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Microsoft’s Power Platform: How These 4 Products Are Ready to Modernize Your Business

Arraya Insights| January 21, 2022

Technology has the power to transform a business. However, many businesses aren’t taking advantage of the features that are available with the licensing they’re already paying for.   Microsoft’s Power Platform is a collection of products that grants users the capability to enhance their productivity, innovation, and collaboration through low-code tools. This line of business intelligence application development and connectivity software provides a low code solution. This means businesses no longer need […]

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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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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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Microsoft Teams Adoption: What’s The Process?

Arraya Insights| October 28, 2021

Pre-pandemic, working from home was considered an extra perk for employees. Now, as a large portion of the workforce continues to work from home throughout the pandemic, this “perk” has become more of an expectation.  In addition, a record number of Americans are quitting their jobs, which has been dubbed the “great resignation.” It’s now more important than ever that employees can virtually collaborate in a manner […]

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Expert Q&A: Microsoft Teams Adoption

Arraya Insights| October 1, 2021

Chuck Kiessling, Arraya’s Senior Director, Presales Solutions, and Javier Barron, Practice Manager, Workspace, discuss Microsoft Teams adoption, including planning, optimizing user experience, and best practices for a successful rollout.

Latest Webex Updates: What's New & Top Features to Take Advantage of Now

Arraya Insights| September 23, 2021

The latest updates and releases in technology are meant to help users enjoy a smoother experience, work more efficiently, and be more productive in general. Companies and enterprises have never relied on technology more as we interact, collaborate, and execute our daily tasks virtually through Cisco Webex.   As Webex continues to evolve, becoming more advanced and user friendly, there may be new […]

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5 Reasons to Consider Microsoft Intune

Arraya Insights| September 9, 2021

For the past several years Intune, a part of Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) suite, has become an integral part of how Microsoft manages devices.   As a cloud-based service that focuses on mobile device management (MDM), Intune allows the user to control how their organization’s phones, tablets, and laptops are used, as well as the ability to […]

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Skype for Business to Retire on July 31, 2021: Are You Ready?

Arraya Insights| July 20, 2021

Back on July 30, 2019, Microsoft announced that they would be retiring Skype for Business in two years, opting to transition customers to the more successful collaboration hub, Microsoft Teams. Prior to the pandemic, Teams had approximately 32 million daily users. To provide some perspective on the workforce’s increased need for remote collaboration, the number […]

Expert Q&A: Microsoft Teams Update

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.

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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