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Mike Wilson brings over eighteen years of technology experience to Interlink Cloud Advisors. Prior to joining Interlink, he served as a Director of Technology for a mid-size insurance company and has led multiple consulting practices to substantial growth. In those roles, Mike delivered tremendous value for his customers by designing and...
Mike Wilson brings over eighteen years of technology experience to Interlink Cloud Advisors. Prior to joining Interlink, he served as a Director of Technology for a mid-size insurance company and has led multiple consulting practices to substantial growth. In those roles, Mike delivered tremendous value for his customers by designing and implementing scalable, reliable and business aligned solutions. Mike’s focus at Interlink is on leveraging the power of the Microsoft cloud to streamline IT operations in a way that reduces cost and allows businesses to refocus on core operations. He plays a key role in architecting projects and ensuring high standards in service delivery across the Interlink team. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and is a proud graduate of St. Xavier High School. He is active in a number of local non-profits and has served on multiple non-profit boards and in executive leadership.
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Backup & Recovery Strategies: Is Your Office 365 Data Protected?

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Your Office 365 data is critical to the success of your business.

Are you protecting it appropriately?
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Modern Data Management & Backup Strategies

Interlink has seen many organizations fall behind in their data management and backup strategy – and thus incur risks. Organizations must look at not only data centers and endpoints, but also at their Office 365 data to ensure their environment is properly protected and mitigating risk. Microsoft Office 365 monthly active usage is continually growing across the world – and e-mail, calendar items, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Teams files cannot be overlooked for businesses to be adequately prepared for backup/recovery scenarios.

Microsoft provides native backup/recovery capabilities, though third-party solutions can offer extended data protection and granular recovery options - for SLA (Service Level Agreement) compliance and rapid recovery from deletion, corruption, or attack. Best practices for data protection include having multiple copies of your data (housed outside source and production environments), proper retention policies, and a data strategy that doesn’t solely rely on on-premises technology. Many organizations need to keep data longer for industry requirements, legal reasons, and to meet compliance or regulatory bodies. While retention policies are important, they do not substitute for a true backup which should capture configurations/settings/security/etc. that are focused beyond the content level.

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Mike Wilson

Microsoft Rebrands Security Suite Products to Microsoft Defender

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Microsoft Defender unifies all extended detection and response (XDR) technologies under the Microsoft Defender brand.

Read on to learn about the rebranding and new capabilities!
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Microsoft Defender

As attacker strategies and tactics become more advanced and malicious, organizations must stay on top of security. No longer does protecting individual areas such as email or endpoints keep your environment secure. Extended detection and response (XDR) is a new approach that is designed to deliver intelligent, automated, and integrated security across domains to help defenders connect seemingly disparate alerts and get ahead of attackers.

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Mike Wilson

On-Demand | Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

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View On Demand Webinar Azure Windows Virtual Desktop

Powered by the Azure Platform, Azure Windows Virtual Desktop is a powerful new technology that enables organizations to provide desktop-as-a-service to end-users...  

If you have looked at virtual desktop solutions in the past, prepare to be wowed when you see how Microsoft has streamlined the deployment and management of Windows Virtual Desktop in ways that make Windows Virtual Desktop a cost-effective and secure solution for your end-users and applications.

In this exclusive on-demand webinar, we walk you through common Windows Virtual Desktop use cases, key design principles, and management and security benefits.

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How to Leverage the Full Compliance Capabilities of Microsoft 365

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Are You Leveraging the Full Compliance Capabilities of Microsoft 365?

This Interlink Workshop Can Show You How
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Complying with the growing number of regulatory standards is an ongoing challenge for most organizations. The Health Insurance Portability Accounting Act (HIPAA) has been around for more than two decades. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the newest addition to the regulatory lineup with its nearly 100 articles. In between are other security standards from the credit card industry, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). There are now over 200 updates each day from 900 regulatory bodies.

How are you supposed to keep up and comply with the alphabet soup of regulations?

Help is on the way.

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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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