Top 2015 Technology Blog Roundup from SWC

January 15, 2016   //   SWC Technology Partners, , , , , , ,

Here at SWC Technology Partners, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of subject matter experts who want to share their knowledge on the latest technology news, advice, and IT management solutions with you. In 2015, we had a record number of contributors discussing everything from major Microsoft technology announcements, to new product releases, to hot IT trends, helpful how-to posts, and advice on choosing the right technology solution for your organization. Our end-of-year roundup pulls together some of the most trending technology topics in 2015 by listing our top 10 most read blogs. Enjoy!

  1. Azure Static vs. Dynamic Routing Gateways – What’s the Difference and Which One Should I Choose?
    With everyone making the leap to the cloud, it’s no surprise that we received a lot of interest in how to connect your on-premises environment to Azure. This blog does a great job of comparing Azure Static to Dynamic Routing Gateway to help IT managers make the right choice after configuring their network.
  2. Active Directory Synchronization or Federation – Which One Should I Choose?
    Moving to Office 365 is one of the best decisions your organization can make for improving workplace productivity and efficiency. However the decision between choosing Active Directory Synchronization vs. Active Directory Federation to manage user identities and credentials in the cloud is not always as clear cut. This blog provides the pros and cons to help IT managers with their decision.
  3. Managing Windows 10 Users with System Center Configuration Manager
    As hype around Windows 10 was building momentum leading up to its summer release, many businesses wanted to know how to best empower the end users after making the transition. This blog focuses on how Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) can help.
  4. SharePoint On-Premises vs. SharePoint Online (Office 365 Cloud)
    Microsoft made some impressive improvements to their cloud service offerings in 2015. As a result, many organizations were making the leap to the cloud by investing in Enterprise-level licensing for Office 365 (along with Azure), which means they also had access to SharePoint Online. This blog offers two excellent options to help organizations make the most of their cloud investments.
  5. Office 365, Azure AD and Windows 10: Domain Controller Optional
    With the new release of Windows 10, the ability to replace on-premises Domain Controllers with Azure Active Directory is becoming a real possibility. This blog explains why Azure AD could be a good option for remote machines that rarely, if ever, communicate with the on-premises domain.
  6. QlikView vs. Tableau: Which Business Intelligence Tool is Right for My Organization?
    More and more companies are looking to implement business intelligence solutions to help visualize their data and make better business decisions. This blog compares two of the most popular visualization products – Tableau and QlikView. Find out how they stack up!
  7. Skype for Business Client Release Date Announced
    The anticipation for Skype for Business reached an all-time high when the release date was finally announced. In this blog, our resident Microsoft Unified Communications MVP gives fans the big news.
  8. Skype for Business is Coming!
    One of the biggest announcements in Unified Communications was centered around the new Skype for Business release. This rebranding represented the next generation of Microsoft Lync, which combines the best of both worlds – Skype’s user experience and Lync underpinnings.
  9. Comparing CRM Software: Microsoft Dynamics vs. Salesforce
    One of the most popular requests we received in 2015 was to compare Microsoft Dynamics CRM to Salesforce. This blog delivers just that with a comprehensive breakdown of the pros and cons of each of these popular customer relationship management tools.
  10. The Ever Changing Landscape of Identity Management
    Identity management is becoming more and more complex in today’s hybrid IT world of cloud-connected devices combined with traditional on-premises environments. This blog helps IT managers get up to speed on the latest Microsoft software tools to help facilitate identity control.

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