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Keep Your Finger on the Pulse of Software Trends

See what the latest stats reveal

by Rick Sabarese | 05.27.16

Connection recently partnered with industry-leading technology research organization IDG to learn more about today’s top software trends and challenges. The responses we received help illustrate today’s emerging software trends. For example, did you know that half of our respondents are planning to move existing workloads to the cloud; and 30% report they will do so by the end of 2016? Additionally, of those IT decision makers polled, the majority plan to investigate Microsoft Azure as a potential cloud platform.

Tags:CloudConnectionConnectionMicrosoft AzureSoftware

 Cloud Computing

Moving to the Cloud?

The Platform You Might Not Have Considered

by Patrick Renzi | 05.26.16

If you looked out of the window today, you’d probably see a large assortment of clouds. Clouds of all different types, shapes, and sizes. There are cirrus clouds, cumulus clouds, public clouds, and hybrid clouds; but do you see your cloud? Is it light, fast moving, and flexible? Is it dark, erratic, and unpredictable? Chances are you don’t know yet, and there is nothing wrong with this sentiment. You manage IT in a very real business, with very real concerns. But with the proper plan in place, you can ensure that utilizing the hyper scalability, flexibility, and efficiency of Microsoft’s Cloud Platform will be as smooth a transition as it can be.

Tags:AzureAzure Remote AppMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft CloudMicrosoft Office 365Mission-criticalPlatform as a ServicePublic CloudSaaS

Microsoft Outlook

Max Out Outlook

Exchange Server Upgrades will Maximize Outlook 2016

by Lane Shelton | 01.11.16

You don’t hear too many complaints about Outlook, but Microsoft has managed to improve upon all the functionality and tools organizations have become accustomed to. Outlook 2016 offers new features for managing your email, calendar, contacts, and tasks so users can communicate more efficiently. To get the full benefits though you’ll have to ensure your Exchange Server is up to date. Read on and you’ll quickly see why it makes sense to ensure you can max out your Outlook. 

Tags:Active DirectoryEmailExchangeMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureOutlookSharePoint

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Azure Domain Services and Client Rich Solutions

The Next Step to Your Cloud-Enabled Enterprise

by Patrick Renzi | 01.04.16

In this day and age, cloud services can no longer be considered a niche product. We have officially moved into a realm where the public and hybrid cloud are essential tools for any modern business. Today’s world demands standardization across platforms, fast performance, and scalability of all services. Cloud delivers those capabilities—and it’s hard to imagine going back to a time when that functionality wasn’t there. Whether your main focus is the end users who work within your organization or the clients who drive your bottom line, you simply cannot run a successful business without enabling easy access to your apps and services.

Tags:Azure Active DirectoryCloudConnectionFortune 500Hybrid CloudITMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Azure Active DirectoryPublic CloudWindows 10


Active Directory: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

First, Start with an Assessment

by Patrick Renzi | 12.29.15

As your business shifts to the cloud, is Active Directory (AD) still the right directory service for your needs? There are pros and cons for sticking with Active Directory but one thing is certain. Whether you stay with your existing Active Directory infrastructure, utilize SaaS based Identities with Azure Active Directory, or move completely to the public cloud to host your domains, you first need to accurately assess your existing Active Directory deployment to understand its role in your organization and determine what you expect to achieve through migration.

Tags:Active DirectoryAssessmentCloudCloud ComputingMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureSaaS