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Software News

The latest software news and solutions to help you assess, plan, and implement your IT projects. From articles on new or upgraded software, including operating systems and virtualization, to procurement and integration issues, such as licensing options, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Software News.


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

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

Software Trends Survey

The Pulse of IT:

Software trends to watch out for in 2016

by Rick Sabarese | 04.12.16

We recently partnered with the world's leading IT research company IDG and asked IT decision makers three questions about the latest software trends and challenges. What did your peers have to say? Their answers may surprise you.

Tags:IDGITSoftwareSoftware Upgrade

Microsoft Exchange Upgrade

How to Make a Smooth Microsoft Exchange Transition

What You Need to Consider before Upgrading

by Rick Sabarese | 04.04.16

With better integration in the Microsoft environment and an increase on storage, the reasons to implement the latest version of Exchange 2013 are plentiful.  The latest version of Exchange offers data security, compliance, eDiscovery, mobile and BYOD devices use, and IT management.

Tags:BYODMicrosoft ExchangeMicrosoft Office 365MobilitySecurity

Microsoft Software A Time to Deploy and a Time to Migrate

Develop the Right Strategy before You Dive In

by Jeff Stork | 03.25.16

Make sure strategy—not panic—is driving your migration. There is no better time to upgrade your Microsoft environment than today. The decision is easy, but executing can be a challenge.  By keeping business strategy at the top of your objectives, you can assure best chance of best outcomes. 

Tags:MicrosoftMigration

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