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2020

How to Develop a Cloud Migration Approach That Works

There are countless options for housing your business infrastructure and databases in a reliable cloud. However, one of the best options available for your business is the Microsoft Azure Cloud. This set of on-demand cloud services provides organizations with everything they need to store and manage their data while improving their cybersecurity. We've compiled a list of everything you need to know about transferring your business to the Microsoft Azure Cloud and what you can do to get started.


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The Unique Business Benefits of Custom Software Development

Do you know how custom software development can benefit your business?
Unlike off-the-shelf products, custom-built applications provide a tailor-made solution with limitless potential. A custom software development company can deliver a wealth of coding talent and ongoing support that most organizations don't already have without exhausting revenue. Therefore, it makes sense that half of all organizations throughout the world will outsource application development. But what are the unique benefits of custom software development? What kind of team should you be looking for?
Read on to see how to increase your company's productivity, how to match your individual needs, and then receive the best possible support as your business grows. Then we will look at five compelling reasons why choosing a credited development team to build your custom software is not only the best choice but the right one.


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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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Understanding the Azure Cloud Service Provider

As the technology world enters the age of the cloud, your business technology infrastructure has become a competitive differentiator. Companies that are able to build scalable, secure, and reliable product offerings in the Azure cloud are able to get their services to the market faster while taking fewer risks. For a lot of companies, this type of innovation may feel out of reach due to a lack of expertise in cloud computing. An Azure Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Azure Cloud Service Provider (CSP) can easily help close the gap.


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Configuring Azure Active Directory and Azure AD Domain Services

In our previous post, we configured Azure Windows Virtual Desktop and mentioned that WVD has several requisites to make things work. One of them is Azure Active Directory and this will be the focus of our post. You get an Azure AD when you open an Azure account but there is more to it than just that.


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Microsoft Teams vs Slack

Microsoft Teams is adding massive numbers of users through large organizations, schools, government agencies, and its existing Office 365 customer base. Slack, meanwhile, has been around a lot longer and is more comfortable as an independent application to startups, and cooler to younger, independent developers for collaboration. No matter where you are on the workspace spectrum, workspace, and chat tools are more important than ever to keep up productivity, normalcy, and communication. In this post, we will compare Microsoft Teams and Slack to see how their pricing, innovative features, and usability stand up to each other and how they might help you decide which application is best for you.


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Introduction to Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop(WVD) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure(VDI) is a comprehensive cloud-based desktop and app virtualization service running on the Azure cloud. It is the only service that delivers simplified management, multi-session Windows 10, and support for Remote Desktop Services Environments(RDS). Windows Virtual Desktop allows you to deploy and scale Windows desktops and apps for employees on Azure in minutes, with built-in security and compliance.


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2020: The Year of Digital Transformation

We not only lean on technology during stressful times but we utilize countless services to enjoy conveniences and entertainment brought to us through the cloud. What can already be seen today is that the cloud-based digital transformation has already happened in our homes.
Privately, we are vested. Why not in business?


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Additional Tips & Tricks for Teams

As a gold-certified Microsoft partner, we also rely on Microsoft Teams as our main tool of collaboration and communication. CSW Solutions started using teams in 2015 when the product was still in beta. As a company with a distributed module, it is extremely important to have a central hub for collaboration, chat, meetings, and video conferencing... We recently created a shortlist of some of our favorite features that we've used over the years.


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