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If you are using Hyper-V, here is my Xmas tip: Altaro Holiday Contest 2019

November 27, 2019 Leave a comment

If you are a Hyper-V or VMware user, download Altaro’s VM Backup and follow the instructions …

This Holiday Season, Altaro is helping you out with your Holiday Shopping: they’re giving you the chance to WIN fantastic gifts that you can give to your loved ones!

It’s no secret that Holiday shopping can be stressful and very time-consuming. So this year, whether you need a present for your partner, your children, your parents and in-laws, or your friends… Altaro’s got your back. Enter and share it on socials for a chance to WIN one of the Grand Prizes:

  • a Holy Stone GPS FPV RC Drone HS100,
  • an All-Access MasterClass pass,
  • Lomography Lomo’Instant San Sebastian,
  • an Echo Plus (Smart Home Hub),
  • a Wii Console & Mario Kart for Wii,
  • 2x Netflix Gift Cards of $100 each,
  • and a JBL Clip Portable Waterproof Speaker.

And guess what? For any eligible subscription they give you a guaranteed Amazon voucher!

So, if you are a Hyper-V or VMware user, download Altaro’s VM Backup and follow the instructions you will find over here to WIN these exciting prizes!

Good luck & Happy Holidays!

Categories: Cloud

System Admin horror story?

October 23, 2019 Leave a comment

I cannot imagine a person who never experienced or witness a terrible mishaps or incidents in his career in IT? From upgrades gone wrong, blue screen, backup that would not restore, server racks mounted in kitchens (yes kitchen! near to microwave, fridge, oven….)

With Halloween only a few days away, this year Altaro gathered SysAdmins’ funniest and most horrifying stories into one eBook. From tech situations to funny anecdotes, terrible mishaps or incidents with colleagues, this eBook includes real stories of what SysAdmins go through on a daily basis.

The eBook does not require registration to dwnload. Click on Download and it’s yours.

Categories: Cloud

Leave a comment, Download FREE e-book, and take a chance to win $20 Amazon vouchers!

October 21, 2019 Leave a comment
Want a chance to win one of three $20 Amazon vouchers? Download the
free eBook  and leave a comment in this post with the what
should be the topic of Altaro's next eBook?  Download the O365 ebook now!

Microsoft Office is so commonplace in the modern workplace it’s hard to imagine business without it. However, with the advent of Office 365 and Microsoft 365, there’s a lot more than Word document or Excel spreadsheets that you should be taking advantage of.

That’s why this eBook detailing everything about Office 365 and Microsoft 365 from explaining the feature sets, hidden applications, best practices, migrations, use-cases, and more are perfect.

Hurry up! You have until October 31st 2019. Winners will be chosen by lucky draw and announced after 31st October. Limited to one entry per person.

Want a chance to win one of three $20 Amazon vouchers? Download the free eBook and leave a comment in this post with the what
should be the topic of Altaro’s next eBook?
Download the O365 ebook now!

IOffice 365/Microsoft 365: The Essential Companion Guide, written by Microsoft Certified Trainer Paul Schnackenburg, is the perfect desktop reference book for current and aspiring Office/Microsoft 365 admins. It helps you squeeze even more productivity out of your workforce by explaining how lesser used apps in the ubiquitous Microsoft software package can be utilized in your business. Whether you decide to read it cover to cover, or just keep it handy for troubleshooting or as a reference, this eBook is a must-have for all Office 365 and Microsoft 365 users.

This eBook has been created by Altaro to coincide with the latest update to their easy-to-use and reliable Office 365 backup solution which is now able to backup OneDrive and SharePoint, as well as all your company’s Office 365 mailboxes, through an online console on an annual subscription.

Categories: Cloud

Office 365 or Microsoft 365? Which one is the better suited for your needs?

September 25, 2019 Leave a comment
Office 365 or Microsoft 365? Which one is the better suited for your needs?

Many people still don’t know the difference between Office 365 and Microsoft 365 and to be honest it’s not immediately clear because the names don’t really give much away. However, for businesses, and those managing IT environments, it’s important to understand the implications of choosing one over the other.

ALTARO FREE Webinar + FREE ebook – Save your seat

Luckily, Altaro are hosting a free webinar presenting the two options, their respective merits, and to ultimately help you figure out which is best for you. As with all Altaro webinars, questions are highly encouraged so if you want to directly address which package suits the specifics of your environment during the session, you can feel free to ask!

The webinar will be presented by Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze and Microsoft Certified trainer and Consultant Paul Schnackenburg on October 1st and registration is completely free.

All webinar attendees will also receive a free 50+ page eBook on Office/Microsoft 365 containing critical user information! To receive the eBook, all you need to do is attend the webinar – Save your seat

The webinar will be presented live twice on October 1st so you have two chances to attend.

· First session: 2pm CEST/8am EDT/5am PDT

· Second session: 10pm CEST/4pm EDT/1pm PDT.

It’s a nice touch from Altaro to present the webinar twice and enable as many people to join live. I will be attending the webinar, so I’ll see you there! – Save your seat!

Categories: Cloud

Azure Security Center: How to Protect Your Datacenter with Next Generation Security

July 10, 2019 Leave a comment

Security is a major concern for IT admins and if you’re responsible for important workloads hosted in Azure, you need to know your security is as tight as possible. In this free webinar, presented by Thomas Maurer, Senior Cloud Advocate on the Microsoft Azure Engineering Team, and Microsoft MVP Andy Syrewicze, you will learn how to use Azure Security Center to ensure your cloud environment is fully protected.

Expect this webinar to be packed full of actionable information presented via live demos so you can see the theory put into practice before your eyes.

Also, Altaro put a heavy emphasis on interactivity, encouraging questions from attendees and using engaging polls to get instant feedback on the session .

REGISTER NOW

The webinar covers:

  • · Azure Security Center introductions
  • · Deployment and first steps
  • · Best practices
  • · Integration with other tools
  • · And more!

Webinar: Azure Security Center:

How to Protect Your Datacenter with Next Generation Security

Date: Tuesday, 30th July

Time: Webinar presented live twice on the day. Choose your preferred time:

  • 2pm CEST / 5am PDT / 8am EDT
  • 7pm CEST / 10am PDT / 1pm EDT

Categories: Cloud

Office 365 backup

May 16, 2019 Leave a comment

Microsoft Partner Altaro launched a new solution incorporating secure storage and centralized backup management:

Altaro Office 365 Backup

Altaro Office 365 Backup enables customers to back up and restore all their company’s Office 365 mailboxes on an annual subscription. It automatically backs up Office 365 mailboxes to a secure cloud backup location on Altaro’s Microsoft Azure infrastructure and enables users to centrally manage and monitor their backups through a cloud-based management console.

Altaro successfully entered the Office 365 backup market a few months ago with its solution that enables managed service providers (MSPs) to provide their customers with Office 365 backup, recovery and mailbox backup storage services. The channel-focused company is now also extending this offering for use by businesses and organizations who do not wish to subscribe to an MSP model, and to the IT consultants and resellers that service them.

A central component of data protection strategies

As part of their data protection strategy, it is crucial that businesses back up their Office 365 mailboxes: Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, so companies risk losing critical data due to malicious or accidental incidents, such as mailbox deletion and malware attacks.

Altaro’s latest solution meets this need by providing customers with reliable and constant backup and recovery services for Office 365 mailboxes – emails, attachments, contacts and calendars – coupled with automatic storage to Altaro’s Azure infrastructure.

Convenient, fuss-free Office 365 backup and recovery

For one all-inclusive annual or multi-year fee, Altaro Office 365 Backup customers receive backup and recovery services, backup storage services, access to the cloud console for centralized backups management, and outstanding 24/7 support from a team of experts.

This means customers can avoid the headache and expense of setting up local storage infrastructure or software to save backups to. Additionally, thanks to the product automatically backing up the mailboxes several times per day, customers can literally set it and forget it.

Combatting Office 365 data loss risks

“Many Office 365 subscribers wrongly assume that their data is backed up as part of the Microsoft package – but this is not the case, as Office 365 was not intended to be a data protection tool. This means several organizations out there are currently vulnerable to data loss risks,” said David Vella, Altaro CEO.

“This is where Altaro Office 365 Backup comes in, providing robust backup, recovery, and backup storage and management services that customers can rely on,” he explained. “We’ve built on our backup expertise and proven track record in the industry to help set Office 365 subscribers’ minds at rest.”

Free trial

Resellers, consultants and organizations wishing to try the solution can do so for free and with no commitment for 30 days, by registering here.

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How to get the most out of Windows Admin Center

May 7, 2019 Leave a comment

If you already use Windows Admin Center, there’s probably a lot more to it than you realize. For those just starting out, a guidebook is the ideal way to ensure you use it properly.

Microsoft MVP Eric Siron and Altaro worked on a Ebook How to Get the Most Out of Windows Admin Center which covers what you need to get started and maximize its potential.

In this free 84-page eBook from Microsoft Cloud & Datacenter MVP Eric Siron, you’ll learn everything about the free Microsoft management tool, Windows Admin Center, from the basics of requirements, to installation, optimization, configurations, managing extensions and more!

Windows Admin Center is a browser-based app that is designed to help users easily manage servers and Windows 10 PCs. It can be used to manage clusters or even single severs which means it’s something admins of all levels should be keen to ensure they are following best practices. Although the tool is accessible, it’s importance means you won’t want to leave any stone unturned and this comprehensive guide accomplishes that.

Click HERE to download your free copy today

This eBook covers:

  • Installation
  • Getting Started
  • Full UI Analysis
  • Security
  • Managing Extensions
  • And more!

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