Microsoft recently announced the availability of Microsoft Defender for Business Servers - an add-on to Defender for Business that enables you to secure your server operating systems with the same protection you get for client devices. We unpack what that means, licensing and subscription costs and why you should consider it for your business.
KPMG New Zealand and Umbrellar Powered by Pax8 have today announced a partnership to provide end-to-end delivery of cloud transformation for New Zealand organisations.
Migration to new hyperscale datacenter region promises greater innovation, sustainability and skills to deliver the future of transport.
In the latest Work Trend Index Pulse Report from Microsoft, new data points to three urgent pivots for leaders to help employees and organisations thrive.
If the whole DAP/GDAP transition has you scratching your head, don’t worry. We go through what it all means, what you need to do and why this is actually a very good change of policy from Microsoft.
Umbrellar CEO Dave Howden and Vanessa Sorenson, Chief Partner Officer A/NZ and Managing Director Microsoft NZ, catch up on all the dramatic changes since their last podcast chat - her roles, the pandemic, new data centres for the region and the integration of Australia and New Zealand in the Microsoft world.
Microsoft's datacentre region will be powered by 100% carbon free energy from Day One. Russell Craig, Microsoft New Zealand's National Technology Officer, shares what this investment in our technological and environmental future will look like.
Umbrellar CEO David Howden and Head of Business Operations Nadia Phillips took some time out to talk to Microsoft's Patrick Quesnel and Jimmy Kerr about the upcoming launch of the new Microsoft datacenter region in New Zealand. Are you ready for it?
CEO Dave Howden and Head of Business Operations Nadia Phillips share the background story behind the recently announced purchase of New Zealand company Umbrellar Cloud Ltd by US-based cloud technology distributor Pax8.
Pax8 recently announced the acquisition of Umbrellar, the New Zealand award-winning, services-led Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider. So what does this mean for the Aotearoa New Zealand cloud ecosystem in general - and Umbrellar and their customers in particular? We go through the background and unpack why this is a win-win for everyone.
Pax8, the leading cloud commerce marketplace, today announced it has acquired Umbrellar, the services-led Microsoft cloud solutions provider currently offering cloud managed services, migration, advisory services, and cloud procurement for over 1,000 New Zealand businesses.
Binokula, created by Stellar Consulting Group, offers Power BI users important functionality that allows you to securely share Power BI reports beyond your firewalls. We highlight recent updates to the platform that make your data and analytics life even easier.
New Zealand is one of a handful of countries taking the ambitious step of legislating their commitment to net zero by 2050. Microsoft have partnered with Goldsmiths, University of London, to develop "Accelerating the journey to net zero: A blueprint for New Zealand Aotearoa" - a report designed to help you on your journey to net zero.
Microsoft innovation partner Aware Group has appointed The Instillery founder Mike Jenkins to chair its board, with CEO Brandon Hutcheson keen to focus on a new three-year plan, Series A capital raise and acquisitions.
2degrees is once again Fighting for Fair for Kiwi Business, this time working with Microsoft and Umbrellar to deliver a streamlined ride to the cloud, with the launch of its new Cloud Navigator service.
Enghouse Interactive, Microsoft and Umbrellar have partnered to harness the power of Azure, establishing an Australian and New Zealand node to make shifting your customer service operations to the cloud easier.
Mobile Mentor rounds out their Zero Trust series with a summary of "Six pillars of Modern Endpoint Management" and a link to download the full whitepaper. It highlights why we can't continue with legacy IT operations and how disrupting the status quo will have your IT team thanking you.
The last two years have profoundly changed how we live our lives, with the PC playing a more meaningful role than ever. New behaviours that were born out of necessity have evolved into habits as people and organisations reevaluate priorities through a new lens.
The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards acknowledge outstanding successes and innovations by partners in over 100 countries and in a wide variety of categories, including partner competencies, cloud to edge technologies, entrepreneurial spirit and social impact.
Microsoft’s Digital Defence Report for 2021 is a sobering read. Over its 134 pages, it catalogues the sophisticated playbook of a global network of cybercriminals.
Winning the 2021 Reseller News NZ Partner Innovation - Collaboration award is just the icing on the cake for Umbrellar. They're more excited about the successful partnership with Medtech and Augen that has led to building a New Zealand healthcare solution platform that's saving lives by empowering doctors to focus on diagnosing and curing their patients. Built in the cloud, the ALEX platform is already proving its worth in the NZ health sector and is readily available to other countries such as Australia, Ireland and the UK.
Demand for data and digital services is expected to continue its exponential growth over the coming years, with global internet traffic projected to double by 2022.
Microsoft New Zealand has welcomed the signing of a three-year cloud services agreement that will see the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) do more with data to help prevent re-injuries and address inequities of care around New Zealand.
Previously known as the Microsoft Sustainability Calculator, the Emissions Impact Dashboard equips organisations with the critical insights needed to make more informed, data-driven decisions about sustainable computing.
Created 20 years ago, The Microsoft Open License program was designed for small and midsized customers to buy multiple perpetual software licenses at a volume price. In a recent announcement, Microsoft is transforming its commerce platform to benefit both customers and partners alike.
As of 5 October availability of Windows 11 begins through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs pre-installed with Windows 11.
When it comes to protecting your digital identity, passwords are hardly the best method of authentication. They’re easy to forget, they’re easy to lose, and oftentimes you can even find them floating around on the internet if you’re not careful.
A discussion that explores why security and privacy are universal and critically important underpinnings for all modern organisations.
Umbrellar, New Zealand's leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider to business, government, healthcare and CSP resellers, announced today that it has earned the coveted Microsoft Windows Server and SQL Server Migration to Microsoft Azure advanced specialisation.
ANALYSIS: With Windows 11, Microsoft is aiming for a sleeker, less-intrusive operating system that throws the door open to mobile app developers seeking access to the world’s most popular operating system.
If your competency anniversary date is between January 1 and June 30, 2021, Microsoft are extending your existing competency or competencies through your anniversary date in 2022.
Microsoft has another anchor tenant lined up for the new data centre region it will open here, with BNZ moving in as part of a major cloud migration push at the bank.
As Microsoft announced in September, they are continuing to expand opportunities for partners in the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program and improve commerce capabilities to support customers and partners with a streamlined buying experience.
New customers save 30 percent on Windows Virtual Desktop computing costs for D-series and Bs-series virtual machines for up to 90 days when using the native Microsoft solution. Redeem the offer directly in the Azure Portal before March 31, 2021.
To help your co-sell experience with Microsoft, we would like to invite you to an exclusive deep dive session on co-sell and commercial marketplace in Partner Center. The purpose of the session is to help you actively co-sell with Microsoft via Partner Center and to share the commercial marketplace opportunities.
Coinciding with this week’s Kubecon and Open Azure Day virtual events, today Microsoft have announced the general availability of Azure Hybrid Benefit functionality for Linux customers, allowing you to bring both your on-premises Windows Server and SQL Server licenses, as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) subscriptions to Azure.
The Microsoft Security Partner Development team would like to invite you to their Partner Azure Security Deep-Dive, 14-17 December, 15:00–20:00 GMT+13.
Explore the future of data and analytics with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and other industry experts. We’ll show you how to create a flowing continuum of trusted, accurate data and timely, actionable insights.
The APAC Business Applications R.U.N. (Readiness, Update, Networking) Webinar is a half-yearly event where Microsoft highlights important updates to Partners for Dynamics 365 & Power Platform.
A new SaaS platform being launched this week promises to shave months off business set-up times for aspiring Cloud Service providers - and save customers thousands of dollars as well.
You are invited to a virtual bootcamp: Managed Service Provider (MSP) Azure Day, where we will be offering insights and resources to help MSP’s build and grow a successful cloud practice in Azure.
Starting this quarter, we are launching SureCert for New Zealand to support our local Partner channel in upskilling and attaining Microsoft Certifications.
Each month, we provide you with the latest Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program information, launch news, updates, upcoming webinars, and more to help you drive efficiency, scale, and business growth.
Investments by Amazon and Microsoft point to a market with strong growth potential in the digital space, pandemic resilience and faith in our local networking infrastructure.
Evolve your go-to-market plans and offerings and gain clarity on the end-to-end connections between sales and marketing efforts and a prioritised plan to stay on track to completion.
To help customers experience the best of what Microsoft Teams can offer in meetings and calling, Microsoft have announced new promotional offers with significant cost savings for CSP customers.
Microsoft is launching a series of virtual training events focused on the Cloud Adoption Framework and the Well Architected Framework for you and your organisation to participate in.
Microsoft went fully virtual for Ignite 2020 which didn't stop the Redmond giant from releasing a stack of new product updates for everything from Azure to Teams to Power BI.
Umbrellar is largely known as New Zealand's first provider of the Microsoft Azure Stack. Our Partner network also know us as their Cloud Solution Provider.
From facial recognition to electronic voting, Microsoft has made proactive moves to be part of the solution rather than waiting for regulators to move in.
Microsoft Teams service – an Office 365 collaboration hub – is rapidly scaling at a faster rate than ever before, with the most recent numbers at more than 44 million daily users.
Microsoft co-founder and social technologist, Bill Gates, is stepping down from the company’s Board of Directors into a Technology Advisor role to concentrate more on his philanthropic initiatives, the company announced Friday afternoon.
‘Interactive sessions, expanded collaborative aims, big keyword push’ – a cloud engineer’s take on Microsoft’s Ignite 2019
At this year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, industry experts shared the latest and greatest in cloud and business development technology.
The impending launch of Microsoft’s first data centre in New Zealand promises greater opportunities for local businesses looking to scale.