Microsoft Recognizes KiZAN as Industry Leader

Posted by Brad Watson on Mar 23, 2017 4:54:12 PM

KiZAN has now achieved 15 Gold Partner competencies and is the current Heartland Partner of the year. Gold competencies ensure that customers receive the highest level of technical expertise to support for their unique needs.

Numerous Microsoft Gold Competencies distinguish KiZAN as having demonstrated specific, proven skills sets for customers.

KiZAN is proud to expand its valued partnership with Microsoft and looks to add additional gold competencies in the coming year. 

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Topics: Skype for Business, Skype Operations Framework

KiZAN Sponsors Global Azure Bootcamp 2017

Posted by Brad Watson on Mar 21, 2017 3:54:36 PM

What is Global Azure Bootcamp?

On April, 22 2017 Microsoft Azure community enthusiasts and experts from around the world will gather for one of the largest global computing events on record.  

Global Azure Bootcamp 2017 is a FREE one-day training event, taking place in over 200 venues worldwide.  




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Topics: Azure

Brosteins Discuss NativeScript and Mobile App Development

Posted by Brad Watson on Mar 9, 2017 11:26:26 AM

KiZAN's own Mike and Nick Branstein  recently sat down with TJ VanToll of the Telerik Developer Network to discuss their latest book "NativeScript in Action."


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Topics: Mobile Applications, Mobile App Development

KiZAN's Branstein Bros Make Mobile App Development Easier

Posted by Brad Watson on Feb 23, 2017 10:13:30 AM

KiZAN's own Mike and Nick Branstein are brothers, well-regarded . NET developer consultants, and are passionate in their evangelism of NativeScript.

  "NativeScript is an open-source framework for building truly cross-platform mobile apps for iOS and
Android that was created and is maintained by Telerik."


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Topics: Mobile Applications, Mobile App Development

KiZAN Named Among Best Places to Work - Again

Posted by Mike Spence on Jan 25, 2017 4:33:49 PM

Initiative dedicated to identifying and recognizing Kentucky’s best employers

Louisville, KY: The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) announce KiZAN as one of the best places to work!  The competition is a multi-year initiative designed to motivate companies in the Commonwealth to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence. 


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Topics: Recognitions, Awards

KiZAN supports K-12 Tennessee LEAD 2016 Conference

Posted by Mike Spence on Oct 17, 2016 10:59:27 AM

KiZAN Technologies is a proud sponsor of the Tennessee Department of Education LEAD Conference in 2016. The conference will take place October 23rd - 26th at the Music City Center in Nashville with the theme LEADing for Readiness.

In keeping with the readiness theme, KiZAN has prepared special offers for K-12 technology professionals that align with Skype for Business communications. As an important part of any organization, communication is essential and with aging phone systems that are ever increasing in cost for maintenance and support, moving to Skype for Business has become a viable option.

KiZAN understands this need and has a long history of helping organizations within the education sector to learn what the options are and creating solutions that make sense.

We look forward to connecting with the leaders in the Tennesee education world and offering our services to help them LEAD effectively.

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Topics: Skype for Business

Microsoft EMS is now Microsoft EMS... Let us explain

Posted by Mike Spence on Jul 7, 2016 4:47:31 PM

Microsoft EMS is now Microsoft EMS... Let us explain

As of this morning, the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is now known as Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS).

All jokes about naming confusion aside, the new offering has rolled in more security-minded offerings and capabilities. More details can be found here:

For those that just want the condensed notes, here are the main changes:


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Topics: Microsoft, EMS

KiZAN Named Telerik Preferred Partner for NativeScript

Posted by Mike Spence on Jul 6, 2016 12:54:55 PM

KiZAN Technologies is excited to be named a Preferred Partner by Telerik!  Our preferred partner status is related to our work building mobile applications with NativeScript.

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Topics: Custom App Dev, Mobile App Dev

Check out this Case Study from the Microsoft Partner Network: QUADROtech Solutions and KiZAN Technologies

Posted by Mike Spence on Jul 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Read the Partner to Partner Yammer Case Study - KiZAN and QUADROtech

QUADROtech is a hybrid ISV and Managed Service Provider with a specialty in complex data migration (email archives, PST files, Public Folders, and live Exchange data) based in Europe, the US, and the UK.

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Topics: Unified Communications

KiZAN News Alert - Update KB3161606 may cause issues

Posted by Mike Spence on Jun 30, 2016 2:00:00 PM


It has been reported and Microsoft is now acknowledging that deploying KB3161606 - may cause issues with VM’s running on Microsoft Hyper-V. 

It is recommended to update the integration components in the virtual machine before applying this update to the virtual machine.   Unless you have a specific need I would avoid applying this rollup for the time being until Microsoft can get everything sorted out.


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Topics: Virtualization