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Eric Brophy

Choosing the Right Office 365 eDiscovery Solution: Comparing E1 vs. E3 vs. E5 Plans

Choosing the Right Office 365 eDiscovery Solution: Comparing E1 vs. E3 vs. E5 Plans

Whether you're a large organization with hundreds of employees or a recent start-up, there may come a time when a pressing matter may occur. This may come in the form of an internal dispute about inappropriate communication in the workplace, something someone said to a client or business partner, or perhaps a lawsuit. You never know, but when it happens, you'll need to be able to identify what exactly occurred and what the next steps are. It may seem impossible when most our communication today is done electronically. How can you find the exact information you need, when hundreds of messages and documents are sent and edited daily? If you are doing it manually, it can be incredibly hard, but with Office 365 eDiscovery you can sort through a ton of content in a single search. eDiscovery searches for content throughout Office 365 within Exchange Online mailboxes, Groups, Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and Skype for Business conversations. You can easily identify, hold, and export relevant content quickly, making it easier than ever to find what you’re looking for. So how do you get started with eDiscovery in Office 365 and what plan do you need for what?

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Mike Wilson

Device Management | Comparing System Center Configuration Manager vs. Intune vs. Hybrid

Device Management | Comparing System Center Configuration Manager vs. Intune vs. Hybrid

In the modern workplace, chances are that your employees are using their in their own devices for work, which often results in unsecure access to company files. This creates a challenge because organizations need to be able to secure their company’s data on these devices without violating personal information. Also, if an employee leaves the organization, it’s important to have a means to avoid wiping their personal information from their devices.

With your company’s valuable data in mind, Microsoft has created two device management services that allow you to secure your organization’s data - no matter what device is being used. Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager are both good options for device management, but it can often be hard to determine which option is best for your business. Sometimes it’s better to run a hybrid of them both.

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Mike Wilson

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Features

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 Features

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 was built for organizations that need enterprise-grade security for their sensitive data, operate in regulated industries, and need increased management functionality. If this sounds like your organization, the Windows 10 Enterprise E3 version is the way to go.

Below is a deeper dive into what Windows 10 Enterprise E3 features set it apart from Pro:

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Ken Kruthaup

8 Major Updates Included in SQL Server 2017

8 Major Updates Included in SQL Server 2017

If you haven’t heard yet, there are several major and exciting updates to SQL Server with the 2017 release.  From the ability to run on Linux and Docker containers to rich data graphing functionality, the new features could have a big impact on your database and your data.

1) Expanded operating system support

In addition to Windows, you can now run SQL Server on Linux and Docker containers. If you’re already managing one of these environments – or you’ve been considering moving an existing SQL Server to one of these environments – then this will come as particularly welcome news.

It is worth nothing that there are some pieces of functionality that are missing on Linux. There are no Reporting Services, Analysis Services, or Machine Learning Services (formerly R services) yet. Only time will tell if customer demand sways Microsoft to offer these functions across all operating systems.

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Matt Scherocman

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Licensing Agreement: What's Best for You?

Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) vs. Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Licensing Agreement: What's Best for You?

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, now there is a new option called Cloud Service Provider (CSP), a contract you can purchase from a certified Microsoft partner.

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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