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iOS Update Alert

September 21, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION: September 21,2017 iOS Update Alert
Apple’s latest software OS for iPhone / iPad - iOS 11 - is not currently compatible with, Office 365, or Exchange Server 2016.

For your information and awareness
Link to: Outlook for iOS - Instructions

The built-in Mail app in iOS 11 is currently incompatible with, Office 365, and Exchange 2016. You may encounter errors when trying to connect to your mail servers, send mail, or reply to mail.

This also impacts Calendars and Contacts.

Microsoft and Apple are working to resolve this issue.; see the following articles for reference:

If you have not updated to iOS 11, please wait until this issue is resolved before updating.

If you have already updated to iOS 11, then you most likely cannot send new mail or reply to mail.

In order to make mail work, you will either need to wait for an update from Apple, or can install and set up Outlook for iOS client from the App Store.

Outlook for iOS supports multiple email services, including, Office 365, and Exchange Server 2016. Instructions are attached to configure the application.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 703-448-0660.

NORTEC NEWS: September 2017

September 13, 2017

Top Takeaways From the Microsoft Inspire Conference 2017

August 16, 2017

(formerly World Wide Partner Conference)

Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s largest partner conference, was held July 9-13 in Washington, DC, and  Nortec’s COO and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing George Hammerschmidt was there, and gives us his top takeaways from the event.

“It was very clear that Microsoft is going for an all-out push on digital transformation, cloud infrastructure, SaaS and AI,” said Hammerschmidt.

Indeed, Microsoft is again doubling down on the cloud – and they’re winning, with Azure taking market share from Google and Amazon.  “This success is great for users because Microsoft will continue to improve and enhance Azure with even more functionality and services,” said Hammerschmidt.

Microsoft unveiled a new offering Microsoft 365 at Inspire that brings together Office 365, Windows 10 and Enterprise Mobility and Security. There are two versions – Microsoft365 Enterprise for large organizations and Microsoft 365 Business for small and mid-sized businesses.  “So instead of having to buy three separate solutions, customers can get everything they need for the modern workplace and empower employees in the Digital Transformation era,” said Hammerschmidt. “It’s cheaper, easier, and makes licensing much simpler as well.”

“We’re excited and ready to help customers leverage the developments coming out of Inspire,” said Hammerschmidt.  Nortec offers customers expertise throughout the entire cloud continuum – from secure managed endpoints and email, to secure managed servers and cloud data centers.  The entire stack is covered.

As an example Nortec incorporates multiple services for secure managed endpoints, such as  multifactor authentication, OneDrive and  and Skykick backup for email.  Similarly Microsoft’s Operations  Management Suite services enhance Nortec’s secure managed server  offerings, which can be scaled to support the  entire managed cloud datacenter – from networking, PaaS, to recovery and backup.  “We’re able to scale pricing by user count, as well as offer solutions that are tailored to each organization’s specific needs,” said Hammerschmidt.

“There were key points of focus at Inspire that really resonated with us at Nortec, because we share that focus: modern workplaces that improve employee empowerment, business applications and infrastructure that optimize operations, and new ways to leverage data and AI,” said Hammerschmidt.  “We look forward to delivering on these key pillars for our customers to help make them more successful.”

Nortec Communications, Inc. Named 2017 US SMB Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) East Region Partner of the Year

July 27, 2017

Falls Church, VA — July 27, 2017 — Nortec Communications, Inc., a premier cloud provider and Infrastructure leader, today announced it has been named 2017 US SMB Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) East Region Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Group. The award recognizes the US SMB partner that has demonstrated key competitive Microsoft Enterprise Mobility & Security (EMS) wins achieved in East Region. Members of the US SMB Partner Program have shown dedication to arming the small business community with the right technology and services they need to be successful.

 “We are honored that Microsoft selected Nortec out of all their thousands of East Region Partners!  This award is a Microsoft endorsement of our commitment and execution of Mobility and Security Solutions and Microsoft’s overall cloud strategy,” said Andrew Grose, President and CEO, Nortec Communications, Inc.

Nortec Communications along with winners in six other categories were recognized during the Microsoft US SMB Partner Award Reception in Washington, D.C. on July 10, 2017.

The Microsoft Partner Network is designed to equip organizations that deliver products and services through the Microsoft platform with the training, resources and support they need to provide their customers superior experience and outcomes.  Microsoft’s US SMB Partner Program is an exclusive program designed for partners who have a proven track record of delivering Microsoft solutions to businesses in the U.S. small and medium business (SMB) segment and have committed to advancing their cloud business practice. As a member of the SMB Partner Program, partners can further their Cloud growth by utilizing the benefits obtained through their program status.

Nortec is a premier Systems Integrator and Infrastructure leader. Our solutions are both cloud based and on-premise in the areas of Unified Communications, Messaging, Management, Storage, Security and Virtualization. We are committed to earning the trust of our clients by delivering excellence throughout the entire project lifecycle. We are the winner of several prestigious vendor awards from companies such as Microsoft and ShoreTel. Nortec is a privately held corporation advising organizations since 1991.


For more information: Nortec Communications, Inc. / 866-531-1990 /


Association’s Server Fails: Cloud Recovery Resumes Operations In Record Time

June 13, 2017

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