News and Articles

Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

January 4th, 2017

This article was originally posted on the Azure Blog by Alice Rison Senior Director, Microsoft Azure and can be found HERE

We’re excited and proud to announce that Microsoft Azure is one of the first hyper-scale cloud computing platforms to become HITRUST CSF Certified.

Volvo’s new Skype for Business app will make you a more productive driver

January 4th, 2017

For Volvo drivers, being on the road will no longer be an excuse to miss a work meeting. Through a new deal with Microsoft, Volvo has plans to add the Skype for Business app to its new S90, V90 and XC90 models.

Volvo will be the first automaker to implement the tool, which is already used by millions, into its vehicles.

General Availability: Larger Block Blobs in Azure Storage

January 3rd, 2017

Azure Blob Storage is a massively scalable object storage solution capable of storing and serving tens to hundreds of petabytes of data per customer across a diverse set of data types including media, documents, log files, scientific data and much more.

Flashback 2016 – Highlights from Azure SQL Data Warehouse

January 3rd, 2017

Earlier this year Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, offering a SQL-based fully managed, petabyte-scale cloud solution for data warehousing. SQL Data Warehouse is highly elastic, enabling you to provision in minutes and scale capacity in seconds.

Azure Site Recovery now supports Windows Server 2016

January 3rd, 2017

On September 26, 2016, at the Ignite conference in Atlanta, Microsoft launched the newest release of the server operating system - Windows Server 2016. It is a cloud-ready OS that can be used to run traditional applications and datacenter infrastructure, and at the same time, delivers innovation to help customers transition workloads, to a more secure, efficient and agile cloud model.

What’s new in Office 365 administration—December update

December 30th, 2016

Recent updates to the Office 365 admin experience include a new OneDrive for Business admin center, new settings to manage Microsoft Teams and GigJam, and improvements to the new Service health dashboard. In November and December, our efforts focused on enabling admins to manage new workloads and improving the monitoring and the OneDrive administration experience.

Threat Intelligence for Office 365

December 29th, 2016

There was a time when Office was just that, Office.  A tool you used to write a letter and send emails and to secure this you needed Antivirus, and the worst thing a virus did was replicate and remove and rename files.

Today the landscape is a little different and office is so much more but there are still two main places where a user can pick up a virus.

Can Office 365 offer more security than on-premises services?

December 29th, 2016

This article was originally posted on the Office 365 Blog by Brandon Koeller, principal program manager for the Office security and compliance team

It seems logical to think that data you stored in a privately controlled datacenter is safer than data in the cloud.

December Customer Spotlight – Tanknology

December 15th, 2016

Each month in our Newsletter Team Venti will be spotlighting one of our clients. This month's client is Tanknology, from Austin, TX.

We asked Jeff Brachter, IT Administrator, a few questions to better understand who they are and what they do.

Who are you and what does your organization do? "I am the IT Administrator for Tanknology Inc.

Anywhere365 gives you an unfair advantage

December 13th, 2016

Is Anywhere365 the best contact center platform for Skype for Business?

This article is for organizations evaluating call center solutions for Skype for Business UC.

Warning: This article is 100% biased.