Here are your top 8 must-read Microsoft announcements from October 2019 curated by Softchoice:
News and Updates:
Key changes to Software Assurance coming in 2020
Software Assurance for Volume Licenses consolidates all the benefits of Microsoft enterprise software into one cost-effective program. Microsoft has announced key changes taking effect next year.
Paid Windows 7 ESUs now available to SMBs through 2023
To help customers stay secure during the move to Windows 10, Microsoft has made paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) available to customers of all sizes until January 2023.
Azure Sentinel gets general availability
Azure Sentinel – the first security information and event management (SIEM) to use cloud-based AI and machine-learning to keep pace with evolving threats – is now in general availability.
Introducing monthly billing for Azure reservations
Before now, Azure reservations required payment up front. Microsoft has introduced monthly payments for reservations, dividing the total cost over each month of the term.
Windows Virtual Desktop goes global
With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes. The good news: Microsoft has announced its general availability worldwide.
Make way for meaningful collaboration
Today, many organizations look to Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to enhance end-user collaboration and productivity. But without the right approach, many fail to realize the full investment value.
Explore Microsoft collaboration solutions
Top 5 productivity tools in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is designed to overcome traditional barriers to productivity in the workplace. In our recent article, we explore the best of its productivity-boosting features and functionality.
Modern collaboration: Some S.A.G.E. advice
In the digital world, “disrupt or be disrupted” is the law of the land – and collaboration is no exception. Follow these 4 steps to create a winning strategy for collaboration and end-user productivity.
Events & Webinars:
Webinar: Accelerating Teamwork Securely with Teams
Today’s workplace requires a seamless, secure and agile teamwork experience. Join our experts to learn more about how to reduce complexity and drive adoption without compromising security.
Date: October 23 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 pm (ET) | 11:00 am (PT)
Special Webinar Series: Cybersecurity Awareness Month
In honor of International Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this October Softchoice is hosting a special webinar series covering the latest in cybersecurity.
Softchoice Social Hour at Microsoft Ignite
Join us for an exclusive social hour at Marlow’s Tavern in Orlando for the Microsoft Ignite conference!
Date: November 6 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ET)
Teams Collaboration Discovery Series
Collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams have a huge productivity impact on end users. Discover which solution is the best fit for your business and explore how to build your implementation plan for optimal productivity.
Calgary, AB: October 29 (Tuesday) Register now
Plano, TX: November 13 (Wednesday) Register now
Montreal, QC: November 21 (Thursday) Register now
Azure Boot Camps
Managing the transition to Azure often poses big challenges. Our Azure Boot Camp sessions will give you the building blocks to use Microsoft Azure to achieve your cloud goals.
Chicago, IL: November 12 (Tuesday) Register now
Atlanta, GA: November 13 (Wednesday) Register now
Seattle, WA: November 20 (Wednesday) Register now