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Microsoft Debuts New Features (and Ways to Save) on Windows Virtual Desktop

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 25, 2021

Microsoft kicked off 2021 with a master class session on a topic that has grown near and dear to many IT pros’ hearts over the last twelve months or so: Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Primarily a chance for admins to learn how to better deploy and manage virtual desktops and apps directly from Microsoft’s experts, […]

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6 Things Stopping Organizations from Maximizing Their Public Cloud ROI

Arraya Insights 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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How Microsoft and VMware Plan to Make Your Virtual Meetings Better

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

Arraya Insights 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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Arraya Insights Vodcast: Episode 2

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 23, 2020

“Episode 2: The Technologies that Defined 2020 (and What’s to Come in 2021)” On this episode of the Arraya Insights Vodcast, we look back at some of the technologies that helped shape a year like no other. Then, we look ahead to the next crop of solutions and advances heading our way in 2021. Meet […]

Expert Q&A: Microsoft Teams Year-End Update

Arraya Insights 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.

Sunburst/Solorigate Aftermath: 4 Lessons Learned from the SolarWinds Breach

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 21, 2020

Organizations everywhere are only just beginning to come to terms with the Sunburst/Solorigate compromise. Even at this stage, it’s clear the backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring and management platform represents one of the most substantial cyber security breaches in recent memory. SolarWinds’ client list reads like a who’s who of the public and private […]

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End of Support Looms for Adobe Flash: Is Your IT Environment Ready?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 9, 2020

December 31, 2020 won’t just mark the end of what has been a trying year (to put it mildly), it’s also the day support will run out for a utility that was once a cornerstone of the internet. On that date, Adobe Flash will stop receiving updates and security patches. It’s an event that has […]

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How to Allow (and Perform) Self-Service Password Resets in Microsoft 365

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 25, 2020

To put it bluntly, no one enjoys password resets. For IT, they mean time away from more pressing tasks. The same is true for end users left locked out of their workdays, while they wait for the help desk to step in. It’s a time drain for both sides, but it’s one that can be […]

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Cisco and Microsoft Bring Microsoft Teams to Your Webex Room

Arraya Insights 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 […]