The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

How can you achieve up to 212% ROI or more with Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? Lower operational costs and redirect resources to more value-add projects. Costs associated with rearchitecting apps for the cloud as well as IT administrative costs will minimize.

Forrester Consulting conducted a study to examine potential cost savings from migrating on-premises workloads to Azure. Have a look.

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According to Forrester, Microsoft Azure SQL Database Managed Instance has the best ROI, with a migration payback in six months or less and a potential 212% ROI over three years.

Additionally, Azure’s intelligent database offers dynamic scalability that enables your database to transparently respond to rapidly changing requirements, and you pay only for the resources you need, when you need them.

Azure works with your on-premises investments so that customers use their same skills when they migrate, using familiar tools and features. All of this, along with easy and free migration tools, makes Azure the best fit option for your cloud needs.

FINNING digitally transforms its operations with IoT apps on Azure cloud

How do you calculate the ROI for a successful digital transformation strategy? For FINNING, it was easy: increased satisfaction and loyalty, as well as major advances in productivity for itself and its customers.

Watch this video to learn how Microsoft AzureIoT can optimize your business, and then contact us for more information.


FINNING, the world’s largest Caterpillar dealer, started its digital transformation journey with customers in mind, but soon realized that its own operations were seeing just as many benefits as its clients. Not willing to turn down an opportunity to improve, FINNING quickly learned that the data obtained from customer-facing solutions enabled it to gain insights into internal processes and become even more efficient.

Watch this video to learn how Azure IoT can have game-changing solutions that push forward internal process optimization and enhance customer satisfaction.

Protect your business: Recognize the top three security threats, plus one you may not know about

Security threats take many forms. You may know about the three most common types of cyberattacks (viruses, phishing, and ransomware), but do you know about the internal security threats your company faces?

Awareness is the first step in security and prevention. If you’re unsure of how to protect your company from cyberattacks, we can help. Check out this e-book and give us a call to get started.

This report gives detailed information on how to safeguard your customers’ data from viruses, phishing, and ransomware, plus a common security threat you may have overlooked.

The global average cost of a cyberattack is $3.6 million. But awareness is the first step in security and prevention. Check out this e-book and contact our team to learn more about how to defend your company against cyberattacks.

View: Protect your business: Recognize the top three security threats, plus one you may not know about

SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance Paper

Members of the European Union and European Economic Area pay close attention to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates data protection and privacy.

Microsoft created this informational guidance paper to support understanding of the regulations—and to offer helpful links if you need more specific information. Check it out!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in European law on data protection and privacy in the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside of these areas.

To meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, Microsoft has implemented technical (tooling) and organizational measures (processes) to ensure that data processing is in accordance with GDPR privacy regulations.

The actual path will be different for every organization, but general resources are available in a Service Trust Portal that Microsoft has created for customers to get started.

This white paper provides a good overview of GDPR and includes many links to sites with more specific information for associated topics.

View: SQL Server and Azure SQL Database GDPR Guidance Paper

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Remote staff meeting with Teams

The need for remote learning continues to surge globally due to COVID-19. Microsoft alongside many of our partners offer free tools such as Office 365 and Teams to schools.

Administrators and teachers find Teams useful not only for the classroom, but also for organizing Professional Learning Communities and Staff teams.

Attending remote meetings is easy with all the built-in features provided. We understand you may have questions on how your school can leverage remote learning and we encourage you to view upcoming and on-demand Teams webinars – sign up here: https://microsoftteams.eventbuilder.com/TeamsEducation.


It’s easy to meet through Microsoft Teams. You can invite others to meet right now, or you can schedule a future meeting through the calendar tab.

Participants can take notes, invite others, share content, and even record the meeting for team members to watch later. After each meeting, all the notes, recordings, shared files, and conversations are available for future reference.

Teams takes the stress out of scheduling, organizing and recording meetings, so you can focus on content and collaboration. Even better, Office 365 and Teams A1 is free to educators right now!

Leerwerkloket combats unemployment with Dynamics 365 Sales Professional

Is your outdated sales software creating chaos? Learn how MSDyn365 Sales Professional transformed the sales cycle for one Netherlands-based company.


Watch this video and learn how Leerwerkloket—a Netherlands-based career counseling organization—upgraded to Dynamics 365 Sales Professional, which gave them the ability to turn data into useful insights. Leerwerkloket provides services to those who are unemployed, as well as seeking a career change.

They offer personalized advice to all candidates looking for new jobs. A significant reason they chose to upgrade to Sales Pro is that it’s a cloud application running in Microsoft’s own data centers, which is fully compliant with government standards, such as GDPR.

Since the upgrade, Leerwerkloket can now gather relevant and critical data to report back to their government.