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Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care

March 7th, 2019
Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care

Originally posted in the Microsoft Official Blog.

The healthcare industry’s leading minds are getting ready to educate, intrigue, and inspire attendees next week at the HIMSS19 conference—a leading healthcare IT event in the US. We expect to see many innovative ideas and solutions to the most prevalent and persistent challenges in modern health, and we are excited to show new technologies making a real difference in people’s lives and demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to transforming how healthcare is experienced and delivered.

Now is the time to make the shift to Microsoft 365

March 5th, 2019
Now is the time to make the shift to Microsoft 365

Originally posted on the Office 365 Blog

As we shared on January 14, 2019, the end of support for Windows 7 is less than a year away. Many of you are well on your journey to migrate to Window 10 and Office 365, as they provide the most productive, secure, and cost-effective experience for users and IT departments.

Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

March 5th, 2019
Moving your Azure Virtual Machines has never been easier!

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

To meet customer demand, Azure is continuously expanding. We’ve been adding new Azure regions and introducing new capabilities. As a result, customers want to move their existing virtual machines (VMs) to new regions while adopting the latest capabilities.

Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

February 28th, 2019
Protect Azure Virtual Machines using storage spaces direct with Azure Site Recovery

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

Storage spaces direct (S2D) lets you host a guest cluster on Microsoft Azure which is especially useful in scenarios where virtual machines (VMs) are hosting a critical application like SQL, Scale out file server, or SAP ASCS. You can learn more about clustering by reading the article, “Deploying laaS VM Guest Clusters in Microsoft Azure.

How to create a security strategy that actually works

February 27th, 2019
How to create a security strategy that actually works

At Team Venti, a very common request we hear from clients is, “How can Team Venti help me secure our environment by leveraging Microsoft products and services?”  When I hear this, my first question to the client is, “What are you doing about your security environment today?” or “Can you tell me a little more about your current security strategy?”  See, when it comes to security, the first question shouldn’t be, what new product or feature should I implement? I would encourage clients to take a more holistic approach to security.

Securing the future of AI and machine learning at Microsoft

February 22nd, 2019
Securing the future of AI and machine learning at Microsoft

Originally posted on the Microsoft Security Blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are making a big impact on how people work, socialize, and live their lives. As consumption of products and services built around AI and machine learning increases, specialized actions must be undertaken to safeguard not only your customers and their data, but also to protect your AI and algorithms from abuse, trolling, and extraction.

What’s new in Microsoft Teams – February round up

February 22nd, 2019
What’s new in Microsoft Teams – February round up

Originally posted on the Microsoft Teams Blog

We continue to bring new functionality to Microsoft Teams to help people do their best work. New Firstline capabilities empower your workers to be more productive, while new usage reports provide you insights on how people are using Teams in your organization.

Microsoft Teams: Protect against Phishing & Malware

February 20th, 2019
Microsoft Teams: Protect against Phishing & Malware

This article was originally posted on Matt Soseman's Blog at http://aka.ms/MattsBlog.

Pretend for a moment that I am a marketing agency you just hired, and invite me as a guest to a team in Microsoft Teams to collaborate. What happens if that guest's account gets compromised and a bad actor gains access to your team in Microsoft Teams? Your organization is having sensitive conversations there, uploading sensitive files, and if that data were to be publicly disclosed, could do damage to the organization.

Make healthcare more intelligent by putting IoT into action

February 12th, 2019
Make healthcare more intelligent by putting IoT into action

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft Azure blog.

The healthcare industry is poised for massive transformation. With an aging population, chronic diseases, and increased regulations, healthcare costs continue to balloon—along with patient and provider expectations for better outcomes.