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It’s Go Time: Microsoft SQL & Windows Server 2008 Support Ends Jan. 14

If you’re running Windows Server 2008 and/or SQL Server r2 2008 don’t pass go, don’t collect $200. Time is up and you need a plan you can implement ASAP. Here’s what you need to do to stay secure. How to Quickly Migrate Away from Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server rR2 2008 Protect your organization,[…]

Leader concept using umbrellas demonstrates Microsoft Defender ATP as network security leader

Why Gartner Says Microsoft Defender ATP Can Strengthen Your Security

Microsoft says it detects 5 billion cyber incidents each month and protects against over 99% of those threats. These robust security capabilities factor into why Gartner placed Microsoft in the Leader quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Access Security End Point Protection (EPP). Keep reading to see what it means for your organization[…]

Defending Your Business’ Galaxy

The Rise of Azure Security, Defending Your Business’ Galaxy

At the beginning of a teaser for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker you hear “we’ve passed on all we know.” We could pass on all our theories and ideas about Star Wars but should probably stick to what we know best: ways you can defend and grow your business using Microsoft Azure services. There[…]

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3 Things We Learned at Microsoft Inspire You Need to Know

We recently attended Microsoft Inspire. The conference is like an IT barometer for businesses, telling stakeholders where Microsoft will be investing money and what technological changes to look out for. These are the 3 key takeaways your business needs to know about. 1. New Microsoft Licensing Options Could Save You Money For years, if businesses[…]

Man thinking about disaster preparedness in a managed modern workplace

5 Ways to Gain Peace of Mind with a Managed Modern Workplace

Data breaches and extreme weather events have at least one thing in common: they’re both happening more and more frequently. Even if you avoid these catastrophic events, any number of little, everyday occurrences can knock your business offline. You need to be prepared with comprehensive solutions like the managed modern workplace. Here are 5 ways[…]

Dial showing business continuity planning and disaster recovery for small businesses.

8 Steps Every Business Must Follow to Plan for Disaster

Coastal communities know to prep their homes for hurricane season and, in the northeast, people stock up on supplies before a winter storm hits. But what about your business? Do you have a plan in place for natural disasters? What about accidents that can happen any day of the week – like a power surge[…]

Microsoft Offers New Flexible Licensing Options

Microsoft Offers New Flexible Licensing Options for Companies

Through its Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) program, Microsoft has introduced an enhanced pay-as-you-go licensing structure that gives businesses even more flexibility in paying only for the software and licenses needed at any given time. While the specifics are nuanced, the shift makes licensing more cost-effective for many organizations. The traditional method of licensing, Enterprtise Agreement[…]

Business collaboration bake-off Microsoft Teams or Slack.

Business Collaboration Tool Bake-off: Microsoft Teams vs. Slack

In a traditional bake-off, judges decide which version of a sweet treat is the best. Since no one brought a box of D.C. Doughnuts and another from Federal Doughnuts for us to compare, we’ll stick with a business collaboration tool bake-off and look at Microsoft Teams vs. Slack. At first glance, the unified communications platforms[…]

Nortec scores 8 Microsoft Gold competencies

How an IT Provider with Microsoft Gold Competencies Benefits Your Business

At the start of the Olympics, athletes in every sport are unified by one goal: going for the gold. The medal (along with silver and bronze) designates those athletes as the best in the world at what they do. Microsoft has a similar system designed to highlight superior partners: Competencies. It requires fewer sessions in[…]

Man using Microsoft Teams as a business communication and collaboration tool.

Anything Your Phone Can Do Microsoft Teams Can Do Better

Before mobile devices allowed us to answer calls anywhere, we relied on home phones and answering machines. The flexibility and quality offered by cell phones led many people to ditch traditional home phone systems, but office phones remained largely unaffected. Phone services through Microsoft Teams could change that. The calling feature in Microsoft Teams turns[…]

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