How the GA Government Built Resiliency Into the Workplace with Microsoft

The Georgia Office of the State Treasurer (OST) manages the state’s cash and investments. OST receives revenue collections from the Georgia Department of Revenue and other sources, invests that revenue to generate earnings for the benefit of Georgia’s 10 million citizens, and helps ensure the state’s agencies have the cash they need to support the…

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Security and Compliance Controls in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Teams

In this new norm of working remotely, safeguarding your business-critical data is super important. Microsoft understands this and continues to add features and functionality to support security and compliance needs for all customers. Current and upcoming features tackle several key areas of concern: Users (Internal & External) related security controls, including MFA (Multi-factor-authentication) for Users,…

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Announcing Project and Roadmap Apps for Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has announced the release of the Project and Roadmap apps in Microsoft Teams. Connecting directly to Project from within Teams has been one of the major requests from Project users, and these apps will make it easy to manage, track, and collaborate on all aspects of a team’s project in one place. This brings…

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The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

According to Forrester, Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance has the best ROI, with a migration payback in six months or less and a potential 212% ROI over three years. Additionally, Azure’s intelligent database offers dynamic scalability that enables your database to transparently respond to rapidly changing requirements, and you pay only for the resources…

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Scheduler Office 365

Meet Scheduler for Office 365

With Scheduler for Office 365, you can easily hand off the back-and-forth—often required to schedule a meeting—to your virtual assistant, Cortana. SImply include Cortana in your email to recipients, then let your “assistant” know what you need in the body of the email—including duration, location, or timing of the meeting. You can also ask Cortana…

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Using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) with Yammer Groups API

Starting December 1 2020, Yammer Groups API endpoints will only support the usage of Azure Active Directory (AAD) tokens. Yammer Groups API endpoints will no longer support the usage of Yammer OAuth tokens. Microsoft recommends that customers and partners transition to using Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) and AAD tokens with the Yammer API. Once this change goes into…

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Veeam Data Protection Trends Report

Data Protection Trends Report 2020

Our partner, Veeam, recently published its Data Protection Trends Report for 2020. They surveyed over 1,500 business and IT leaders on their data management challenges and successes, from data protection to staffing challenges to business continuity concerns and costs. They found that: 73% of companies are unable to meet demands for uninterrupted workload access 44%…

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Microsoft New Employee Onboarding Hub

Microsoft New Employee Onboarding (NEO) Hub

Planning, implementing, and managing an onboarding experience for new employees is time-consuming and challenging. For many organizations, it’s difficult to efficiently onboard new employees into the complexity of an organization’s structure, people, processes, and culture. And for new employees, the onboarding experience is often exciting, but can also be stressful, overwhelming, and inconsistent. To help…

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Microsoft Intelligent Intranet

Transform Employee Communications With The Intelligent Intranet

With so many companies adopting a culture of a remote workplace this year, it’s more important than ever to ensure that your employees are empowered to work effectively with a modern intranet. This includes enabling communication between those working from home, those working out in the field, and their managers and colleagues. If you’ve been…

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Veeam CIO Cloud Data Management

CIO Cloud Data Management Initiatives

CIOs from companies of all sizes and business endeavors have been charged with the same top priorities for years, covering both business and technology initiatives. Included in these top priorities are cost containment/optimization and growing the business, as well as digital transformation and cybersecurity. While our partner, Veeam is a backup company at its core,…

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