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 […]

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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Exchange 2007 Nears End of Life: What Comes Next?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 2, 2016

Five short months are all that remain until Exchange Server 2007 goes end of life. As the April 11, 2017 expiration date for Exchange extended support nears, businesses still using it face a fork in the road. They can assume the risks of using outdated and unsupported technology and press on with Exchange 2007 (not […]

Don't Leave Securing Email to End Users

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 19, 2016

Regardless of who you vote for on November 8th, one occurrence in the campaign has shaken every email administrator to their core, namely the WikiLeaks dump of John Podesta’s emails. While  the details of how the hack occurred are scarce, clearly Podesta’s entire mailbox was accessed and subsequently dumped. The only detail known is that […]

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3 Overlooked Microsoft Tools That Can Better Secure Emails

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 17, 2016

Experts estimate that 2.4 million emails were sent every second last year. Take that figure and stretch it across an eight-hour workday and that comes to roughly 69 billion emails between the hours of 9-5 each day. That is a lot of email. Each one of those 69 billion messages isn’t just an opportunity for […]

Highlights from Microsoft Ignite Day 1

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 26, 2016

Microsoft’s Ignite conference got underway earlier this morning and it didn’t take long for the updates to start flying in. Couldn’t make it to Atlanta to experience Ignite for yourself? Don’t worry. A few members of Arraya’s Microsoft Practice are in attendance and we’ll be posting updates right here all week to keep you in […]

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How Has Your IT Environment Changed in 8 Years? (A Case Study)

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 22, 2016

How has your company’s thought process around IT changed during the last eight years? Considering the speed at which technology moves, that’s basically a lifetime or more. As a business’ technological vision changes, so too can the partners it relies on to help execute that vision. Building long-term relationships, while beneficial, can be tough – […]

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Azure AD Connect Update Saves Time, Errors During Account Maintenance

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 18, 2016

A move to Microsoft’s Office 365 is supposed to make IT’s workload easier to manage – and that’s usually exactly what it does. However, there was one inefficiency the cloud solution was previously unable to correct. As soon as Microsoft released a pair of new features in Azure AD Connect that seemed to address this, […]

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The Power of Partnership: Lessons Learned as a Newbie at Microsoft’s WPC 2016

Erin Steinmetz Erin Steinmetz| July 20, 2016

I was lucky enough to attend Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference for the first time last week in Toronto. I went into the week with all of my sessions and meetings planned out – ready to see, do and absorb as much as possible during the four-day span. I was expecting days filled with product and […]

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Looming Blackberry End of Support Has Office 365 Implications

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 29, 2016

Back in the early 2000s, I had just been promoted to my first Enterprise level job. The position was managing email for a national energy company, part of which included energy trading. Business was booming and the traders pushed the technology envelope at the company. We were one of the first companies to adopt RIM’s […]

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