AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Microsoft Teams Calling | The latest and greatest

January 28, 2021
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Just when you thought Microsoft Teams couldn’t get any better, they launch a brand new feature set. To help you communicate and collaborate even more effectively, their latest improvements are to its Teams calling features.

The first is a new calling interface that now shows contacts, voicemail, and call history in a single location. It’s designed to allow Microsoft Teams to more easily replace your desk phone with features like:

  • Built-in spam call protection
  • Reverse number lookup
  • Ability to merge calls
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A Zero Trust Approach to Security

January 21, 2021
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With cyber security, the goal has always been simple – to maintain safe and stable business operations. While this goal may seem simple, the journey to get there is not always easy.

Evolution of Security
Way back when, security seemed so much easier. In the good old days, everything lived behind a firewall, within a corporate network. In the early 2000’s, access was granted through secure virtual private networks. This security revolved around the notion of ‘trust but verify.’

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Top Job Skills of 2021

January 12, 2021
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Make 2021 the year you improve your job skills!

Remote work is here to stay, and to continue succeeding and thriving, you need to start focusing on the skills that make you indispensable.

I bet you’re saying, “well, I have a degree and a certification, isn’t that enough?” It’s a great start, but you also need to start looking at the soft skills that are going to set you apart. Wondering what those are? To help, we surveyed our top recruiters to get their take. Here’s what they had to say.

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Microsoft Teams Calling | The feature your Company should be using

January 7, 2021
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When you think about Microsoft Teams, you probably think about features like customizable alerts, @mentions, assistant bots, file sharing and together mode. But, have you thought about Teams Calling?

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Recruitment has changed overnight

December 17, 2020
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The world has undergone many changes over the past few months, affecting how we work, where we work, how people look for jobs and the way companies look for new employees.

The hiring process has moved remote and the days of coming into an office for an interview are ‘so’ last year.

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Documents in the Cloud

December 10, 2020
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The speed of digital change has made it necessary for companies to share information quickly and efficiently. It has become the norm and a requirement, rather than just a recommendation.

Imagine, you’re in the middle of a critical project that’s due soon. Likely, you’ll want to keep the client in the loop as progress moves along. Or, what if you have a question and  require clarification during the project? Then you’ll likely want a response immediately to stay on-track. And, what if you need a signature before you can move to another phase? You’ll also want that quickly too.  

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Enabling Remote Work

December 3, 2020
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Work is what you do, not where you go.

It almost goes without saying that the way we work will never be the same again. For business and technology leaders, the challenge is to find ways to achieve resilience. To meet this challenge, companies need solutions that elevate their workers’ experiences and productivity, securely from anywhere. They need to figure out:

  • How do we help our employees work more effectively?
  • How do we make it easy and reliable to access enterprise tools and content from anywhere?
  • How do we enable workers to connect with each other and access relevant data?
  • How do we introduce and encourage a unified approach to deploying and using productivity tools?
  • How do we protect our employees, data and infrastructure from increased security threats and vulnerabilities, while working remote?
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Securing Windows Virtual Desktop

November 27, 2020
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IT leaders and security professionals are under increased pressure to keep everyone productive and connected, all while preventing evolving threats.

With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deliver a full Windows experience to your workers, whether on-premise or remote, through the cloud. 

Although setting up a Virtual Machine host for Windows Virtual Desktop may easy, factoring in security takes more time. To help select and configure the proper security controls for your company, we’ve come up with some best practices for securing Windows Virtual Desktop.   

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The Multi-Factor Authentication 'Factor'

November 19, 2020
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Microsoft has found that Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) blocks 99.9 percent of automated cyberattacks on Microsoft platforms, websites, and other online services. As hackers continue to target user credentials and email accounts, we must be mindful of what we’re doing to protect ourselves.

But how do we bolster our defenses and employ better access controls? And what can we do to improve the security posture of our organization?

One defense to consider is Multi-Factor Authentication, which can be used to prevent a hacker from gaining full access to a network, even if a user's credentials become compromised.

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Windows Virtual Desktop 101 | The Facts

November 12, 2020
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Unprecedented conditions surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic have left many businesses scrambling to find ways to accommodate an increasingly remote and virtual workforce. More employees are on the move during their workday, and even more are using their mobile devices to accomplish work-related tasks.

This mobility, combined with the increasing number of employees who work remotely has made the need to access workplace desktops from anywhere easily and seamlessly a priority. Fortunately, Windows Virtual Desktop is designed to ensure you have access to the tools needed to work wherever you need to.

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