Office 365

Quest Delivers SaaS Offering for Easy Recovery and Policy Management of Azure Active Directory and Office 365 Cloud Workloads

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Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, today announced the availability of Quest On Demand, a new, cloud-hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that makes it simple for IT administrators to manage and secure Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) workloads. The first release of Quest On Demand delivers solutions that make it easy for organizations to rapidly backup and recover Azure AD and Office 365 users, attributes, groups and group membership. Additionally, it allows for secure access to Microsoft Exchange Online and Skype for Business Online features through automated policy management.

On Demand, the first SaaS platform from the Quest Microsoft Platform Management (MPM) business, delivers automation at scale. With On Demand, customers no longer need to install and configure on-premises software nor manage the roll-out of updates. The On Demand platform is ready to use after a few clicks and integrates the core security features built into Azure to ensure data integrity and security. Now, IT organizations can innovate faster, lower costs, and take advantage of enhanced security.

SkyKick Announces Major Upgrades to Cloud Management Platform to Help IT Solution Providers Enhance Cloud Offerings

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SkyKick, a global provider of cloud management software for information technology (IT) solution partners, announced today major enhancements to its Cloud Management Platform for partners. The product enhancements are a direct response to rapid global adoption of SkyKick's platform, and the need to continually innovate to provide partners with more efficiency and profitability in their IT cloud projects.

The company is releasing a significant upgrade to its award-winning Office 365 Migration Software Suite, with new features to make managing migrations simpler, while giving partners even more visibility and control over active projects. Partners will have a new user interface that provides more granular visibility over project phases, and control buttons to quickly execute key email migration tasks. A new project review feature will provide increased transparency into the status of active migrations. Partners will also have more ways to configure mailboxes, and to manage devices using the SkyKick Outlook Assistant (SKOA) individually or in bulk.

Neverware Debuts CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition

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Neverware, the New York-based developer of lightweight desktop operating systems built to optimize security and manageability, announced today the release and general availability of CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition, a new solution developed in partnership with Microsoft that features a native integration between Neverware's CloudReady operating system and the Office 365 suite.

When installed on an organization's devices, CloudReady: Office 365 Education Edition transforms existing hardware into fast, secure, and easily manageable machines that provide out-of-the-box, seamless integration with Microsoft OneDrive and online versions of commonly used productivity apps such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more. CloudReady's lightweight, browser-based design is certified to run on over 200 of the most common laptops and desktops used in education over the last decade, so schools can extend the shelf life of their existing devices to revitalize computer labs and pursue one-to-one computing initiatives.
 

Flexxible|SMB Cloud Launches at Citrix Summit to Simplify VDI, Office 365 Deployment for Small, Midsize Enterprises

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Flexxible IT, provider of turnkey enterprise computing solutions powered by Citrix technology, today announced a new hyperconverged appliance designed to help SMBs simplify the deployment, operations and support of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environments and applications, including Microsoft Office 365.

The solution-Flexxible|SMB Cloud-uses Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler as well as Microsoft Windows and Office 365 products in a 2U appliance that enterprises can install in as little as 30 minutes. The Flexxible|SMB Cloud has been verified as Citrix Ready with XenApp, XenDesktop and NetScaler. Flexxible IT is also committed to support the Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance program, announced separately by Citrix, in an upcoming release of Flexxible|SMB Cloud.

The announcement was made at Citrix Summit in Anaheim, Calif., today. Flexxible IT is a Platinum Sponsor of the event and is providing live demos in booth 206. Additionally, Flexxible IT CTO Kilian Arjona will present in a session today at 2 p.m. in Platinum Ballroom 3.

Metalogix and Orthology Enable Theotokos Foundation to Streamline MS Office 365 Management, Data Protection, Backup and DR

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Metalogix, the market-leading provider of solutions to move, manage and protect content within enterprise collaboration platforms, today announced that the Theotokos Foundation is using Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 to manage its Microsoft Office 365 environment, while assuring comprehensive backup, data protection and disaster recovery (DR) for all internal and client data. In addition, the Theotokos Foundation is in the process of planning for a SharePoint cloud rollout, for which Metalogix solutions will also be leveraged.

The Theotokos Foundation is a non-profit welfare organization that provides support, special education assistance and training to children and young adults, aged 3 to 35 with mild-to-severe learning and other developmental disabilities, as well as counseling and psychological support for their families. Established in 1963, the foundation actively promotes that for the persons living with disability and their families -- everything is achievable across all facets of life -- from education and training to social involvement.

Kaseya AuthAnvil Safeguards Microsoft Office 365 Customers

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Kaseya, the leading provider of complete IT management solutions for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and small to midsized businesses (SMBs), today announced the immediate availability of the latest release of Kaseya AuthAnvil on-demand. Delivering a new level of security all within a single identity and access management (IAM) solution, the technology now provides easy single sign on (SSO), multifactor authentication (MFA) and automated user provisioning for Microsoft Office 365.

Microsoft Office 365 commercial subscriptions have ballooned in 2016, up 40 percent from the previous year to 85 million subscribers. As companies around the world continue to embrace the shift to the cloud, millions of Microsoft Office 365 corporate users now have access to Kaseya AuthAnvil's patented password management, MFA and SSO capabilities to further secure both employee and customer environments in the cloud.

Sonus SBC SWe Lite Enables Enterprises to Virtualize Interworking and Security for Microsoft Skype for Business and Office 365

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Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, today introduced the Sonus SBC SWe Lite, a virtualized e-SBC designed for Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX deployments. The SBC SWe Lite supplements the Sonus SBC SWe, providing a virtual Customer Premise Equipment (vCPE) option for SMEs looking to virtualize interworking, security and survivability for Unified Communications (UC).

By leveraging the same management and provisioning interface as the Sonus SBC 1000 and SBC 2000, the SBC SWe Lite empowers enterprises to migrate from hardware to software without additional investments in new equipment. The SBC SWe Lite also gives customers the flexibility to deploy a virtual SBC solution on standard off-the-shelf servers or in virtualized environments. Enterprises with spare virtual machine resources available to host SBC functionality can significantly reduce the capital expenditures associated with deploying physical hardware on-premises in support of Skype for Business or Office 365 Cloud PBX. 

4ward365 Enterprise Edition Now Includes Robust Office 365 Monitoring Capabilities

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4ward, an industry-leading Microsoft Office 365 IT services company, announced today that its 4ward365 SaaS solution now includes robust monitoring capabilities for enterprises with Office 365 environments. 4ward clients now have the ability to monitor the integrity of their Office 365 service in real time, throughout the enterprise, anywhere on the globe, providing them with a holistic view of their environment. Companies with Office 365 deployments currently struggle with validating the integrity of their service in real time – typically, outages of Office 365 applications (e.g., Microsoft Outlook availability or Microsoft SharePoint search functionality) could take up to two hours to be recognized, and the time needed for resolution only adds to user/resource downtime and frustration. 4ward clients can now track outages throughout their tenants, self-report application availability, validate service integrity, and react in real time to any potential issues. In contrast to other monitoring solutions, 4ward365 does not require additional software nor administrator access into a company's infrastructure, providing safe and secure access to availability statistics without requiring escalated privileges throughout the enterprise.
 

Unitrends Connected Continuity Platform Now Encompasses Microsoft Azure and Office 365

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Unitrends, a leader in enterprise-level cloud-empowered business continuity solutions, today announced three new business continuity products. Unitrends Boomerang for Microsoft Azure, Unitrends Enterprise Backup for Microsoft Azure, and Unitrends Cloud Backup for Office 365 enable organizations to capitalize on the agility and economics of the cloud, simplify the backup and recovery process, and gain complete confidence in the recovery point to come. The new offerings enable Unitrends customers to benefit from the global scale of Microsoft Azure and backup data residing in Microsoft Office 365, the SaaS applications that millions of enterprises now rely on for collaboration and productivity.

"Business continuity is top of mind for our customers, as they increasingly look to the cloud for either the full solution, or to add that extra layer of protection. Also, as a result of explosive data growth, they need to keep a sharp eye on containing costs," said Cary Warner, CMO at Aperio IT, a Unitrends partner. "Unitrends offers the industry's broadest range of continuity solutions that enables our company to meet the unique needs of each client."

Accellion Extends Microsoft Office 365 Across the Enterprise and the Cloud

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Accellion, Inc., the leading provider of private cloud solutions for secure file sharing and collaboration that enhance data security and compliance, today announced key productivity features that add significant value to enterprise employees already leveraging Microsoft Corp. applications to find, create, edit and share enterprise content that is stored in various on-premises and cloud content systems.

Accellion's content platform, kiteworks, now extends Microsoft Office Online to content stored on-premises and in the cloud without having to duplicate files. These capabilities are largely enabled by Accellion's ongoing collaboration with Microsoft and reflect a common interest in making enterprise employees productive and more secure.