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Cloud Computing

Cloud Storage and Disaster Recovery

The Dynamic Duo of IT

by Kevin O'Connor | 05.16.16

It may look like everyone is adopting cloud technology. However, IDG Research shows that over half of IT leaders (56%) say they are still identifying IT operations that are candidates for a move to the cloud. Connection is seeing more movement to cloud storage and disaster recovery (DR), because they provide immediate benefits and relief to both the IT environment and staff. Check out some of these statistics.

Tags:Amazon Web ServicesCloudCloud StorageCloud TechnologyConnectionDisaster RecoveryGoogle ChromeIDGIDG ResearchITMicrosoftPublic CloudSMB

Office 365

Office 365 Licensing and You

Upgrading Doesn’t Have to Be an Ordeal

by Dan Ortiz | 04.28.16

Over the past year Microsoft has been working with their customers to adopt the Office 365 brand. The first thing that customers contend with is determining whether or not the move makes sense and which of the many plans available would provide the most value to their company. This is no easy task as there are multiple points of consideration that should not be overlooked. But assisting our customers is one of the things Connection does best. And we’re here to guide you through this change by finding new ways to approach this paradigm shift.

Tags:ConnectionEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftOffice 365

SQL

Free SQL Server 2016 Licenses!

Sort Of—Get the Full Story

by Jared Bisbano | 04.21.16

As part of the SQL Server 2016 launch event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a commercial database promotion that provides customers with free licenses if you are running a competitor’s platform (Oracle, Sybase, SAP Hana). The offer ends on June 30, 2016; however, free is never free. In order to qualify, there is a laundry list of criteria that a company must meet in order to get these licenses. Read on to learn what you can do to qualify for these licenses.

Tags:EnterpriseEnterprise AgreementMicrosoftServersSoftware AssuranceSQLSQL ServerSQL Server 2016

Roaming Rights, Windows VDA, and You

Key Changes to Virtual Desktop Access Licensing

by Melissa Curtis | 04.19.16

For years now, Microsoft has offered virtual desktop access (VDA) through Software Assurance. Soon, this feature will no longer be available.

If you’re like me, sometimes it feels as if life revolves around Microsoft licensing. I love digging into the details—and one thing that I was slightly surprised to see in Microsoft’s product terms was that roaming rights were retired for Windows Enterprise and Windows VDA. You may ask, “What does this mean?” Well, it means that you may have to change the way that you license your environment.

Tags:CloudMicrosoftSoftware AssuranceVirtual Desktop AccessWindows Server Enterprise

End User Computing (EUC) Diagram

Unite Your Organization with EUC

Your End Users Are Important Too!

by Tony Dancona | 04.06.16

Today I want to talk to you about your user base. You know, your employees, coworkers, bosses—basically everyone who sits in front of a keyboard at your business. Without them, not a lot would get done. After all, those reports aren’t going to type themselves!

Tags:EUCITMicrosoftServersSwitchingVDI

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