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Mike Wilson

Addressing Confusion Around Microsoft’s 3 Advanced Threat Protection Solutions

Addressing Confusion Around Microsoft’s 3 Advanced Threat Protection Solutions

You may have noticed that there are currently three Microsoft products with “Advanced Threat Protection” in their name:

  1. Azure Advanced Threat Protection
  2. Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
  3. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection

While each of these solutions offers value to its users, there’s been some confusion around the similar naming of these products. Let’s clear up confusion by taking a closer look at each of these products and their features, benefits, and intended use cases.

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Sarah Bunt

What is the Microsoft 365 Business Plan?

What is the Microsoft 365 Business Plan?

Microsoft 365 Business Plan is all about combining the offerings of Office 365, Windows Intune, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Aimed at small to mid-sized organizations, this new plan looks to create a unified ecosystem of productivity, security and collaboration across a business at an affordable cost of use.

With a reasonably high user limit of up to 300, the Microsoft 365 Business Plan is the perfect solution for your small to medium business or organization. Especially if you’re specifically looking to purchase both Office 365 and Windows 10 and receive enhanced Microsoft Security features. The $20/month cost makes this plan not only an affordable price point, but also provides the critical functionality that businesses need. 

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Eric Brophy

3 Ways Microsoft’s Compliance Manager Helps Meet Regulatory and Data Protection Requirements

3 Ways Microsoft’s Compliance Manager Helps Meet Regulatory and Data Protection Requirements

How to meet the requirements of GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 27001, ISO 27018, NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171, and many others with Compliance Manager.

The need to meet the demands of various regulatory bodies seems to grow daily. This, plus any internal corporate edicts and the job of your company's compliance team, can seem overwhelming. According to a Thomson Reuters report, more than half of respondents said they spend over four hours a week tracking and analyzing regulatory developments and one out of four are devoting more than eight hours a week to compliance management.

Microsoft is aiming to ease your compliance burden with the release of Compliance Manager. Generally available for Azure, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 Business and Enterprise subscribers, Compliance Manager enables you to track, assign, and verify your organization’s regulatory compliance activities with respect to Microsoft cloud services.

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Matt Scherocman

Streamlining Business Communications with Microsoft Teams

Streamlining Business Communications with Microsoft Teams

In your hectic need-it-now, always-connected, running-to-meetings business life, trying to keep up with all the content, communications, and interactions you face daily can be overwhelming. Shifting between the multiple applications, email inboxes, and social media sites that you need to access to do your job can dramatically stifle your productivity and efficiency.

Microsoft has helped to streamline this information overload with Teams, the collaboration solution that consolidates your applications and communications in one place. Teams provides a clean, easy-to-use interface that provides easy access to the tools and sites you need to use all day long. It is being viewed as an integration point to the functionality in Office 365.

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Ken Kruthaup

Microsoft Power BI: See It In Action

Microsoft Power BI: See It In Action

The 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence places Microsoft Power BI in the leader’s quadrant once again because of its affordable price, ease of use, visual appeal, product vision, and customer experience. Customers continue to show high levels of interest and adoption in the cloud-based business analytics service because of Power BI’s effectiveness in providing data preparation, data discovery, interactive information sharing, and augmented analytics.

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