AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

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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Microsoft Workplace Analytics. What is it and do you need it?

November 3, 2020
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A new generation of employees has brought with them a flurry of changes to the workplace. Most notably is the widespread use of cloud-based applications as well as an increase in remote work environments. Both changes have led to a large increase in workplace data to sort through.

One of the core aspects of this set of digital workplace changes is people are collaborating using Microsoft Teams, which is being introduced at a rapid-fire pace.

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Making your devices work for you

October 29, 2020
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In some ways, our workplace devices are our favorite co-workers. But, if you’re not careful, they can also expose you to serious threats.

Like a lot of people, I have a love-hate relationship with my devices. They do so many things well like keep us productive and collaborative … yet they could expose us to dangerous risks.

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Devices | Our New Best Friends

October 23, 2020
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Move over rover … devices are our new best friends.

In this mobile-first world that we’re living in, people expect answers at their fingertips. They turn to the nearest device to make a decision, learn something new, or get something accomplished.


The proliferation of devices has changed the way people interact with the world around them. People move freely back and forth between devices to get things done. And they're more tethered to those devices than ever before. 

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