Blog: microsoft

Microsoft Teams Adoption Soars while Slack… Slacks.

A new survey from market research firm ETR shows that Slack, the widely-used, collaboration tool is quickly losing ground to Microsoft Teams. ETF asks chief information officers and other leaders...
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Windows Server 2008 End of Life

On January 24th, 2020, Windows Server 2008 (and 2008 R2) will officially end its lifecycle and new security updates to the operating system will cease. A secure, efficient, network infrastructure...
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Windows 7 End of Life: Upgrade to Windows 10 Now

If you are still using Windows 7, there’s a good chance that you’ve started to receive prompts about upgrading to Windows 10 lately. Windows 7’s lifecycle is ending and that...
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Encrypting email with Office 365 and Azure Information Protection

Azure Information Protection (AIP) is part of the Mobility + Security add-on for Office 365. With Azure Information Protection, you can create advanced policies to protect your data. This can...
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Software Piracy and Your Business

As a member of the Procurement Team, I often get licensing requests for various pieces of software. I tend to get at least 5 requests for licenses, daily, for common...
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Microsoft Teams: Time to make the switch?

Microsoft has released a free version of Teams, a chat-based workspace and calling service – and a major competitor to Slack. While Teams has been available since late 2016, the...
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Tech Innovators Celebrate Pride

Did you know it’s that wonderful time of the year? It’s PRIDE! June is LGBTQ Pride Month. In a nutshell, what began as a riot started by Drag Queens, Queer...
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Microsoft and GitHub: Why it’s a good thing

Valiant’s Microsoft Teams instance is a virtual ghost town on a typical Sunday afternoon, but not last Sunday. News about a potential $7.5 billion dollar Github acquisition by Microsoft began...
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Accessibility in tech and gaming

The goal of technology is to make our day to day lives easier. Many of us don’t stop to think about how the experience is different for every user. I...
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Microsoft Cloud Immersion Experience at Camp David

Have you ever wanted to take a piece of software on a “test drive” before making a commitment? We have, and that’s why I’m excited to announce Valiant’s Cloud Immersion...
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