Category: Technology

Windows 7

Windows 7 is Going End of Life in January 2020 – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Windows 7 operating system will reach its “end of life” with Microsoft on January 14, 2020. This means Microsoft will no longer be pushing security updates to machines using the Windows 7 operating system, and that’s a pretty big risk. While this creates a challenge for many organizations, there are options to make your upgrade and replacement path easier.

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Video Computer

Stream Your Way to a Better Workplace with O365

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With most O365 licenses, your company has rights to a huge amount of storage for video in a streaming playback feature called Stream. O365 Stream gives your company the opportunity to build and securely manage your own private video platform.

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Microsoft O365 vs. On-Premise

Microsoft Exchange: O365 vs. On-Premise

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So what’s better in the case of Microsoft O365 vs. on-premise? There are benefits to each depending on your business and what you’re looking for, but it’s a decision that requires some heavy consideration and a lot of research.

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It’s Time to Move from Skype for Business to Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams (Teams) has come a long way since my January 2018 blog “Skype for Business to Morph Into Teams” and can now be considered a full-featured collaboration tool that can replace Skype for Business (SFB). In this update, I’ll share a little about ADNET’s internal experience making the move from SFB to Teams, and what that means for our clients and other businesses facing the same transition.

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Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Comparing Cloud Services: Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services

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If you’re considering lifting your servers and applications to the cloud, one of the toughest decisions to make is which platform to use.  Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) are two of the biggest players in the market and they both have the required elements to effectively and securely host virtually any organization’s servers and applications in the cloud. So, how do you choose between them? Well, like with all things IT, it depends.

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Datacenter and Cloud Infrastructure

Microsoft Extends Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 with Azure Migration

 |   |  Security, Technology

If you are currently using SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2, it’s time to start planning for an upgrade, as support for both will be ending in 2019/ 2020. Using these products without purchasing extended security updates puts your organization at significant risk to security vulnerabilities. Learn how Azure can help.

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7 Top Questions to Consider Before You Migrate Data to the Cloud

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The cloud was once about being able to access things like email or applications from anywhere, but now it’s a much bigger opportunity. There are definitive perks to moving your data to the cloud, but nothing is a one-size-fits-all solution. So, where do you start? Here are the 7 most important questions you should consider when evaluating a move to the Cloud.

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ADNET Technologies Team at Microsoft Inspire 2018

The 3 Most Important Considerations of your IT Strategy, and how Microsoft Azure Can Check the Boxes

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Never before have the steps to go to a cloud environment been easier, more affordable or safer than they are now. Putting your money into a new system, or refreshing an existing system must include a fair assessment of what the cloud can bring because with very few exceptions, it checks all three of those boxes.

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What is Microsoft Azure?

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If you’re wondering if you should move your data to Microsoft Azure, you may be looking for a simple answer to the question “What is Microsoft Azure?” Cloud computing in general is a broad concept and cloud companies have historically done a terrible job explaining what their services do. Here’s what you need to know before you make an investment in the cloud.

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