Thought Leadership

Say Goodbye to On-Prem Domain Controllers with Azure AD Native Join for AVD

June 28, 2022

Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is once again pushing the boundaries of virtual desktop technology. The long-awaited Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) native join capability will address a significant gap in the product offering.  Azure AD native join will allow users to fully manage their virtual environment without any need for extending existing or creating new legacy Active Directory infrastructure in the cloud.  Now, this might sound like a bunch of unintelligible tech [...]

Microsoft NCE: What You Need to Know

February 14, 2022

What is Microsoft NCE   On March 1st, Microsoft is making changes to their licensing pricing. They are calling this the Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE). The NCE is meant to simplify and streamline how you buy from Microsoft.  You will not lose functionality with this change.  The transition must be completed by June 30th, 2022. What does it mean for your organization  This will have an impact on your business. Microsoft is encouraging moving awa [...]

Making an Impact with Microsoft Power Platform

November 30, 2021

Power Platform consists of four Microsoft applications: Power Apps, Power Automate, Power BI, and Power Virtual Agents. Launched in 2019, these four applications sit on top of and pull data from Common Data Service (CDS), Microsoft’s underlying data storage and management platform. Power Platform also can extract data from any number of external data sources, like third-party data platforms (i.e. Google Analytics, QuickBooks) or internally maintained databases (i.e. manually produced Excel fi [...]

Technology Supply Chain Challenges Continue

October 15, 2021

Today, we are seeing continued and unprecedented demand across all types of technology become more severe, as the economy continues to grow. As you might hear in the news, the entire technology industry continues to be faced with severe shortages in raw materials and component parts. There are three areas causing the most challenges: Logistical challenges & unreliable shipment dates - In addition to the product/component/raw materials shortages, global logistics is suffering from severe [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – June Updates

June 23, 2021

June has been quite a month for Azure Virtual Desktop. Microsoft remains committed to actively reading user’s suggestions and implementing real and substantial change. Some of those changes will be rolling out soon, so we have taken the liberty of preparing a list summarizing the biggest changes announced this month for AVD.   The Name Change  Probably the most noticeable change to AVD is the fact it is now [...]

Azure Virtual Desktop – Why Make the Switch

June 17, 2021

With the events of the past year still fresh in our minds, it is more important than ever to regard technology as an integral business partner rather than simply a tool. Not only that, it is evident the flexibility offered by technology plays an important role in the overall functionality of the business. Many organizations are struggling to find that perfect solution to bridge the gap between home and office work for their employees. It might be time to investigate Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). [...]