Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Microsoft End-of-Support Calendar                          For 2022 ... and beyond

September 29, 2022

Microsoft end of support is coming – are you ready?
Many popular Microsoft products are retiring or reaching end of support this year and in 2023. Its important to take note, as these dates have a habit of sneaking up and becoming something of a scramble for IT teams to manage.

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How Windows 365 is Powering Hybrid Work

September 15, 2022

Hybrid work is here stay and organizations need to think about the work trends post COVID-19. A post-pandemic report by Gartner showed that about 48% of employees will work remotely at least some of the time, compared to about 30% pre-pandemic.

Research suggests that if organizations were to go back to 100% on-site, they'd risk losing up to 39% of their workforce. Gen-Z employees have indicated the importance of  building in-person connections at the office - while having the opportunity to maintain a flexible schedule. They want it all! 

The People Have Spoken
These workers want the flexibility the pandemic granted them, with the in-person collaboration they were used to before COVID-19.
So how do you keep everyone happy?
Windows 365 Cloud PC could be the answer. 

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Deprecation of Basic Authentication in Exchange Online

September 12, 2022

Did you know that as of October 1, 2022, Microsoft is deprecating Basic authentication in Exchange Online? Check out the full announcement from Microsoft. In simple terms, this means that Microsoft will remove the ability to use Basic authentication in Exchange Online for Exchange ActiveSync, POP, IMAP, Remote PowerShell, Exchange Web Services, Offline Address Book, Outlook for Windows, and Mac.

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