4 Easy Ways to Optimize Your Azure Costs

2020 has challenged our customers to find new ways to reduce their IT spend.  Cost optimization is at the forefront of our customers’ minds.  Fortunately, there are many simple (and unrealized) ways to optimize your spend in Azure, and reduce the overall burden of costs in the cloud.  See below for 4 easy ways to optimize your Azure Costs.

Microsoft Defender: Rebranding and Simplifying Microsoft’s Security Tools

Microsoft Defender: Rebranding, Modernizing, and Simplifying Microsoft’s Security ToolsAnnounced at Ignite 2020, Microsoft has consolidated their threat protection products and is rebranding them as Microsoft Defender (Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender). The Microsoft 365 Defender line Now Includes:Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection)Microsoft Defender for […]

Let’s talk a little Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

It’s a hot topic right now with many of our customers requiring some sort of remote work solution for their employees. WVD on Azure is Microsoft’s fully managed desktop virtualization solution in the cloud.

How to Reduce IT Costs in the Current Environment

 Very little can be said with certainty these days, beyond that we appear to be heading into a period of prolonged economic volatility. On March 19th, 2020, Bank of America’s top economist stated that the U.S. economy had entered a recession. Yet, between March 23rd and 27th, the Dow rallied to such a degree that it re-entered […]

What are Azure Reservations?

Azure Reservations are a great way for our customers to save on their Azure spend, but it benefits Microsoft as well.  With Azure Reservations, Microsoft is asking you as the customer to forecast your upcoming 1-year or 3-year workload requirements.  Therefore, Reservations are effectively a ‘trade’ between Microsoft and you as the customer. This ‘trade’ benefits […]

Azure and Microsoft 365 Security: What are Security Defaults?

 Microsoft recently released Security Defaults to help customers make their Microsoft 365 and Azure environments more secure FOR FREE.  Before you say it… you’re right… nothing is free, it’s included at no additional cost.  Microsoft is making these features available to everyone because identity-based attacks have skyrocketed over the last couple of years.  As Microsoft […]