Cloud Computing

Access Azure Virtual Machines Using the Serial Console Recovery Tool

In this Ask the Admin, I'll show you how to access an Azure Windows Server virtual machine using the serial console independently of the OS and network.

Apr 26, 2018|Russell Smith

Office 365

Choosing the Best Mobile Office 365 Email Client

Companies that move to Office 365 have to decide what mobile email client to use. A native client that uses Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) or Outlook? In the past, the best choice was probably something like the iOS mail app. Now, Outlook is the focus of Microsoft's mobile efforts and it's where all the new functionality appears. EAS is still valuable, just less so than it was before.

Mar 27, 2018|Tony Redmond

Microsoft Azure

Everything You Need to Know About Azure Infrastructure – January 2018 Edition

It’s a new year and it’s time for new things. This month I’m starting a monthly series to summarize some notable things that have happened in Azure IaaS.

Jan 31, 2018|Aidan Finn

Windows Server

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: Earnings Special Edition

Because quarterly earnings are in the air, this edition of Short Takes focuses on Microsoft's earnings announcement this week.

Oct 27, 2017|Paul Thurrott

Microsoft Azure

Replicate Azure Virtual Machines to Another Region for Disaster Recovery

Aidan Finn discusses how to enable disaster recovery replication of Azure virtual machines from one region to another region, which will enable your services to survive a massive outage in an Azure data center or region.

Jul 12, 2017|Aidan Finn

Windows 10

After NSA Exploits Leak, Microsoft Finds Itself in an Odd Position

Microsoft has quietly patched security vulnerabilities used by the NSA after they were made public over the weekend but who tipped off Microsoft remains unknown.

Apr 17, 2017|Brad Sams

Windows Server 2016

Sponsored: Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft Nano Server

Aidan Finn and Mike Resseler discuss features and functionality available in Microsoft Nano Server.

Jan 11, 2017|Petri IT Knowledgebase

Office 365

Outlook Anywhere Gets the Bullet

Microsoft has announced the demise of RPC over HTTP (“Outlook Anywhere”) connections, which will be blocked for connections to Exchange Online from Outlook desktop clients from October 31, 2017. The year’s notice is intended to allow tenants to upgrade clients to the necessary versions.

Nov 16, 2016|Tony Redmond

Office 365

Moving Legacy Archives to Office 365 Is Painful

Migration of legacy archives like Enterprise Vault are often left as the last part of the journey from on-premises servers to Office 365. A wide range of third-party migration tools are available, but many complex twists and turns await the unwary as they cope with journal reports, archive mailboxes, splitting and explosions, and the sheer amount of data to be migrated. It’s an interesting problem to solve.

Sep 7, 2016|Tony Redmond

Cloud Computing

Using Microsoft Security Solutions Against Modern Threats

Aidan provides an overview of Microsoft’s cloud-based security solutions: Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA), Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure Rights Management Services (RMS), Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Online Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and Azure Security Center (ASC).

Jul 20, 2016|Aidan Finn

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