Windows Virtual Desktop Tech Fest 2021 – 25.02.2021

Windows Virtual Desktop Tech Fest 2021 – 25.02.2021

Our CTO Ryan Mangan Will be speaking at this years WVD Tech Fest 2021.

Event Summary:

“WVD Tech Fest is all about putting the knowledge and experience of the worlds leading Windows Virtual Desktop experts to use! During this free event, you will be given all the answers and insights you need to start, continue, or improve your organizations WVD journey. We promise you valuable sessions, free from marketing and sales. We promise you unique opportunities to engage with our speakers and other attendees. We promise the most knowledgeable representatives from the WVD partner-ecosystem. We look forward to seeing you, online, on February 25th 2021.”

you can register for this free event here: Registration – WVD Tech Fest 2021

For more Information, please contact us.

Partnership With appCURE

Partnership With appCURE

Systech IT Solutions are pleased to announce our partnership with appCURE (SSH2Apps Ltd).

appCURE offers a fast and flexible way to dynamically manage application transformation and delivery for both desktop and server applications.  appCURE’s unique ability to capture on-disk applications as well as their other capabilities and automation tools enable you to transform applications no matter how old or complex, ready for deployment to Modern Workspaces.

 AppCURE Studio is the only comprehensive single platform which delivers everything you need to enable your application digital transformation. including full support for Microsoft WVD, Microsoft Endpoint Manager, VMware, Citrix and Amazon Workspaces.

The key benefits:

  • Quickly migrate applications to Windows 10
  • Run 16-bit Applications on Windows 10 without the need to use a type two hypervisor.
  • Put an end to the ongoing cost of extended OS support arrangements
  • Achieve compliance and security by decommissioning legacy machine
  • Reduce the admin overhead of supporting the end of life environments
  • Package your apps in whatever format you like, MSIX, MSIX App Attach, MSI, and Self extracting.

Do you need help migrating your applications or simplifying application delivery? Get in touch and see how appCURE and Systech can help. 

Microsoft 365 Backup – Why you need a third party Backup Solution

Microsoft 365 Backup – Why you need a third party Backup Solution


In this blog, we summarise the responsibilities of Microsoft and the customer when using the Microsoft 365 service. Many are not aware of the shared responsibilities and the responsibilities for data which the customer must take care off.

One of the most common questions we receive, is “Why do we need to backup Microsoft 365, is this not taken care of by Microsoft ?” 

Microsoft offers a basic level of protection for a short period of time using data retention policies and for things like mailboxes you only have 30 days of protection. The following article by Microsoft “An Exchange Online mailbox is configured to retain deleted items for 14 days, by default. You can change this setting to a maximum of 30 days. For more information, see Change how long permanently deleted items are kept for an Exchange Online mailbox.

There is no ability available through the Microsoft 365 product to create a point in time recovery and you only have a maximum of 30 days basic data coverage, 14 days by default.

If we take a look at the three specific core services Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business data, these components are typically critical to your business. Using a third-party tool will protect from any outages, data loss and point in time recovery for all three services.

The following extract from the Microsoft Service agreement states that “We recommend that you regularly backup your Content and Data that you store on services or store using Third-Party Apps and Services” What this means, is Microsoft recommend that you use third-party backup products to protect your data. These solutions can offer a point in time recovery, as well as recovery points that can go back years whereas Microsoft can only offer 30 days.

The screenshot below shows the extract from the service agreement stating that you should use a third party.

The following article from Microsoft’s Knowledgebase article on exchange/back-up states “Point in time restoration of mailbox items is out of scope for the Exchange Online service, though there might be third-party solutions available that provide this functionality.


Microsoft offers limited protection when it comes to the loss of data and point in time restoration of mailboxes. They recommend that a third-party solution is used to protect Microsoft 365 data and clearly state that they are not responsible for customer data.

How Systech can Help

If you are looking for a Microsoft 365 backup solution, look no further. Systech is one of the leading providers for Backup solutions and specialises in Microsoft 365 backup products and services. If you are looking for a free trial from our proven vendors, or some more information on this subject, please get in touch.

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (BCDR) options for Windows Virtual Desktop – Ryan Mangan

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (BCDR) options for Windows Virtual Desktop – Ryan Mangan

Check out this Technical Session Ryan presented at the Microsoft Meets Community on the 4th of December 2020


If you want to find out more about Windows Virtual Desktop and Disaster Recovery, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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