Cybersecurity Blog

Joel Lachance

VP, Business Development

Recent Posts

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What services and features are available in the Microsoft 365 Government Cloud (GCC) environments?

By Joel Lachance on Jan 10, 2020 8:59:18 PM

Microsoft is striving to add more services and features to its GCC, GCC High and GCC DoD environments. To learn more about the services available in Microsoft 365 Government,see the following resources:

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How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)?

By Joel Lachance on Dec 20, 2019 11:27:39 AM

We are getting an unprecedented volume of phone calls and online inquiries from IT Professional who thought they would have updated their PCs to Windows 10 Pro by now, but are now asking - where can I get Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)? I need it now!!!

Topics: Windows 7
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Microsoft EMS E3 vs E5

By Joel Lachance on Oct 11, 2019 7:00:55 AM

In our last blog post, What is Microsoft EMS? we gave an overview of the 6 tools that make the Enterprise Mobility + Security suite. In this post we'll dive into the 13 specific differences between the EMS E3 and E5 licenses, so that you can decide which version you need.

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What is Microsoft EMS?

By Joel Lachance on Oct 10, 2019 9:16:07 AM

Microsoft launched the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) in March 2014, in an effort to transition from 'bolted-on' security to 'built-in' security. It was a huge bet at the time, as EMS was meant to bring enterprise-level security that Fortune 500 companies were using to small and medium businesses (SMBs).

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Office 365 Calling Plan: Ditch Your Phone Company!

By Joel Lachance on Aug 14, 2019 10:27:56 PM

Most people are still unaware that Microsoft provides domestic and international calling plans for businesses through Office 365's Microsoft Teams. What's the benefit of moving your business's phone to Microsoft? How much does it cost? Let's dig into it below!

Topics: Office 365
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Windows 7 End of Life: Should I care?

By Joel Lachance on Jul 17, 2019 10:36:45 AM

Microsoft will stop providing mainstream support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. From that day on, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 7. Companies that remain on Windows 7 will instantly become non-compliant and subject to cyber-attacks from the list of common Windows 7 vulnerabilities.

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