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SoftwareONE Launches Security for Microsoft 365

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SoftwareONE, a leading software and cloud portfolio management provider, announced that it has launched Security for Microsoft 365, a new managed service that enhances the security of Microsoft 365 environments as well as manages and protects users, devices, applications and information from advanced security threats. In a mobile-first, cloud-first world, the attack surface has expanded past the traditional IT perimeter and enterprises need to manage identities, protect devices, govern and manage Shadow IT, and make sure sensitive information is safeguarded.

Security for Microsoft 365 is powered by Microsoft 365 and includes Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security to help enterprises stay ahead of advanced security threats as employees become more mobile and cloud services are adopted across the organization. SoftwareONE plans, configures, implements and supports the solution to meet customer business requirements. Microsoft 365 provides security capabilities including identity management, mobile device management, endpoint protection, advanced threat protection and cloud application security. Security for Microsoft 365 will help enterprises prioritize and deploy the capabilities taking into account business, security and compliance requirements.

Synology Announced the Release of Two New Active Backup Applications

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With more organizations operating across physical, virtual, and cloud platforms, it becomes a challenge to IT departments to ensure the safety of the growing data across this cross-platform environment. To address this problem, Synology provides a new, all-in-one solution that closely integrates software and hardware for businesses of varying scale.  

Two new backup applications were announced by Synology as part of its Active Backup suite of packages: the official version of Active Backup for Office 365 that supports SaaS cloud backup, and the beta version of Active Backup for Business that provides data availability for workloads in physical and virtual environments. 

Active Backup for Office 365 employs single instancing technology to not only help businesses with the management and availability of Office 365 data, but also significantly lower the space occupied by backups. The content search function is particularly geared toward combing through content in mail and attachments, enabling users to find the mail in need of recovery in the shortest time.

Unitrends Extends Cloud Backup Solutions with Spanning Partnership

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Unitrends, the global leader of all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity solutions, today announced expanded cloud backup solutions for Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and Salesforce through a new technology partnership with Spanning Cloud Apps. This key partnership between two leaders in cloud backup will enable customers to protect critical software-as-as-service (SaaS) data without slowing performance or overburdening their IT staff.

"Both Unitrends and Spanning enable enterprises to have peace of mind about their data by providing enterprise-class backup and recovery software that's well designed and easy to use," said Paul Brady, CEO of Unitrends. "As our customers increasingly rely on cloud-based SaaS applications, their data protection needs could become more complex. Spanning Backup solutions reduce that complexity by bringing Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce into our portfolio of data protection."

Demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 Accelerates as Enterprises Move to the Cloud

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Veeam Software, the Availability for the Always-On Enterprise innovator, today announced that it has experienced strong - and accelerating - demand for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 since the product's initial release. Over 25,000 organizations have downloaded the software, representing in aggregate more than 2.3 million Microsoft Office 365 users. From Q2 2017 to Q3 2017, sales for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 grew 83 percent. In the most recent fiscal quarter, from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017, sales grew even faster with the release of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v1.5, at 327 percent, accelerating Veeam's overall momentum - and reporting 4 consecutive quarters of growth.

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 provides organizations additional options to protect their data on top of the automatic data replication Microsoft provides across its data centers, as well as native resiliency controls available in Office 365. This combination lets companies have complete control of their data and ensure availability to their users.

 

FileCloud Joins Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program

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FileCloud, the leading file sharing software ensuring enterprise control in the cloud, today announced that it has officially joined the Microsoft Cloud Storage Partner Program. As part of Microsoft’s Cloud Storage Partner Program, FileCloud will enable Office 365 business users to open, edit and save changes to remote Office files stored in FileCloud using a web browser. Importantly, users can co-author and collaborate on documents in real time on Office documents stored in FileCloud from anywhere.

Since its inception, FileCloud continues to break barriers and offers unique customer choices. FileCloud gives Office customers a seamless experience when working with Office documents regardless of how they are accessed or where they are stored.
 

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.