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Azure Automation: 3 Ways It Makes Life Easier in the Cloud and Onsite

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 19, 2019

Part of the appeal of the cloud is that it’s such a low maintenance solution. Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s a no-maintenance solution. While cloud-based and hybrid data sets require less attention than those housed solely in corporate owned and/or managed data centers, there’s still work to be done. In order for organizations to […]

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Microsoft as a Security Company? 6 Updates Behind the Cliché

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 3, 2019

Raise your hand if you’ve heard someone describe Microsoft as a “security company” at some point in the last few years. We can’t say for sure – maybe because your Microsoft desktop is so secure – but we’re guessing there are plenty of hands in the air. We get it. Given cyber security’s status as […]

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Microsoft to Retire Skype for Business: What It Means for You

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 30, 2019

It’s official: On July 31, 2021, the Skype for Business Online era will officially come to an end. Microsoft announced the roughly five-year old communication platform’s retirement date last month, although the process has been in the works for some time. Once that date hits, Teams will stand alone at the center of Microsoft’s communication […]

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SmartCloud Notes Faces End of Life – Where to Go Next

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 29, 2019

Earlier this summer, IBM and HCL Technologies completed a deal that has, no pun intended, left many organizations’ cloud futures up in the air. Under the deal, which began making headlines last December, HCL purchased a chunk of IBM’s collaboration, commerce, digital experience, and security software portfolio, including its Notes and Domino services. Initially, customers […]

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Making Sense of M365, O365 & Microsoft Modern Desktop Licensing

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 6, 2019

Let’s admit it, in terms of branding, Microsoft 365 and Office 365 look similar. Some might say too similar. However, beyond the marketing exists two distinct solutions. One offering embodies the in-demand idea of the modern desktop. The other is simply a part of the modernization puzzle. We sought out, with a hand from our […]

Cloud Governance Made Easy with 4 Built-In Azure Tools

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 29, 2019

Cloud is no longer a new frontier as some 80% of organizations leverage one form of it or another according to ITPro Today and Dell EMC’s State of the Cloud study. Yet, that doesn’t mean life in the cloud, or the journey to it for that matter, is easy. Challenges remain and the way organizations […]

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Why It's Time to Take a Second Look at Microsoft Teams

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 28, 2019

When’s the last time you checked out Microsoft Teams? For some organizations we work with, it’s been a while. When Microsoft’s unified communication platform launched just over two years ago, some of these businesses saw it almost as the Wild West. End users had the reins and they could spin up teams and share files […]

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SharePoint Tip: Use this Script to Archive Your Way to Greater Performance

Matthew Vignau Matthew Vignau| June 25, 2019

A common problem with SharePoint, regardless of version, is that once a list or library has more than 2000 items in it, performance is impacted. Once you reach 5000 items, the impact becomes severe. The issue lies with a fundamental part of the interaction between SQL and SharePoint and, because of that, it is not […]

Microsoft Ditches Mandatory Password Expiration: What to Do Instead

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 18, 2019

Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an exciting announcement regarding passwords. Now, “exciting” and “passwords” aren’t two things that normally find themselves together in the same sentence. However, this news is the most significant change in Microsoft’s password policy recommendations in nearly three decades. In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced plans to remove regular mandatory […]

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Your 6 Most Pressing Azure VMware Solutions Questions Answered

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 5, 2019

From the moment it was announced during day one of last month’s Dell Technologies World, Azure VMware Solutions has had people buzzing. Following in the footsteps of VMware’s other industry-rattling cloud partnership, VMC on AWS, Azure VMware Solutions brings together two of the IT world’s giants. In doing so, VMware and Microsoft have given customers […]

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