that has […]

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