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Hybrid Work and Microsoft Viva

Microsoft released their new Work Trend Index Pulse report that looks at the rise of hybrid work and how businesses are adjusting. The report found that hybrid work is becoming the new normal, but businesses are struggling to keep up. Coinciding with this report was the announced expansion of Microsoft Viva, which we will talk more about in this post.


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Welcome Microsoft Entra

This has been a big year in Microsoft cloud and there has been no bigger, bolder player than Azure. It has evolved quite dramatically over the last few years and with the introduction of Entra and Purview in June, the cards are all on the table. Today, we'll focus on Microsoft's shiny new product family, Microsoft Entra! Read on for more!


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Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare: Part II

There truly is a better way to implement the applications and processes needed to support and build upon industry-specific needs with technologies that will not only improve the level of service but the sustainability of quality care without compromising worker health or raising costs. We already shared some highlights from Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare last week. We promised a follow-up round for you this week, and here at CSW Solutions, we always follow through! Read on for more.


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Benefits of Working with a Microsoft Azure Reseller or CSP

The Azure cloud has proven to be the most secure and reliable source for company productivity, scalability without disruption, and growth opportunities. It provides the flexibility to respond quickly to evolving market demands or innovate quickly and create unforgettable customer experiences. With that said, partnering with a Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) like CSW Solutions could help you achieve even more by making the most of your cloud services and see increasing returns at better rates.


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How to Change a Cloud-Managed Services Provider

Changing a provider is never easy. A cloud managed service provider seems even more daunting because making that choice could be critical for your business and most importantly, your data.


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.NET 5.0 is Out!

On November 10th at .NET Conf 2020, Microsoft announced the general availability of .NET 5.0. This much-anticipated release of .NET also includes C# 9 and Arm64 support.


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The Future of Work with Microsoft Teams

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting workplace environments in a big way. There are a lot more organizations thinking and planning for the future of work and collaboration. The rise in remote and hybrid work during the ongoing pandemic continues to push people and organizations to work and invest in new ways, introducing challenges as well as opportunities to find level ground.

Microsoft shared some news this week at their recent customer event, Ignite. They highlighted several important new additions to their Teams platform that we were very excited about. 


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Learning Azure in 2020: Resources, Tips, and Guides

The new year is upon us and so is the beginning of a new decade. The buzz has been growing around the world of Microsoft Azure, from consumers to developers, and everyone seems to want to know more. We are a gold-certified Microsoft partner and we just happen to be specialized in Azure. So for those of you who have caught the fever, we have created a list of resources, tips, and tricks for learning Azure. One more thing: All these resources are free!


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5 Microsoft Azure Services You Probably Didn't Know About

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that facilitates computing as a service which is essential, the essence of the cloud. Just like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud Platform, it allows companies, organizations, and even individuals to take advantage of cloud computing. Companies traditionally host or lease their own infrastructure on their own web server with their own hardware. Additionally, the hardware is often leased along with support and management through a third-party dealer. Upgrades in hosting power always mean added expenses and/or additional hardware, requiring more dedicated space and equipment.


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Tips and Tricks in Microsoft Word

The first version of Microsoft Word was released in 1983. Each version since then has seen remarkable improvements and innovations in word processing, paving the way to be the gold standard. According to Spiceworks, eighty-three percent (83%) of organizations across the globe use Microsoft Office. Even with such a base level of familiarity, it is surprising how little people know about the hidden features and shortcuts built into MS Word. It is common to spend several hours trying to properly format headers and footers, change page layouts in the middle of a document, or set up a navigation pane through custom styles. 


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