We’re proud to announce that we have been awarded the Microsoft silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solution Provider competency. This achievement further solidifies our relationship with Microsoft and demonstrates our dedication to our customer’s cloud licensing requirements.
Databias is a proud Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and long-time member of the Microsoft Partner program. We’re a cutting edge South African hosting and cloud services provider but, most importantly, we’re fanatical about support. We believe that Microsoft offers the best business products on the market and when you purchase your Microsoft licensing through Databias you can rely on knowledgeable, personalized customer service and localized support for the best user experience ever. Continue reading “Why choose Databias as your Microsoft 365 reseller”
We have received reports from several customers indicating that the recent SEACOM outage (and subsequent diversion of international traffic over an alternate undersea link) has been causing problems when accessing 365 mailboxes. We urge all customers to try using different connectivity providers when trying to resolve these issues.
Great news Mac users: Office 2016 for Mac just received a major update. The latest update (version 16.9) includes the following much needed functionality:
Microsoft Teams is an entirely new experience that brings together people, conversations and content—along with the tools that teams need—so they can easily collaborate to achieve more. It’s naturally integrated with the familiar Office applications and is built from the ground up on the Office 365 global, secure cloud. Continue reading “What is Microsoft Teams?”
Microsoft’s OneDrive is a cloud-based storage solution similar to Dropbox. Onedrive stores folders, documents, Photos and other digital media. It syncs with a specified folder on your Desktop. For example; My Documents.
Onedrive is intended for Consumers to easily share content with others. Additional storage is available at a cost. Continue reading “OneDrive vs OneDrive for Business”
The licensing around Microsoft Project is very confusing at first, with numerous articles on the web showing contradicting information. Microsoft retired and renamed some of the licenses which caused some confusion, see this article from Microsoft for more information.
The information below should clarify the licenses and tell you what they are used for, as well as for who they are best suited for. Continue reading “Microsoft Project licenses explained”
Yesterday Microsoft announced the next major update to it’s Office productivity suite, due for release in the second half of 2018. Continue reading “Microsoft announces Office 2019”
After running a hosted Microsoft Exchange service for the last 7 years, Databias has made the difficult decision to wind down the product and migrate all existing customers to the 365 platform. Although the Exchange cluster we operated had well over 99.9% up-time over this period, we could not compete against the aggressive pricing offered by our supplier, Microsoft, in the form of their 365 cloud email service. This fact, coupled with the benefit that 365 users get with Microsoft’s other cloud products, such as Azure, made our move to the cloud that much more appealing. Continue reading “What happened to the Databias hosted Microsoft Exchange?”
We often have people asking us questions about the different types of Microsoft 365 licensing and what would suit their companies requirements the best. Continue reading “365 ProPlus or 365 Business? Is there a difference?”