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Matt Scherocman

Office 365 PowerPoint Designer and Morph

Office 365 PowerPoint Designer and Morph

Getting the design right on a presentation is important. Not only can a good design make you feel better about the presentation you’re giving, but it can also make those that are listening more interested and engaged. With PowerPoint’s new built-in Designer, it’s easier than ever to create clean, beautiful, and professional presentations. With a click of the button, you can transform any image or text into beautiful designs and graphics – it’s that easy.

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Mike Wilson

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) vs. Password Sync

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) vs. Password Sync

Figuring out the best way to implement Single Sign-On (SSO) in a Microsoft cloud environment can be challenging given how the options have evolved over time, but it’s a key component of any successful Office 365 or Azure deployment. There are four main options on how you can configure SSO: 

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Matt Scherocman

Introducing Microsoft StaffHub: A New App to Manage the Work Life of Deskless Workers

Introducing Microsoft StaffHub: A New App to Manage the Work Life of Deskless Workers

Deskless workers are truly the unsung heroes of the workforce, and for many industries such as retail, food service, manufacturing and hospitality these hundreds of millions of workers are a company’s backbone, interacting with customers and making things happen. Although they are incredibly critical to the success of business, these deskless workers frequently don’t have the dedicated workspaces or proper applications they need to stay connected with management and each other.

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Sarah Bunt

On-Demand Webinar | How to Stay Secure & Productive with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite

On-Demand Webinar | How to Stay Secure & Productive with Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite

On-Demand Webinar & Slides

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Are you looking to add a tighter level of security to your environment? Do you want to stay secure and productive on your favorite apps and devices?

In this on-demand event, Microsoft and Interlink Cloud Advisors show you the powerful new capabilities of Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security and how it ensures your critical company data is protected.

During this online event, see what’s new through a live demo of EMS’s E5 functionality and how it allows you to:

  • Lockdown your valuable data: Automatically classify information to better protect intellectual property with Azure Information Protection. Lock it down so, your competitors can see it and your existing sales people can’t take it with them!
  • Secure the cloud: Drive security policies and reporting across Microsoft and non-Microsoft cloud services with Cloud App Security. Your data is being dispersed all over the global by using various SAAS services. Take back control and visibility – we’ll show you how!
  • Control Administrator Account Access: Ensure that powerful rights are utilized appropriately. Privileged Identity Management gives the ability to grant access to admins only when required and limited to the resources needed.
  • Use Identity Protection: Ensure that users are accessing your environment following the policies that are required for your business. Automatically identify risky scenarios, take appropriate actions, and provide reporting.

In addition, we provide an in-depth licensing overview and comparison of EMS E5 vs. EMS E3 features and functionality. You’ll also see how you can leverage Microsoft paid assessments and proof of concepts to see if EMS E5 is the right solution for your business!

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Click to instantly watch this information-packed webinar and download the slide deck.


PRESENTERS

Eric Inch

Eric Inch

Eric Inch is a Technical Solutions Specialist - Mobility & Security for the Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for helping clients deploy the EMS offering across their corporate account base.

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy

Eric Brophy is a Senior Consultant for Interlink who has helped more than a hundred clients migrate their workloads to the cloud.  He is badged by Microsoft and certified in their cloud technologies.

 

 

Matt Scherocman

Comparing the Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) Plan vs. Enterprise (E1) Plan

Comparing the Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) Plan vs. Enterprise (E1) Plan

Many clients have been asking us about the differences between Microsoft’s Office 365 Enterprise Kiosk (K1) plan and Enterprise (E1) plans and have been confused about which plan is right for the users who do not need the higher end suites. This comparison is for clients who are considering either of these two plans and want figure out which one is a better fit for their business. 

What is an Enterprise Kiosk (K1) plan? 

Essentially, the Kiosk plan is for those that are looking for inexpensive licenses for deskless workers - users who are often working away from a desk or using a shared PC and don’t need desktop versions of Office. 

What are the differences between the K1 and E1 plan?

differences between the K1 and E1 plan

Looking at the chart above, you can see that the main two differences between the Enterprise E1 and K1 plan is that E1 provides OneDrive for Business and Skype for Business Online while the K1 plan does not.

More specifically Kiosk customers can use the OneDrive for Business folder sync client application to sync team site document libraries with shared computers and access documents on the PC locally and offline, but they do not include a OneDrive for Business personal site with the 1TB of online storage. Nor do they include the Office Application Suite that would be able to access the documents on the PC, the Kiosk plan only includes the web versions of the Microsoft applications which require the content to be web accessible.

Another difference is the lack of desktop Outlook Access between E plans and K plans. The E plans can connect to Outlook the desktop application, but the K plans cannot and are required to use Outlook Web Access or mobile access even if Office is licensed on that particular machine under another manner. One note, the E1 plan does not include a license for the desktop version of Outlook even though it is “allowed” to connect if owned. 

The Benefits of an Enterprise K1 vs. E1 Plan

With the Kiosk licenses clients are able to reduce cost and provide their staff with access to company email, information, and resources for their employees that are often using shared PCs and are constantly moving around. This environment is where the Kiosk plans thrive and add a lot of ROI to a company. For example, the K1 plan at $4 per user per month is half the price of the E1 plan at $8 per user per month.

When users need their own storage space, access to instant messaging platforms, want to run desktop Outlook, and need a larger mailbox – then the E1 plan is a great fit. 

Learn More

If you would like to learn more about your options as you consider your cloud purchase, we would be happy to help and show you how to get the most out of your Microsoft licensing! Give us a call at 800-900-1150 or contact us here.

 

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