End-of-Support is Near for These Microsoft Tools: What's Next?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 10, 2017

April 11, 2017 and October 10, 2017. For most IT pros, these dates are probably nothing more than a pair of perfectly random Tuesdays. However, there are others in IT who have them circled on their calendars. Maybe even in bright red ink. Can’t-miss birthdays and anniversaries aside, these are the end of support dates […]

Smooth Exchange Online Migrations Start Here: 6 Things to Consider

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 7, 2017

Exchange Online migrations have a clearly defined endpoint: the cloud. Once there, businesses gain access to the inherent ease of use and management that goes with the cloud as well as features such as built-in anti-malware capabilities and data loss protection. If that’s where the journey ends, how does one get there? Over the years, […]

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Microsoft's New Licensing Model: What You Need to Know

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 31, 2017

Right before I was promoted to IT Manager, my manager and CIO tasked me with sorting out a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement. For years, our company had been purchasing licenses as one-offs, but our goal was to be a world-class IT organization. Part of that was consolidating vendors to a list of key strategic partners and one […]

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Attention IT Managers: Answer the Door

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 23, 2017

In my last job, I was an IT Manager responsible for Microsoft and VMware. It was pretty exciting, but mostly because I was working at a semiconductor. We were on the cutting edge of technology in a lot of ways because we were building the technology of the future. Not all IT Managers had a similar experience. IT Managers have been […]

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What to Watch in 2017: Arraya Predicts the Year in Technology

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 9, 2017

Unless you happen to have a crystal ball handy, predicting what’s coming next in the fast-moving world of IT is a tall order. We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have the next best thing: a collection of plugged-in IT experts with diverse skills sets. We decided to tap in to the collective […]

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Recapping 2016: Arraya Looks Back at the Year in IT

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 29, 2016

From the rise of ransomware to the persistence of meddlesome and destructive hackers, the IT world made plenty of headlines in 2016 – and the Arraya Solutions team had front row seats through it all. We decided to ask the members of our technical practice areas and our Managed Services team for their takes on […]

Digital Transformation in 2017

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 28, 2016

I started at Arraya in 2015, finding myself becoming a consultant and leaving IT for the first time in 16 years. In the interview, I asked what the next thing beyond Office 365 was. The context was that, eventually, companies will be moved to Office 365 and that work will dry up. The answer I […]

Don’t Bother Managing Passwords in Azure AD

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 22, 2016

It’s a simple concept, right? You want people to be able to work from anywhere, while securely authenticating them to resources both internal and in the cloud and not storing passwords in a cloud service. You want to do all of that without creating new headaches for IT. It’s a common goal for many organizations, […]

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An Inside Look at Arraya’s Mini Microsoft Ignite Event

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 19, 2016

Recently, Arraya gave folks who were unable to attend Microsoft’s Ignite conference back in September a second chance to immerse themselves in the tech giant’s world. Speakers from both Arraya and Microsoft were on hand at Microsoft’s Malvern, PA offices to showcase Ignite highlights, upcoming releases, and more. This new event, which was billed as […]

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Security Now: Using Azure MFA Server to Protect Existing Resources

Michael Pocock Michael Pocock| November 14, 2016

Lately it has been hard not to notice news about accounts being hacked. The number of major companies that have been hacked has grown extremely long. When an average person hears about hacking, images of people hiding in the shadows with laptops, rapidly typing lines of code and fighting firewalls come to the front of […]

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