Why choose Databias as your Microsoft 365 reseller

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”

SEACOM outage causing problems

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.

Microsoft Project licenses explained

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”

What happened to the Databias hosted Microsoft Exchange?

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?”