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Expert Q&A: When Should You Move to SharePoint Online?

Arraya Insights| April 29, 2022

In this Expert Q&A, Chris Bovasso, Arraya’s Director, Application Services, and Mike Wishnefsky, Solutions Engineer, discuss when organizations should consider moving to SharePoint Online. In addition, they outline the top reasons to move SharePoint to the cloud, the benefits of doing so, and highlight what users can achieve through integrations and customizations with the online […]

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Change is Coming to Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience: Here’s How it Could Affect You

Arraya Insights| February 28, 2022

Microsoft’s New Commerce Experience (NCE) is a multi-stage, multi-year transformational journey to deliver a simplified engagement experience.  The goal of the NCE is to make it easier to transact with Microsoft and drive cloud adoption for businesses. The Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program is the primary foundation for the NCE.   While the NCE was initially […]

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365 Defender: An Overview of the 4 Pillars of Microsoft’s Security Suite

Arraya Insights| February 4, 2022

In March 2021, Microsoft announced that their endpoint, email, and collaboration security capabilities would be integrated into one, unified experience known as Microsoft 365 Defender. This became generally available in April 2021, allowing security teams to manage previously distinct portals (which will eventually be phased out) into a single, consolidated portal.   As a part of […]

Harness the Power of Microsoft Teams: How to Take Advantage of All That Teams Offers

Arraya Insights| January 25, 2022

Microsoft Teams has become the platform of choice throughout the pandemic based on the global need for remote collaboration. In 2021, Teams reached a staggering 250 million active monthly users. However, many businesses and organizations are only tapping the surface of what Teams can do for them. In this blog, we’ll break down the Teams […]

Microsoft to Increase Office 365 Commercial Pricing in 2022

Arraya Insights| December 2, 2021

When remote work became the norm in 2020, the need for remote collaboration capabilities became more important than ever. Many employees and organizations are now moving forward with a remote or hybrid workforce and don’t plan to look back. Throughout this process, Microsoft continuously reinvested in their products to bring new innovations to users, further enhancing our remote work and collaboration capabilities.    For the first time in 10 years, […]

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4 Things Organizations Get Wrong About Office 365 Licensing

Arraya Insights| September 3, 2020

The more the merrier can be said of a lot of things, but Office 365 licenses aren’t necessarily one of them. Yet, that’s exactly how many organizations, intentionally or not, seem to be approaching the subject. The result of this is a license portfolio that is frequently, radically out of step with organizational need as […]

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SmartCloud Notes Faces End of Life – Where to Go Next

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| 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 […]

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

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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Step-By-Step: Bring Incoming Email to Your SharePoint Online Instance

Arraya Insights| April 11, 2019

SharePoint Online can go a long way toward boosting organizational efficiency – however not all of its most helpful features are configured out of box. Some may not even appear to exist at all. The latter is true of one of SharePoint on-prem’s more-popular capabilities: incoming email. While this time and headache-saving ability doesn’t exist […]

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