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Set Up Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager Cloud Management Gateway  (MECM-CMG) in 5 Steps 

Arraya Insights| January 17, 2022

The Cloud Management Gateway (CMG) is designed to support devices that are Configuration Manager clients and not connected or reachable within corporate networks. In addition to providing management capabilities, updates, servicing, and task sequences, the CMG can seamlessly connect to Azure cloud resources over the internet without the use of VPNs (virtual private networks).   This allows users to manage clients that roam on the internet or are in branch offices across the WAN, without exposing your on-premises infrastructure to the […]

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Microsoft’s Cloud Management Gateway (CMG): 8 of Our Most Frequently Asked Questions

Arraya Insights| January 6, 2022

While some employees are slowly returning to the office, a generous portion of the workforce is still logging in remotely. In some capacity, remote work is here to stay indefinitely.   As more companies become acquainted with a hybrid workforce, they’re often met with challenges related to managing their remote clients, enabling endpoint protection, distributing software, and more. With Microsoft’s Cloud Management Gateway, users can safely manage remote clients without exposing their on-premises infrastructure to the internet.   So, […]

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Three Options for Migrating SQL Servers to Azure

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2022

Are your traditional on-premises SQL Server databases holding your business back? For users looking to accelerate their digital transformation, migrating from a traditional on-premises SQL Server database to an Azure SQL Database offers several benefits. These include reduced costs, increased innovation capabilities, tighter security measures, and compliance with regulations.    Migrating to Azure is the logical next step for many businesses who may need to increase capacity, rethink their disaster recovery method, or reduce unnecessary costs.   […]

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Microsoft Ignite 2021 Round Up: Hybrid Work, Remote Collaboration, & Security

Arraya Insights| November 11, 2021

While we were already on the forefront of digital transformation, the pandemic pushed us forward much faster than anticipated. From the Metaverse to new Teams collaboration tools, Microsoft Ignite 2021 – held virtually November 2-4, 2021 – had several exciting announcements that will enhance remote collaboration, all while focusing on security.   Overall, Microsoft is working to better integrate its […]

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Nerdio: How this Management Portal for Azure Optimizes Your AVD Environment

Arraya Insights| October 22, 2021

Businesses and enterprises sent their workforce home nearly two years ago. The remote workforce appears to be here to stay and businesses often turn to Azure Virtual Desktop (formally known as Windows Virtual Desktop) to allow their employees to safely work from home.   AVD provides businesses with remote capabilities by giving employees access to their Windows desktops from anywhere, all while providing security and […]

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Transitioning to the Public Cloud with Skytap: What It Does & Why It’s Different

Arraya Insights| September 28, 2021

Following the recent announcement of our partnership with Skytap, we’re excited to introduce this new and transformative tech to our customers to further enhance their experience in cloud computing.   What is Skytap?  Skytap functions like a software-defined data center (SDDC) and provides the ability to run IBM and x86 workloads in the public cloud, whether Microsoft Azure or IBM cloud.   There’s no doubt that migrating to the cloud provides […]

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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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