Top 5 Office 365 Security Features

Microsoft Office 365 offers a range of productivity and collaboration benefits for information workers. When managed correctly the Office 365 platform also helps reduce IT department expenses and capital expenses (CAPEX) The service does present a number of security challenges, however. With the right security practices, Office 365 user data, as well as corporate data, [...]

Microsoft Teams — Features and Benefits for Your Business Collaboration

Designed to improve teamwork and boost collaboration, Teams is now used by over 120,000 worldwide. Teams provides a comprehensive, collaborative solution that boosts productivity and efficiency. With a cloud-based architecture, Teams can be accessed anywhere—and is supported on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Office 365 comes in a free version and commercial version, depending on the [...]

Microsoft Updates Teams Members Limit to 5000

Have you heard about the increase in general availability of members in teams. Starting today, all new and existing teams can accommodate up to 5,000 members. That’s double the previous limit of 2,500 members! Larger groups can now collaborate effortlessly in a single team and leaders can connect with a broad audience within their organization. [...]

Top 7 Microsoft Office 365 Features

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Top 7 MS Office 365 Features

Top 7 Microsoft Office 365 Features Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-enabled Office platform, provides a number of valuable utilities for both business and home users. As a subscription service that can be paid either monthly or annually, Office 365 provides tiered services and support depending on the solutions a user needs. Like other versions of the Office, [...]

Microsoft Azure Back after Yesterdays Outage

Microsoft Azure Outage Shows the Good & Bad of Cloud Services Microsoft Azure Services were restored after an outage Tuesday that affected a wide variety of customers. After what Microsoft described as a “Cooling Issue” in their South Central US Data Center, customers began experiencing a loss of services such as Azure AD and Visual [...]

Azure File Sync Now Generally Available for Hybrid File Storage

Call Now for Fast Cache After almost a year in public preview, Azure File Sync is now generally available. Like all good hybrid solutions, Azure File Sync solves both some problems unique to on-premises and to cloud while emphasizing the strengths of both options. Here’s how it works.  Organizations centralize their file storage in Azure’s [...]

Microsoft Q4 Growth, Earnings in Cloud Surpass Expectations

Microsoft Q4 Growth Earnings In Cloud Surpass Expectations

Growing Gains Microsoft recently released their Q4 earnings report, and the results are impressive. Analysts were projecting $29.21 billion in overall revenue but actual results were $30.09 billion, a 17% increase year-over-year. Per share, that shakes out to $1.13, a nickel more than the expected $1.08/share. Most legacy, non-cloud based services increased in growth moderately [...]

Free Whitepaper: Top 5 Methods to Reduce Office 365 License Costs

Top 5 Methods to Reduce Office 365 License Costs

Office 365 licenses are incredibly diverse in both function and price. With a smart license strategy and a few tips, your organization can optimize license usage and minimize costs while simplifying day-to-day license administration.   This whitepaper will illustrate 5 key areas where you can build this critical strategy. You’ll explore how to squeeze the most out [...]

Have Teams and Skype for Business Reached Feature Parity?

Have Teams and Skype for Business Reached Feature Parity?

Inequal to the Task As discussed frequently on this blog, updates to Teams have been pouring in over the last year. Teams will eventually replace Skype for Business, so it was big news at Microsoft’s Inspire partner show when it was announced that the two solutions had achieved feature parity. The claim has raised more [...]

Exchange Web Services Fossilizes, Loses Basic Authentication

Exchange Web Services Fossilizes, Loses Basic Authentication

Exchanged for a Graph –  The word is out. Exchange Web Services (EWS) will receive no more feature updates, though security and “certain non-security” updates will continue going forward. The same applies to EWS’s SDKs for Java and .NET. EWS will remain available and supported in production environments, but the lack of feature updates means [...]