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Microsoft Updates Its Servicing Model: Say Goodbye to the SAC and Hello to Azure Stack HCI

Arraya Insights| August 31, 2021

Microsoft recently announced that it will be updating its servicing model starting with Windows Server 2022.   Previously, Microsoft offered two release channels:   Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC)  For the LTSC, a new major version of Windows Server is released every 2-3 years and users are entitled to 5 years of mainstream support and 5 years of extended support. This channel is appropriate for systems that […]

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Why You Need to Patch Your Windows 10, Server Instances ASAP

Arraya Insights| January 27, 2020

Heads up: Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA) just sounded the alarm on a newly-discovered Windows vulnerability, one that has left potentially hundreds of millions of devices open to attack. Designated CVE-2020-0601, it affects certificate validation within devices running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server version 1803. Essentially, attackers […]

An Inside Look at Arraya’s Mini Microsoft Ignite Event

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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6 Reasons Windows Server 2016 Has Hyper-V Fans Excited

Arraya Insights| September 8, 2016

Microsoft’s Ignite conference is fast approaching and with it comes the release of the company’s latest server OS, Windows Server 2016. Between the new security features and the cloud-readiness, there are plenty of reasons for folks in IT to be excited about the impending release. Hyper-V admins in particular have a lot to look forward […]

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Internet Explorer Support and the Question of Modernization

Arraya Insights| December 21, 2015

Ed Bott published an article called “Who’s still using Internet Explorer? And why won’t they upgrade?” I think he skims the surface of the first question, but the second appears to be rhetorical. In case you didn’t hear, all versions of Internet Explorer below 11 will be unsupported starting January 2016. Microsoft announced this two […]

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Mysterious Issue Threatens to Derail Windows Server Upgrade

Arraya Insights| November 5, 2015

It’s not often our Microsoft team gets thrown by an issue they encounter at a customer’s site. When it does happen, no white flags are waved and no hands are thrown in the air. Instead, they embrace the challenge and get right to work learning everything they can about the issue so they can solve […]

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Signs You're a Prime Candidate for Arraya's Managed Services for Virtualization

Halim Chtourou| July 17, 2015

VMware environments don’t always get the same level of attention as, say, their Microsoft counterparts do. Imagine running a Windows Server in your data center that hasn’t been patched or updated since 2012. That kind of prolonged lapse would leave a company incredibly susceptible to security breaches, data loss and more – and it would […]

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Microsoft Ignite 2015 Recap

Arraya Insights| May 20, 2015

Microsoft’s Ignite Conference, which took place May 4-8 in Chicago, had a whopping 23,000 attendees. Over the course of the week, there were over 130 Hands-on Labs and close to 1,000 different sessions. Needless to say, there was a ton of content to review, so many of the sessions have now been published to Microsoft’s […]