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Mysterious Issue Threatens to Derail Windows Server Upgrade

Arraya Insights| November 5, 2015

It’s not often our Microsoft team gets thrown by an issue they encounter at a customer’s site. When it does happen, no white flags are waved and no hands are thrown in the air. Instead, they embrace the challenge and get right to work learning everything they can about the issue so they can solve […]

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Stress-Free Office 365 Roll-outs, Expansions with Arraya’s Managed Services

Arraya Insights| November 3, 2015

There are plenty of roads which lead companies to embark on or expand upon an Office 365 deployment. Things like mobility, email, file sharing and social collaboration are on that list, and each one can have a positive impact on an organization.  Those elements require careful planning and consideration before their full value can be […]

Google Apps – A Distraction, Not a Disruption

Arraya Insights| October 30, 2015

There’s been some interesting news regarding Google Apps for Work recently. First was the announcement that Google is making a very aggressive move in its battle to win the hearts of the Enterprise. At a high level, Google will give away Google Apps to companies with a Microsoft EA as long as they promise to subscribe […]

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4 Data Protection Horror Stories – And How Azure Can Help

Arraya Insights| October 16, 2015

How about getting into the Halloween spirit with a few scary stories? Only these aren’t about vampires or zombies, they’re about a real business fear: keeping control over data. While the undead may be enough for some, seasoned IT pros know the threat of sensitive data falling in the wrong hands is where the real […]

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What’s New in Office 365

Arraya Insights| September 29, 2015

If you’ve ever listened to Julia White, General Manager of Office at Microsoft, speak about Office 365, then you know two things. Microsoft updates Office a lot. As in over 400 improvements in one year, a lot. Secondly, Microsoft has decreased the amount of time it takes to roll out a customer-requested update. This has […]

Success Story: Arraya & Microsoft Save Client from DirSync Disaster

Arraya Insights| September 25, 2015

Office 365 and Active Directory are made for each other. Through Directory Synchronization (DirSync or Azure AD Connect), Active Directory can be extended out into the cloud, allowing for easier management of identities across platforms. Customer impressions differ from reality though. Even with a good partner message, some customers forget about the benefits and begin […]

What You Need to Know About Self-Service Password Resets

Arraya Insights| September 17, 2015

How many of the calls to your help desk typically involve end user password resets? 20%? 40%? More? If you took a poll of your Help Desk, the answer would probably be a short and sweet, “Too many.” In our experience, password resets consume a huge chunk of the Help Desk’s time each day. Time […]

Personal email makes for a big business risk

Arraya Insights| September 1, 2015

I’ve been writing a lot on LinkedIn lately about personal email communication. For me, it’s been on the decline and turned into something more functional around my consumer lifecycle. I don’t use it for emailing my friends anymore. Instead, it is just used for bill paying and finding sales for sites I frequent. Something has […]

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What is Advanced Threat Analytics?

Arraya Insights| August 27, 2015

In early August, I happened to be working on some Enterprise Mobility Suite collateral and noticed that the price of it went up about a dollar per user per month. What could account for this change? Well, Advanced Threat Analytics had been added to the Enterprise Mobility Suite. Just to recap, EMS is much more than […]

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Why Enterprises are Thinking Windows 10

Arraya Insights| August 21, 2015

Windows 10 has been touted by Microsoft as the most secure operating system ever. Only time will tell whether or not this will hold true. It is certainly a visually pleasing and robust operating system, as is evident by the 27 million downloads that have happened through August 8th. With a lot of Enterprises skipping […]