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Windows 11 Launch Date Announced: What to Expect & Our Top 3 Tips to Prepare

Arraya Insights| September 2, 2021

The wait is almost over. It’s been announced that the free Windows 11 upgrade will officially launch on October 5, 2021. This update has been six years in the making as Windows 10 debuted back in the summer of 2015. As many PC users rely on virtual connection more than ever before, Microsoft expressed that Windows 11 will “empower productivity and inspire creativity” for users.    With the launch date only […]

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Windows 11: Everything You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| July 23, 2021

For PC users, a Windows update may mean new and exciting features to look forward to, while others may dread the unknowns of change. Reported to be available as early as October 2021 and into 2022, Windows 11 will bring a new, serene look that’s meant to simplify your desktop space and help users optimize […]

Microsoft Debuts New Features (and Ways to Save) on Windows Virtual Desktop

Arraya Insights| February 25, 2021

Microsoft kicked off 2021 with a master class session on a topic that has grown near and dear to many IT pros’ hearts over the last twelve months or so: Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD). Primarily a chance for admins to learn how to better deploy and manage virtual desktops and apps directly from Microsoft’s experts, […]

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Ask A Tech: Should You Be Using Microsoft Quick Assist?

Arraya Insights| June 15, 2020

One of the many operational challenges resulting from our current normal is the fact that, even though technology has never been more important to our daily routines, support for that technology has never been farther away. Right now, if something were to go wrong with a user’s machine or mission critical application, help wouldn’t be […]

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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 […]

5 Tips for Your ‘What Comes After Windows 7 End of Support?’ Conversation

Arraya Insights| March 21, 2019

January 14, 2020 is either the day that Windows 7 goes end of support or it’s just another Tuesday. If your organization isn’t in that second camp yet, you are far from alone. A recent survey from Computer Weekly and TechTarget found just over half of IT pros (52%) see upgrading Windows as their top […]

3 Things You Should Know Before Deploying Windows 10 On Your Own

Arraya Insights| April 5, 2018

While certainly worthwhile, the journey to Windows 10 can be daunting. We touched on this topic in a blog post we ran last year, entitled “Don’t have 6-9 months to prep for Windows 10? Don’t worry.” In the post, we cited a recommendation from research firm Gartner that businesses should invest anywhere from, as the […]

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Looking at the How and Why of Windows 10 Migrations

Arraya Insights| August 10, 2017

Drama-free has been a good way to describe the list of the world’s most used operating systems over the last several years. The most recent figures have Windows 7 comfortably in the top spot with just over 49% of the desktop market, according to research conducted by NetMarketShare. This is a position Windows 7 has […]

The Stigma of Patching Lowers Innovation

Arraya Insights| June 29, 2017

IT has had a long and sordid history with patching. From servers to desktops, Windows to Linux, it is the fear and bane of the IT administrator’s existence. A delicate balance has been struck between the risk of not patching and using third party tools to address security issues, but as the recent WannaCry and […]

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Arraya Protects Managed Services Customers from WannaCry

Thomas York| June 2, 2017

A fair amount of digital ink has been spent recounting the ransomware attack known as WannaCry and its effects on the global market.  Ransomware attacks are nothing new; revenues obtained from these attacks exceed 1 billion annually, with previous examples such as 2015’s CryptoWall earning $325 million alone.  What is new is IT’s acknowledgement of […]