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Microsoft Navigator Monthly | October 2019

Microsoft | Posted on October 5, 2019 by Susana Byun

Here are your top 8 must-read Microsoft announcements from October 2019 curated by Softchoice:

News and Updates:

Key changes to Software Assurance coming in 2020

Software Assurance for Volume Licenses consolidates all the benefits of Microsoft enterprise software into one cost-effective program. Microsoft has announced key changes taking effect next year.

Find out what’s changing


Paid Windows 7 ESUs now available to SMBs through 2023

To help customers stay secure during the move to Windows 10, Microsoft has made paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESUs) available to customers of all sizes until January 2023.

Get the details


Azure Sentinel gets general availability

Azure Sentinel – the first security information and event management (SIEM) to use cloud-based AI and machine-learning to keep pace with evolving threats – is now in general availability.

Find out what it can do


Introducing monthly billing for Azure reservations

Before now, Azure reservations required payment up front. Microsoft has introduced monthly payments for reservations, dividing the total cost over each month of the term.

Learn how you can benefit


Windows Virtual Desktop goes global

With Windows Virtual Desktop, you can deploy and scale your Windows desktops and apps on Azure in minutes. The good news: Microsoft has announced its general availability worldwide.

Read the announcement


Make way for meaningful collaboration

Today, many organizations look to Office 365 and Microsoft Teams to enhance end-user collaboration and productivity. But without the right approach, many fail to realize the full investment value.

Explore Microsoft collaboration solutions


Top 5 productivity tools in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is designed to overcome traditional barriers to productivity in the workplace. In our recent article, we explore the best of its productivity-boosting features and functionality.

Read the article


Modern collaboration: Some S.A.G.E. advice

In the digital world, “disrupt or be disrupted” is the law of the land – and collaboration is no exception. Follow these 4 steps to create a winning strategy for collaboration and end-user productivity.

Read the article


Events & Webinars:

Webinar: Accelerating Teamwork Securely with Teams

Today’s workplace requires a seamless, secure and agile teamwork experience. Join our experts to learn more about how to reduce complexity and drive adoption without compromising security.

Date: October 23 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:00 pm (ET) | 11:00 am (PT)

Register now


Special Webinar Series: Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In honor of International Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this October Softchoice is hosting a special webinar series covering the latest in cybersecurity.

Learn more about our topics


Softchoice Social Hour at Microsoft Ignite 

Join us for an exclusive social hour at Marlow’s Tavern in Orlando for the Microsoft Ignite conference!

Date: November 6 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (ET)

RSVP now


Teams Collaboration Discovery Series

Collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams have a huge productivity impact on end users. Discover which solution is the best fit for your business and explore how to build your implementation plan for optimal productivity.

Calgary, AB: October 29 (Tuesday) Register now

Plano, TX: November 13 (Wednesday) Register now

Montreal, QC: November 21 (Thursday) Register now


Azure Boot Camps

Managing the transition to Azure often poses big challenges. Our Azure Boot Camp sessions will give you the building blocks to use Microsoft Azure to achieve your cloud goals.

Chicago, IL: November 12 (Tuesday) Register now

Atlanta, GA: November 13 (Wednesday) Register now

Seattle, WA: November 20 (Wednesday)  Register now


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