Arraya Insights Radio - Ignite of the Living Dead: Recapping Microsoft’s ‘Every Tech Event’

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 31, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 2: Ignite of the Living Dead: Recapping Microsoft’s ‘Every Tech Event’ Host: Thomas York (Director, Quality and Operational Excellence) Guests: Matt Sekol (Director, Microsoft and Cloud Practice) and Jason Kline (Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect) With Microsoft Ignite in the rearview, the Arraya Insights Radio crew recaps the biggest stories coming out […]

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Tech Leaders Band Together Around Microsoft Ignite: 8 Takeaways

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 26, 2017

Microsoft’s Ignite conference bills itself as an “every tech event” and it lived up to that moniker this year. If you made it to Orlando, FL for Ignite last month, you witnessed several key announcements from Microsoft, including a look at what the future holds for its Skype for Business and Teams solutions. However, the […]

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Microsoft Ignite: Demystifying the Future of Skype for Business

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 27, 2017

One of the big announcements from Day 1 of Microsoft Ignite 2017 lost a little steam due to an accidental leak a couple of weeks ago. Some Office 365 admins were greeted with a message  announcing that, in a year, Skype for Business (SfB) Online would be absorbed into Microsoft Teams. The suddenness of the […]

Arraya Insights Radio - Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 25, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 1: Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy Host: Thomas York (Arraya’s Director, Quality and Operational Excellence) Guests: Tom Clerici (Arraya’s Director, Cyber Security) and Matt Sekol (Arraya’s Director, Microsoft and Cloud) In our debut episode, the Arraya Insights Radio crew analyze the latest trends and news stories impacting cyber security, including […]

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Don’t Treat Office 365 Like A Gym Membership

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 18, 2017

Shortly after college, I joined a gym. It wasn’t that I was overweight, it just seemed like something I should do – a healthy lifestyle change. The gym assigned me a personalized coach in the first session to build a quick exercise plan. I took the guidance, but didn’t really get anywhere. After a few […]

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Should Azure Stack Be On Your Radar? 5 Use Cases

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 29, 2017

There are few organizations whose futures will rest entirely in the cloud. Instead, most will undertake migrations on a case-by-case basis, resulting in a hybrid cloud environment. Workloads will be assessed based on individual need and industry regulations then, depending on the findings, they will either be transferred into the cloud or stored in an […]

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Looking at the How and Why of Windows 10 Migrations

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 10, 2017

Drama-free has been a good way to describe the list of the world’s most used operating systems over the last several years. The most recent figures have Windows 7 comfortably in the top spot with just over 49% of the desktop market, according to research conducted by NetMarketShare. This is a position Windows 7 has […]

10 Ways You May Not Be Using Log Analytics (But Should Be)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 19, 2017

Not seeing a problem isn’t the same as not having a problem. Hackers and bad actors have gotten very good at carrying out their crimes without arousing suspicion. As such, malicious activity can go on for months or even longer without drawing attention to itself. By the time someone does notice – or the attackers […]

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Microsoft Inspire Recap: Inspiring the Future of IT

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 14, 2017

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been touting the features and capabilities of Office 365, Azure, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility + Security. Each product has transformed how businesses operate and has contributed to collaboration, security, and innovation. At Microsoft Inspire 2017, the annual Microsoft partner conference, the messaging was clear. While businesses need […]

Shining a Light on Shadow IT and Taking Back Control of the Cloud

Michael Pocock Michael Pocock| July 11, 2017

In the beginning there was the firewall . . . Several years back, organizations did not even think about users signing up for their own applications. This is because each application required access to resources that were beyond their control. Storage, compute, and network configurations were all IT’s domain and so IT needed to be […]