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Changes to Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits—And How We Can Help

Software Assurance is a major component of many Microsoft licensing programs. The Licensing Concierges, a team that is unique to Connection’s Microsoft Center of Excellence, keep track of all the changes…

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Put Your Excel Data to Work with Power Query

What is the greatest thing to happen to Microsoft Excel in the last 20 years? No, it is not the VLOOKUP function. In fact, this new feature that is found…

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Set Your Deployment to Autopilot with Windows 10

How do you currently deploy Windows 10 on your Surface devices? Is it through the old way of maintaining custom images for drivers for every device and deploying it manually—taking…

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Life After End-of-Life: Software Lifecycle Challenges and Opportunities

Set the Way Back Machine for July 13, 2015, the day before Microsoft officially shut off extended support for the wildly popular Windows 2003 Server operating system. On that day,…

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An Introduction to Microsoft Managed Desktop

Even though Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) has been part of the Windows 10 scene for over six months, it has been making a buzz recently. To summarize, MMD is a…

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