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Whether your organization is a large enterprise, a mid-size concern, or a small start-up, chances are yours could benefit from utilizing the cloud. Let's take a look at three cloud solutions out there right now - and what makes them unique.      

Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications using any language, tool or framework. Why choose Windows Azure?   

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Windows Intune includes both the cloud service for PC management and security and upgrade rights to Windows 7 Enterprise and future versions of Windows. Businesses can manage updates, security, and asset information as well as remotely connect to any PC within their organizations. So what makes Windows Intune unique?     

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Office 365 is a cloud-based subscription offering access to Microsoft Office software and services. Office 365 has a multitude of plans (six as of September, 2013), which gives organizations a lot of flexibility to determine which plan best fits their needs. So why choose Office 365?  

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If your New Year's resolution is to tackle your organization's storage solution, here's a quick overview of three great options:     

/ Last year Microsoft acquired StorSimple, a provider of cloud-integrated storage for Windows and VMware environments. StorSimple automates time-consuming storage processes and transparently uploads data to Windows Azure Storage services.  
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SkyDrive is Microsoft's syncing solution and offers an immediate 25GB of free storage upon signing up. SkyDrive shines at syncing documents created using OneNote and other Microsoft Office products like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
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SkyDrive Pro is different from SkyDrive, which is intended for personal storage separate from your workplace. An integral part of Office 365 or SharePoint Server 2013, SkyDrive Pro is a personal library intended for storing and organizing your work documents.
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Team Nortec
Meet Maybelle Mendoza, Outbound Sales and Marketing Representative and James McAllister, Senior Systems Consultant. Read on to get the inside scoop on what folks are saying about Nortec and why Jim has test anxiety.

Q: Please Explain Your Role with Nortec:


Maybelle: I do outbound sales and marketing, drive attendees to events and webinars, perform customer satisfaction surveys, and call on prospective customers.


James: I wear several hats. I do consulting for Systems Center suite and build the team around the Systems Center suite. Read On >>> 


  1. Cisco, Avaya feel the heat from Microsoft Lync  
  2. What's new in Lync 2013 - Lync  
  3. Whitepaper: Effectively Bridging Lync and Legacy Communication Nodes in a Mixed Environment 
  4. 5 Reasons to Start Working with Windows Azure 
  5. Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Windows Intune 
  6. How Windows Intune 3 can help you manage and secure your PCs ... 
  7. 3 Reasons to Consider Cloud-based Phone Systems 
  8. See how SkyDrive stacks up against Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud 
  9. StorSimple Shoring up Infrastructure Weaknesses with Cloud Storage 

News, Events & More
Nortec Welcomes New Team Members

Daniel Bravo, Senior Systems Consultant, Falls Church

Steven Meehan, Network Administrator, Falls Church

Webinar: Window Azure / Changing the way we think about IT

If you missed the webinar with Nortec's Paul Wismar, an emerging Cloud Technologies expert, you can watch and listen to it now on your own time.  You'll learn about use cases for Windows Azure, the Microsoft Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) philosophy and why you should get started today with your journey to the cloud. Click here>>>

Check Out Our Case Studies

Maybe you're considering a server upgrade, or an Exchange migration.  Or maybe you're looking to virtualize.  Chances are, an organization just like yours has done the same thing - and Nortec has helped them along the way.  Learn how the process went for your peers in one our many case studies. 


Find out why clients, partners and employees have chosen Nortec. 


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