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SmartCloud Notes Faces End of Life – Where to Go Next

Arraya Insights 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 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 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 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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Mapping – and Navigating – Microsoft’s EA Changes

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 21, 2018

When Microsoft first unveiled plans for a series of Office and Windows licensing and price changes, the October 1 go-live date seemed so far away. But now? October is right around the corner and so too is that revamped price structure. Before it hits, organizations should make sure they can answer the following questions. What […]

Cloud Spend Set to Rise, But Who's Guiding the Way?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 19, 2018

Organizations of all sizes are expecting to spend more on the cloud this year than they did in 2017. In fact, just 11% of enterprise-sized participants in RightScale’s 2018 State of the Cloud Report believe their cloud spend will hold steady or decrease while 24% of SMBs make a similar claim. There’s plenty of range regarding exactly […]

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More than Email: Unlocking the Full Value of Office 365

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| March 13, 2018

Businesses seem to be hearing the “call of the cloud” loud and clear if a pair of recent studies concerning Office 365 are any indication. According to research by Barracuda Networks, Inc., 63% of organizations are currently using Office 365, while 49% of those who aren’t yet doing so plan to within the next six months. Meanwhile, […]

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 […]