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Matt Scherocman

File Servers Are Painful – What Are File Server Alternatives?

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Nobody likes file servers. They are often in a state of chaos and accessing them from a mobile device is nearly impossible. Virtual private networks (VPNs) only work well on PCs and even then, we find users crossing their fingers every time they go to connect. Thankfully there are new options for sharing and collaborating on files. 

Here is a quick primer on some of the best new file server alternatives:

OneDrive for Business/Groups

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Aaron Seals

Microsoft Teams is Replacing Skype for Business - Are you Ready?

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There’s a major shift coming up for companies using Skype for Business, and whether they’re ready or not, Microsoft Teams will be taking over. There has been a lot of improvement since Teams first rolled out, and Microsoft announced they would be phasing out Skype. The roadmap for this integration is complete, and Teams is now the go-to solution for collaboration services. However, we know that with this big shift companies will inevitably have questions and concerns.  What is the future for Skype? Can the two tools coexist? What does this transition mean in terms of licensing? Not to fear—Interlink is here to guide you through the transition and answer any questions you may have. Here are some common questions and concerns that we’ve seen.

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Aaron Seals

Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams Parity – True or False?

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Are you currently using Skype for Business and skeptical about a move to Microsoft Teams? You aren’t alone. Ever since Teams was released, there has been a huge push for feature parity between the two technologies due to concern that Teams will lack the same capabilities.

It’s been just over a year since the Teams launch, and Microsoft claims to have reached a true parity with Skype for Business (SfB). In the Microsoft July Update, Microsoft stated that most features minus a few Enterprise Voice features are still pending on the roadmap. However, upon close inspection, several native features are now referred out to 3rd party solutions (e.g. Whiteboard).

According to reviews and our Interlink experts, there is not a true parity between the two – yet. Teams has recently added a few key elements from Skype Online, that had previously been missing:

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Aaron Seals

Microsoft Teams | Improve Productivity & Enhance Communication (with Infographic)

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Connect. Communicate. Collaborate.

That’s what it comes down to in today’s hectic working environment with more mobile workers and remote teams. You need to get more done and you have less time in which to do it. Increasingly, you need the cooperation and input from fellow employees who could be located anywhere in the world. Getting together can be difficult in a tangled environment of disparate applications, platforms, and communication options.

Microsoft simplifies the chaos with Microsoft Teams, the collaboration solution that consolidates applications and communications in one place. Teams makes it easy to:

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Sarah Bunt

ON-DEMAND WEBINAR | Modern Collaboration with Microsoft Teams

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Is it a constant struggle to effectively communicate with your team members?

Do you also find it hard to keep tasks on track and delegate who does what? Have you ever wondered who should be copied on a communication and who shouldn’t? Microsoft Teams may be the answer!

With Teams, you can communicate in the moment and keep everyone in the know! The application lets you stay connected with chat, calls, and meetings within your business and tailors your workspace to include key services, explore data and get updates from the products your employees use every day! 

In an informative on-demand event, Microsoft and Interlink Cloud Advisors cover Microsoft Teams - in detail. After viewing the webinar and slide deck, you'll have a good grasp on the capabilities of Teams, how it integrates with other Office 365 workloads and how it can help with collaboration in your organization. You'l also learn about the Teams roadmap, future changes and improvements.

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After this online event, you'll have a firm understanding of:

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