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Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics vs. Advanced Threat Protection: What’s the difference?

Microsoft has cybersecurity products for every area of your network from on-premise servers to desktops to cloud email and storage. However, when you read through a list of names for some of the available security solutions from Microsoft, there might be confusion as to the intended use for each—mostly because the names are all so similar.

Case in point: The Microsoft “Advanced Threat…” line of products: Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics, Azure Advanced Threat Protection, Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. Within this list, there are technologies intended for either enterprise, small business or both and for on-premise, cloud or hybrid deployment.

Most importantly, they all serve different purposes and protect different areas of an organization’s infrastructure:

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Ignite 2017: What you need to know

A few members of our service team spent last week at Microsoft Ignite, the annual conference for IT admins, engineers, computer scientists and other technical folks. Most every Microsoft conference includes major product announcements, and Ignite 2017 was no exception.

Most focused on the tech side (hello, quantum computing), but there were also some product announcements that will likely affect the day to day of every employee – not just IT admins.

Here’s what you need to know:

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Microsoft and Office 365 Updates (April 2017)

 The focus of April updates in Office 365 was the ability to accelerate the internal digital transformation and to have this ability available to all organizational sizes. 

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Microsoft and Office 365 Updates (March 2017)

The biggest updates in March were all about better communication and collaboration with your team. The most notable update was the wide release of Microsoft Teams as part of Office 365.

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PTG Earns Two New Microsoft Cloud Competencies


Greenville, SC — Palmetto Technology Group (PTG) – an Office 365 Specialist and IT support company based in Greenville, SC– today announced it has renewed two of its Microsoft competencies for Cloud Productivity (Gold level) and Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions (Gold level).

PTG also earned two new competencies for Cloud Platform (Silver level) and Enterprise Mobility Management (Silver level). To earn these Microsoft Competencies, partners must pass a series of exams to demonstrate their expertise and submit numerous customer references.

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Microsoft & Office 365 Updates (November 2016)

November was all about making communication and collaboration easier with the announcement of a few new features and enhancement for already existing features:

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PTG Named 2016 US SMB Champions Club Southeast Cloud Partner of the Year

 

PTG, an outsourced IT company and Microsoft Partner, today announced it has been named Southeast Area Cloud Partner of the Year by Microsoft’s US Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Champions Club. The award recognizes the US SMB Champions Club partner who has demonstrated a commitment to Microsoft SMB Cloud business (Office 365, Azure, EMS and CRMOL) through consistent marketing of cloud services resulting in SMB customer adoptions of the Cloud solution set in Southeast Area.  Members of the US SMB Champions Club have shown dedication to arming the small business community with the right technology and services they need to be successful.
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