Your Windows Server 2008 End of Life Upgrade Checklist

Your Windows Server 2008 End of Life - Upgrade ChecklistOn January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end all extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2. If your business is already well underway with the migration, great! If not, it’s critical to start as soon as possible. Upgrading your Windows server may not be an easy process: There are a lot of things that you're going to have to consider and plan for in advance. Whether you’re planning to upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2016, or you’re exploring other options, here’s a handy checklist to make sure you’re ready. 

4 Important Lessons from the Windows 7 End of Life

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end its extended support for Windows 7 — and the Windows 7 lifecycle will officially come to an end. Microsoft has already discontinued its mainstream support of the beloved operating system, ceasing active updates and new service packs. But the end of extended support means there will also be no further bug or security updates available: Any newly discovered vulnerabilities will stay vulnerable.

4 Office Goof-Ups Azure Information Protection Could Have Prevented

You may have thought a lot about external threats, but what about internal ones? Your own employees could be your biggest threats, and we aren't talking about double agents or disgruntled former hires. We're talking about, well, basic screw-ups. Negligence by employees remains one of the largest threats to an enterprise. Luckily, Microsoft AIP can help.

3 Ways Azure Information Protection Can Safeguard Your Business' Data

Employees are often an organization's biggest security threat. It makes sense; they work with large volumes of data every day, and it may not always be clear to an employee which data needs to be protected. As information is sent across the network, emailed in attachments, copied and pasted, and uploaded to corporate servers, it may not always be treated with the sensitivity it needs to be.

Understanding an Azure Information Protection Plan: Which Is Right for Your Business?

You already know that your organization can benefit from Microsoft Azure Information Protection – but which plan is right for your business? Microsoft AIP comes with several different features and solutions, depending on the tier of service that you intend on purchasing. To figure out the right solutions for your business, you need to take an in-depth look at the features offered and whether your business needs them. 

Getting Started with Azure Information Protection: What Do You Need to Know?

If you're using Microsoft Azure (or considering a transition), you should also consider the benefits of Microsoft’s Azure Information Protection. An additional safeguard for the purposes of data security, protection, and regulatory compliance, Azure Information Protection can automatically improve upon an organization's data and document management and access controls.

Why Managed IT Service Providers Can Help If You're Already in the Cloud

It can be tempting to think that using cloud services will instantly solve all a business’ woes. However, while robust cloud services try to make their services friendly and intuitive, they’re still vastly complex systems. A managed service provider (MSP) can help reduce and manage the complexity, leaving your business free to focus on the positives. 

Types of Managed IT Services: Which One Fits Your Business?

What exactly is a managed IT service? Just as every company is different, managed IT services vary depending on each company's needs. Here's an overview of the different types of services that managed IT service providers (MSPs) are likely to offer, as well as the types of companies that would benefit from these services most. 

How to Set Up Microsoft Teams Live Events

Connecting to your team has never been easier than with Microsoft Teams — and the new Live Events feature provides a convenient portal through which your organization can host important seminars, meetings, and outreach events.

Cut Costs with the Cloud: How Cloud Computing Benefits a Business of Any Size

When polled, 88% of UK and US users said that their business saved money by turning to the cloud. It's understandable: A cloud deployment makes it possible for an organization to pay only for the virtual resources that it needs, without any of the physical infrastructure it would otherwise have to maintain.