Using Microsoft’s new Microsoft 365 Deployment Tools

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Big changes are on the horizon for Office users and administrators. April 2023 will see security updates ending for Office 2013, while Office 2016 and 2019 will lose access to online Microsoft 365 services in October. That means it’s time to reconsider what versions of Office you’re using, and how you’re managing them.

Office 2013 and 2016 users can say goodbye to MSI installers

If you’ve stayed with Office 2013 or 2016, there are some big changes. The biggest is the end of MSI-based installers. With the release of Office 2019, Microsoft shifted to using its Click-to-Run installer technology for both subscription and perpetual releases, as well as delivering both 32- and 64-bit versions of its code to your PCs.

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With the MSI-based installers reaching end-of-life, you should start moving to Click-to-Run. Microsoft has

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An Overview of Data Modernization

Business processes are being made faster, smarter, and more efficient with modern technologies. Learn about data modernization, one of the core pillars of the digital enterprise.

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Data is a valuable commodity for companies because of its potential to power better decision-making. However, data management tools and processes must be equipped to handle the volume, velocity and variety of data that companies face today. The exploding volume of data and the many new applications that generate and consume it have created an urgent need for data management programs to help organizations stay on top of their data.

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Data management initiatives, including data integration and analytics, help organizations optimize their use of data as a strategic asset. Data modernization is a critical component of these initiatives. It addresses the challenges of legacy data management systems by moving away from

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