AMTRA SOLUTIONS BLOG

Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

Which Collaboration Platform is Best for Your Business?

April 13, 2020
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Does the prospect of choosing a collaboration platform seem overwhelming to you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people wonder, with so many options on the market, where do you start?

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Unlocking the Value of Teams | A Closer Look at Multi-Factor Authentiction

April 8, 2020
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Earlier this week we shared that Adoption and Change Management and Network are  critical to getting started with Teams, but have you thought about Multi-Factor Authentication?

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Windows 10 | Getting Current is as Important as Staying Current

February 18, 2020
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Windows 10 Branch Management is an ongoing process, but even with the cyclical nature of the updates, there is still a ‘figurative’ finish line that needs to be crossed each time your organization updates your branch. Complicating things even more, each branch has a limited time-frame for support. As soon as you are fully modern, the clock starts ticking again.

Automatic Updates   
In Windows 10, security updates are downloaded and installed automatically. You don’t get a choice in the matter. And that’s largely a good thing. Too many people never take the time to keep up to date with security updates, and an unsecured PC connected to the Internet can become a problem for everyone. 

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Journey to MMD: Microsoft Managed Desktop

December 29, 2019
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Microsoft's Managed Desktop solution is the most comprehensive option for getting current and staying current.  Read on to find out what you need to know: 

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Cyber-Security: Fact or Fiction

October 31, 2019
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Cyber-Security Awareness Month is drawing to a close and we hope that our focus on security education has been helpful for you!

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What does a Secure Score Mean, and why should I care?

October 2, 2019
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What is an Microsoft Secure Score?

A Secure Score is a proactive security management service for Microsoft 365 and Office 365, which can improve the security posture of your Company and decrease your chance of being hacked or affected by a data breach. It takes an overall look at the health of your Company and the steps that can be taken to reduce your risk. 

Features 

  • Analysis of your Company's IT environment, examining how secure it is and providing an overall assessment via a secure score.
  • Provides a way of grading how well available security controls have been implemented, off-setting the risk of being breached.
  • Provides a way to target an improved score and the corresponding set of actions that need to be implemented to achieve this score.
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SQL Server 2008/R2 End Of Support.  Is this An Opportunity To Modernize?

May 28, 2019
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Sometimes in life we need an upgrade to take advantage of the latest and greatest.  And technology is no different.  We’re referring to SQL Server 2008/R2 which is reaching end of support.  On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will no longer support these servers.

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Securing the Modern Workplace | Four Guiding Principles

May 22, 2019
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How work is done is changing and at the root of this change are people that need to be able to work anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

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Data Confidentiality and Availability are Vital, but Integrity is Key

March 13, 2019
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As companies continue to change, adopt new technologies and become more interrelated, they need to look at cyber attacks as events that should be planned for, rather than simply reacted to. 

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 23

November 13, 2018
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Every year, Microsoft collects security and threat intelligence from their global network and compiles the trends in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. To keep up with the always evolving landscape, the Security Intelligence Report provides a thorough analysis of security threats and how to best mitigate the top attack types.

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