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The latest software news and solutions to help you assess, plan, and implement your IT projects. From articles on new or upgraded software, including operating systems and virtualization, to procurement and integration issues, such as licensing options, and more. We’ll keep you Connected with our Software News.

How to Approach Upgrading VMware ESXi v5.5 to v6.5

Still running VMware ESXi 5.5? You’re not alone. However, with support for this very popular platform having already ended and the product entering into a technical guidance phase—compounded by impending…

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Make the Shift to a Modern Device

Now Is the Time to Make the Shift to a Modern Device

There are many benefits to Windows 10, like improved security, productivity features, and simplified IT management. However, the foundation for these features is built on new modern devices. Older devices…

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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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