Author: Brad Sams

Brad Sams has more than a decade of writing and publishing experience under his belt including helping to establish new and seasoned publications From breaking news about upcoming Microsoft products to telling the story of how a billion dollar brand was birthed in his book, Beneath a Surface, Brad is a well-rounded journalist who has established himself as a trusted name in the industry.

How is COVID-19 Impacting Your Role as an IT Pro?

by Brad Sams

Around the globe, IT Pros are facing unprecedented challenges in their environments. From supporting hundreds, if not thousands, of newly-remote workers, handling a significant increase in VPN connections or trying to backup data that is outside the firewall – for many of us, we are in uncharted waters. At Petri, our mission is to create… Read More

Improving VDI Performance with MSIX App Attach

by Brad Sams

MSIX is a new installer technology for Windows that first appeared in Windows 10 version 1809 and it was later backported to Windows 10 versions 1709 and 1803. It replaces Windows Installer (MSI) and the APPX packaging format previously used for Store apps. MSIX works with all Win32, WPF, Windows Forms, and Universal Windows Platform… Read More

Teams/Skype Interoperability has Been Delayed

by Brad Sams

One of the big feature updates coming to Teams that many have been waiting for is the ability to chat with Skype contacts inside the Teams application. Microsoft stated that this feature would be available by the end of April but that timeline has come and gone. The company has posted a new message to its admin center and… Read More

Microsoft Lists: A New Task Tracking App for Microsoft 365

by Brad Sams

In the Microsoft portfolio, the company has several planning applications including To Do, Planner, Tasks, and previously Wunderlist. At Build 2020, they are announcing other list-style application called Microsoft Lists. Lists, as the name implies, is designed to help you manage information and organize your tasks. The app has several different access points including web,… Read More