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Cortana Calendar Help

March 14th, 2017
Cortana Calendar Help

Is this the future?
I recently signed up to preview of Cortana Calendar help and today finally got accepted into the public preview.

I have had this one day and i think it will be my most used tool Ever! I know this is a strong statement but i took all the hard work out of scheduling a meeting.

SQL Server on Azure VM

March 9th, 2017
SQL Server on Azure VM

Learn the value of running SQL Server workloads on Azure Virtual Machines to meet the modern demands of your business.

 

Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, to be generally available March 14

March 8th, 2017
Microsoft’s Slack competitor, Teams, to be generally available March 14

Mary Jo Foley, on her "All About Microsoft" column today reported the upcoming availability of Teams:

Microsoft is holding an online event at 8:30 am PT/11:30 am ET on that day to coincide with the launch.

Microsoft describes Teams as "the chat-based workspace in Office 365."

Microsoft made a public preview of Teams available in early November.

Office 365 Update for March 2017

March 7th, 2017
Office 365 Update for March 2017

Welcome to the March 2017 Office 365 Update.

Here is this month's agenda:
MyAnalytics [00:34]
Power BI [02:08]
Outlook Mobile Add-Ins [03:35]
Office 365 Administration [05:05]
Advanced Threat Protection [06:14]
Security and Compliance [07:49]
Podcast Availability [09:38]

 

eBay makes a bid for flexibility in the workplace using Office 365

February 27th, 2017
eBay makes a bid for flexibility in the workplace using Office 365

This post was published by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president at Microsoft on the Office Blog site:

eBay joined the Office 365 family of enterprise customers a few years ago, and I’m excited that the groundbreaking online retailer is now looking to take the next step toward advanced productivity by investing in Office 365 E5 for communication and analytics.

Spotlight – EM+S 101 with Sergey Tsygalnitsky

February 27th, 2017
Spotlight – EM+S 101 with Sergey Tsygalnitsky

Welcome to the Team Venti Spotlight, a podcast/webinar style interview with prominent peers in our industry.  We welcome topic requests via our Contact Us form with the subject of "Spotlight".
EM+S

This month we dive into EM+S (Microsoft Enterprise Mobility and Security) and have a conversation with Sergey Tsgalnitsky about this offering and why it should be on everyone's IT roadmap.

February Customer Spotlight – Foodland Stores

February 27th, 2017
February Customer Spotlight – Foodland Stores

Foodland Super Market, Ltd. is Hawaii's largest, locally owned, and operated grocery retailer.  This month we interview Bryan Cooper, Director of IT.

Who are you and what does your organization do?

My name is Bryan Cooper and I’m the Director of IT – Network & Data Center Operations for the Sullivan Family of Companies in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

February 27th, 2017
Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics

Microsoft's intelligent technology analyzes entity behavior, helping you better identify advanced threats. Setup is simple, and our intuitive attack timeline lets you see exactly what happened and when. Red flags are raised only when needed. Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics helps you reduce the noise and focus on what's important: protecting your company.

Safeguarding your cloud resources with Azure security services

February 22nd, 2017

This article was originally posted on the Azure Blog by Julia White Corporate Vice President and can be found HERE 

While cloud security continues to be a top concern, we recently shared insights from a survey that show overall concern has dropped significantly since 2015. We’re now at a stage where half of organizations contend the cloud is more secure than their on-premises infrastructure.