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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) - Knowing Which is Best for Your Organization

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)  - Knowing Which is Best for Your Organization

This blog will help you understand the differences between these options and how to make the best decision for your organization
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EA VS. CSP

Choice is critical in business, but sometimes it’s difficult to determine the best decision for your specific organization. Such is the case when it comes to contracting services for Azure and your other Microsoft cloud applications. For many years, the best choice for larger organizations was signing up for an Enterprise Agreement (EA) directly with Microsoft. However, with the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) option, you can purchase from a certified Microsoft partner, like Interlink.

Both offer similar services and similar pricing. There are advantages and disadvantages to both depending on your size and type of business. So, how do you decide what’s the right choice for your organization? Below is a look at the two options in several key areas:

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Marilyn Goodrich

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Microsoft Moves & Motions | Powering Digital Transformation In 2021 with Keynote Speaker David Totten, Microsoft CTO

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How is your organization powering digital transformation in 2021?

In this exclusive on-demand webinar keynoted by Microsoft Chief Technology Officer, US Partner Ecosystem, David Totten discusses key initiatives and opportunities your organization should consider for your 2021 digital transformation roadmap.

During the webinar, the Interlink team also reviews Microsoft’s key motions for the 2021 fiscal year and how they can impact your business.

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Christopher Bauer

Power BI & Excel: Visualization and Analysis Power with Integration

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Power BI & Excel: Visualization and Analysis Power with Integration

Read on to learn why users should take advantage of this integration and how it saves your end-users time and increases business efficiency.
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Power BI Versus Excel

Power BI is a software that allows for data manipulation and visualization. Power BI enables large volumes of data to be synthesized and visualized in ways that are easy to understand. Real-time flexibility is provided through filtering and dynamic views to instantly alter charts/tables to see the representative data at any given time (e.g., business units or product-level data). Power BI can connect to over 140 data sources such as Dynamics 365, Azure SQL Database, Salesforce, Excel, SharePoint, and is widely used to transform and clean data into data models.

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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Funding is Available for Workshops & Assessments

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Looking at new technologies and want to know if Microsoft technologies are a fit?

Learn how your organization can receive funding with no purchase obligation from Microsoft for workshops and assessments! We will be providing an overview of several of Microsoft’s funding programs.
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Microsoft Funding Available

Microsoft Cloud Incentive funding is now available for Microsoft's new fiscal year. These funds can be used to provide your team with educational workshops, proof of concept deployments, and cloud migrations or modernization. Microsoft has funding available and Interlink can help you get it! The best part is that these funds don’t require a purchase are available even if you just want to explore the technology.

Here are the following opportunities along with ways it would benefit your business:

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Mike Wilson

Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Changes

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Microsoft has recently released a new compliance bundle for Microsoft 365. Read on to learn the changes and how it can benefit your organization!

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New Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite

Microsoft has repackaged its Microsoft 365 E5 Compliance Suite to bring new value and convenience to organizations. New products with this suite include Advanced Auditing, Insider Risk Management, Communication Compliance, Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS), and Machine Learning-Based Classification. Additionally, Microsoft offers “mini-suite” add-ons for organizations to buy individually, making it easier for customers to customize and choose the bundles that best fit and serve their organizational needs.

Organizations purchasing the Compliance Suite receive all of these bundles for only $10 per user, per month. The three new bundles are:

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