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Matt Scherocman

Empower Your Firstline Workers with Microsoft’s F1 M365 Offering

Empower Your Firstline Workers with Microsoft’s F1 M365 Offering

Today’s businesses are ever more dependent on their Firstline workers. A Firstline worker is someone whose main job is focused on creating or delivering a company’s product. This could be workers who interface directly with a customer or those employees building your product on the manufacturing floor. These Firstline workers frequently have been under resourced with technology. Many companies find it difficult to justify paying the same price for software subscriptions for a Firstline worker versus a traditional knowledge worker, when Firstline workers spend very little time in front of a computer. Microsoft recognized this challenge and began offering Kiosk plans. Those plans first evolved into the F1 plans and now Microsoft includes the F1 plan into their brand-new Microsoft 365 (M365) F1 bundle. The M365 F1 offering includes three major pillars – Office 365 functionality; a scaled down version of the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite; and Windows 10. Microsoft has priced this product aggressively, which is less than a third of the cost of the regular Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 plans, while offering all the features and security your Firstline worker needs to be successful.

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Ken Kruthaup

Power BI Licensing Options – What fits your needs best?

Power BI Licensing Options – What fits your needs best?

Power BI Desktop

This free version of Power BI is designed for the single user to create ad hoc reporting and data exploration. This software, unlike the other two options is installed directly to your local desktop. The dataset size is limited to 1GB per individual dataset and an overall storage quote of 10GB per user. With this option you also have the ability to review reports or dashboards that have been published in a Premium workspace (see below). While Power BI Desktop can create reports that the user can view, it lacks the ability to share with others. Plus there are gaps in functionality between the two, see the chart below for details.

Power BI Desktop is a great edition to get started with while there is no software investment cost. 

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Alex Paul

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | SQL & Power BI: Creating a Single Source of Truth for Consumable Data

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | SQL & Power BI: Creating a Single Source of Truth for Consumable Data

Are you considering moving your data to SQL and Power BI? 

With so many factors to consider when moving your data to the cloud, you want to make sure you’re assessing all of your options and picking a solution that works best for you. SQL and Power BI are strong tools that can help you organize your data, find a single source of truth, and become more efficient with your reporting needs.

We teamed up with Microsoft for a special on-demand event that explains the options and solutions for moving your data to the cloud – securely and confidently.

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Christopher Bauer

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Azure Site Recovery Services: Keeping Your Company Alive After a Disaster

Did you know that 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive, according to a report from the University of Texas? DTI/PricewaterhouseCoopers found that 7 out of 10 organizations that experienced a major data loss are out of business within a year. The National Federation of Independent Businesses says 10% of small businesses will experience such a loss from human error.

The Need for Effective Site Recovery

Developing and implementing a disaster recovery program is crucial to the survival of your business. Yet according to Forrester’s 2017 The State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness, only 18% of respondents feel confident they could recover their datacenter in the event of a site failure or disaster event and only 37% rate themselves as prepared.

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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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Welcome to the Interlink Cloud Blog

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