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Conditional Access Explained

Stay On Top of the Latest in Security with Microsoft

by Gina Montgomery | 03.31.17

Recently, we have heard a lot of buzz from our customers around conditional access questions and requirements. We understand that securing access to company resources is vital to every organization. With the explosion of available cloud services and mobile devices, the way in which users access company resources has certainly changed. This requires a new approach to security. 

Tags:Azure Active DirectoryBYODCloud ServersConnectionIntuneMicrosoftMobile devicesSystem Center Configuration Manager SCCM

Microsoft Teams Is Here

A New Chat-Based Workspace

by Gina Montgomery | 03.27.17

On November 2nd, 2016, Microsoft released a brand new chat-based digital workspace called Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams Service is tied together by an intelligent fabric called Office 365 Groups. 

Tags:ConnectionMicrosoftMicrosoft Azure Active DirectoryMicrosoft TeamsOffice 365OneNoteOutlookSecuritySharePoint

The Pulse Of Software Trends

Are You Prepared to Move to Windows 10?

by Rick Sabarese | 02.21.17

If you’re into all things IT like we are, then I’m sure you’re aware that Microsoft is set to end support for Windows 7 in 2020. To stay ahead of the game—and to take advantage of new business and security features—now is the time to start looking into migration to Windows 10. To help get a better idea of how IT decision makers view their migration projects, Connection recently partnered with research firm IDG to ask them about their goals and challenges related to Windows 10.

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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

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