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Microsoft Partners: Time for Skype for Business…Now Automate It

Many people have been using Lync, perhaps for years, in their organization. This solution has allowed companies to truly instill unified communications within their structure, and the application itself has gone through many iterations (some would say ups and downs) before becoming a truly enterprise solution. Today that is even more true as we witness the move from Lync to…

How does Lync support external communications?

Skype has long been a favorite way for people around the world to have conversations with their family and friends.  Over the last ten years Microsoft has been unifying and integrating the various tools that business enterprises use for internal communications.  In November 2014 Microsoft announced that Skype is being merged with Lync and the new product will be called…

Smoothing over a cloud provider breakup for a critical application

Blogging in TechTarget.com, Senior Technology Editor Stephen J. Bigelow points out that “Even when a mission-critical workload is successfully migrated to a well-suited public cloud provider, there is no guarantee the relationship between you and a cloud provider will be permanent.”  He continues to point out the many reasons that might precipitate the immediate need to move critical applications to…

Decide the best approach to migrate to O365

  The following article by Exchange MVP Steve Goodman discusses how complex Active Directory environments fit in with Office 365.  While some easy migrations are still taking place, Office 365 is now being adopted by an increasing number of organizations with multi-forest AD and Exchange environments.  Arganteal’s SaaS automates much of this deployment process, often reducing the deployment project time…

Startups find the public cloud value sweet spot

Startup companies often find public clouds ideal for running the applications key to their business.  While technology-based startups are often the fastest to adopt public clouds, they may grow so rapidly they are looking for hybrid or private cloud solutions sooner than slow growth companies.  All young companies need to avoid lock-in so they can easily move their applications off…

Back of Napkin Assessment

Sometimes a quick “Back of Napkin Assessment” helps to clarify the really important issues to focus on when making cloud deployment decisions.  Marten Hauville summarizes these in a section of his Enterprise Cloud blog.  Just think how desirable it would be for your enterprise to be able to choose any one of these alternatives and even move between them economically…