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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.

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.

Expert Q&A: Shared Channel Calendar and Who App Demos

Arraya Insights| March 15, 2021

John Salmons, one of Arraya’s Inside Sales Engineers, demonstrates how to use two of the newest apps in Microsoft Teams: the Shared Channel Calendar and Who.

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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Expert Q&A: Microsoft Teams Year-End Update

Arraya Insights| December 22, 2020

John Salmons, Jr., one of Arraya’s Inside Sales Engineers, closes out 2020 by covering some of the most recent updates to come to Teams, including a revised launch dashboard, noise cancellation and Apple Car Play compatibility.

Cisco and Microsoft Bring Microsoft Teams to Your Webex Room

Arraya Insights| November 19, 2020

Are you a Cisco shop or a Microsoft shop? When it comes to collaboration, many organizations – Arraya included – reside somewhere in the middle. The appeal of a diversified, multi-vendor collaboration footprint isn’t lost on Cisco and Microsoft. Even though they are competitors at heart, the tech giants have a history of making their […]

How to Add the New Lists App to Your Microsoft Teams Client

John Salmons Jr.| November 2, 2020

What is Microsoft Lists? Lists is a Microsoft 365 app that can help keep you and your team organized and on the same page by way of the same intuitive collaboration you have come to expect from Microsoft. Whether you create a template from scratch or choose a pre-defined one, there is something there for […]