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Stuck on Step Zero?

How to Activate Office 365

by Patrick Renzi | 12.30.16

You've taken the plunge and decided to make the switch to Office 365. The first step was, naturally, completing the licensing purchase. Regardless of how you've made this purchase, there may be a few roadblocks sitting in your way. So let's hope the detour signs are there to help navigate you through. Connection is here on your journey to Office 365 to be that signage—brightly declaring to watch out, activation is just ahead! Let's start with the Enterprise Agreement, Microsoft's flagship agreement.

Tags:AzureCloudConnectionEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftOffice 365Office 365 TenantsServer Assessments

What's in a Name?

Enable Your New Secure and Productive Enterprise

by Patrick Renzi | 12.12.16

It's no secret that Microsoft owns the productivity workspace. They have shown time and time again that productivity is about more than just end-user applications. Without a stable, user-friendly interface, adoption of these apps would simply flounder. Never content to simply sit on their laurels, Microsoft began to notice the trends of the last decade. The shift to mobile users demanding the same experience across all devices led them to release per-user subscriptions of Office 365 and then Windows Enterprise. Both give users the same experience across all devices, and, as mobility continues to flourish, Microsoft is pushing to secure those users—leading to the release of the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This bundles the best of their of per-user, device-centric security and leaves no stone unturned. EMS protects the device, the user’s identity, the apps, and the files.

Tags:Connectioncyber threatsEnterprise Cloud Suite ECSEnterprise Mobility SuiteMicrosoftMobile usersOffice 365Secure Productive Enterprise SPESPE E3SPE E5Windows Enterprise

Public vs. Hybrid Cloud: Which One to Choose?

Learn the Benefits of Each Before Making the Move

by Kurt Hildebrand | 12.05.16

The cloud environment is dynamic and highly scalable, and can respond flexibly to your business needs. Public or hybrid cloud? That is the question. To decide which is right for you, you’ll need to weigh the pros and cons of each regarding your business needs.

Tags:CiscoCloud TechnologyData CenterEMCHPHybrid CloudITMicrosoftPrivate CloudSecurityVMware

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Connection® Wins Microsoft Operations Excellence Award

Gold Level Award Showcases Depth of Connection Expertise

by Connection | 12.01.16

Connection, an industry-leading National Technology Solutions Provider of a full range of information (IT) solutions to business, government, and education markets, announced that it has won the Gold Level Excellence in Operations Award for delivering market-leading operational excellence supporting Microsoft technology over the past year.

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Click to Run

Upgrades Are In—Don’t Be Caught Out

by Patrick Renzi | 11.17.16

When you manage IT for a large organization, control is everything. Whether it’s control of data access, device privilege, or the applications running, control isn't something quickly divested, at least not easily. Volume Licensing has been the preferred deployment and procurement method by so many enterprises due to the control it offers to those who manage these enterprises. Enter the new kid on the block: Click to Run.

Tags:Click-2-RunDeploymentEnd of LifeITMicrosoftNetworkOffice 365SoftwareVolume LicenseWave 15Windows 10Windows Server 2016

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