Microsoft 365 (M365) tool vendor CoreView has ramped up its targeting of higher-education market opportunities with a new programme, following the launch of CoreSuite Hybrid Connector.
Shawn Lankton, chief executive officer at CoreView, said the new Lead programme aimed to deliver tools and support to help IT teams “balance” file storage and governance against “acceptable costs”.
“Faced with security risks, rising costs, limited resources and an ever-increasing number of active users, IT teams need help navigating their M365 environments,” Lankton said in a press release.
CoreView’s Lead programme support includes a “step by step” guide aimed at universities trying to adapt to Microsoft’s 1 August restriction of storage on OneDrive, SharePoint and Exchange and related Education licensing changes, the announcement said.
Microsoft’s new Education licensing model only allows 100TB of free storage across all three applications “for all tenants”. Those who need more space will have to buy it on subscription.
“Managing this data growth is crucial to prevent security risks and control costs,” said CoreView. “According to Microsoft, education is the industry most impacted by cyber-crime and CIOs are becoming more aware of data blind spots, hidden stores of data or data that exists in silos.”
Dan Flanigan, vice-president of product at CoreView, said CoreView aimed to assist long-term governance to help customers avoid unplanned costs or disruption and keep M365 users happy.
“Microsoft’s shift away from ‘low-cost’ or ‘no-cost’ storage was anticipated. Our platform, designed for M365, equips customers with rich visualisation and automation capabilities, expediting service and storage decisions,” he said.
CoreView solutions are about helping IT teams administer and govern hybrid M365 environments. CoreSuite Hybrid Connector, targets simplification of management of M365 tenants, Active Directory ‘forests’ and hybrid Exchange deployments, the company said in a September announcement.
CoreSuite Hybrid Connector is billed as enabling M365 administrators to use a single web-based interface and management layer to manage multiple directories with single- or multi- forests and domains.
This should reduce the chance of misconfigurations, inconsistencies, breaches and other compliance issues, it said.