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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 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 […]

4 Ways Azure VMware Solution Takes Disruption Out of Cloud Migrations

Arraya Insights| April 14, 2021

Disruption isn’t hard to come by lately. Between global health crises, ever-advancing digital threats and rapidly evolving technology solutions, today’s organizations have all they can handle. Many seek out the cloud as a counterbalance to that upheaval, but too often it only ends up adding to it. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. […]

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Interoperability at the Forefront: 4 Key Microsoft Ignite Announcements

Arraya Insights| March 18, 2021

Microsoft generated plenty of headlines during its Ignite conference earlier this month, however, it wasn’t the only tech giant to do so. Dell Technologies and VMware also got in on the action, unveiling several headline-worthy items of their own during this year’s all-virtual event. Created in collaboration with Microsoft, these new solutions are set to […]

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6 Things Stopping Organizations from Maximizing Their Public Cloud ROI

Arraya Insights| February 15, 2021

Last year changed a lot of things, including the way many organizations view the public cloud. Once seen as an interesting alternative to onsite technologies, 2020, specifically the coronavirus, made the cloud mission critical. However, the public cloud’s value isn’t tied strictly to the pandemic, whose days are mercifully numbered. There’s long-term, fundamental value to […]

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Microsoft’s Software Assurance Program Revamp: Where Things Stand and What’s Next

Arraya Insights| January 18, 2021

Back in the fall of 2019, Microsoft laid out its timeline for overhauling its Software Assurance program. While that may feel like eons ago, only some of those changes have come to fruition. Others will go into effect this year and even beyond it. Organizations will need to make sure they’re ready to pivot accordingly […]

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What’s New with Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN?

Arraya Insights| August 14, 2020

Microsoft’s Azure Virtual WAN made headlines recently with the announcement of several new features and capabilities on the platform. Several of these features are already generally available while others have only just begun their global rollout. All, however, are worth exploring more in depth, particularly as organizations everywhere continue to rethink the ways in which […]

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What’s in Store from an Expanded Microsoft and Citrix Partnership?

Arraya Insights| July 22, 2020

Microsoft and Citrix recently announced they would be partnering together to help organizations build the “workplace of the future.” There’s a lot to unpack in that statement. For starters, on the surface, a partnership between Microsoft and Citrix isn’t anything new as the two companies have been working closely together for roughly two decades. So, […]

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Mastering Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure

Arraya Insights| June 26, 2020

Understandably lost in the chaos of mid-March was a news item our engineers wanted to circle back to concerning Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure. As part of Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure’s 3.0 release, VMware announced the solution would include full, native support for Microsoft’s Windows Virtual Desktop platform, finally paying off months of buildup. […]

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Can Azure Arc Help Alleviate Hybrid Complexity?

Gary Funt| January 17, 2020

We used to think of a hybrid environment as having one foot in the cloud and the other planted firmly on-premises, but things are no longer that simple. Today’s hybrid environments can have one foot in one cloud, another foot in a different cloud, a third foot back on-prem, and maybe even a fourth foot […]

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