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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


Book Review: Digital Wars by Charles Arthur

Aidan Finn reviews a book that takes a historical look at the rise of Apple and Google to rise from the shadows of Microsoft's then monopoly.

Apr 21, 2015|Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2016

Microsoft’s Nano Server is All About the Cloud

Microsoft currently offers both on-premises Windows Server versions and Azure...

Apr 9, 2015|Paul Thurrott


Microsoft Outlines Its Plan to Evolve SharePoint for the Cloud First, Mobile First Era

While “mobile first, cloud first” has caused some confusion and...

Feb 3, 2015|Paul Thurrott


An Overview of the Microsoft Cloud Platform System

Aidan Finn gives an overview of Microsoft's Cloud Platform System, which is the company's cloud-in-a-rack solution built on Dell hardware.

Nov 19, 2014|Aidan Finn

Active Directory

Test Connectivity to an Active Directory Domain Controller from a PC

Daniel Petri provides some tools and techniques to test connectivity from a Windows PC to an Active Directory Domain Controller.

Jul 24, 2014|Daniel Petri

Microsoft Azure

Using the Microsoft Azure IaaS Cost Estimator Tool

The Microsoft Azure cost estimator tool can help you determine what resources to move to the cloud, but Aidan Finn points out some glitches that need fixing.

Jul 8, 2014|Aidan Finn

Exchange 2013

New Features in Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1

Microsoft Exchange 2013 SP1 is a solid update. Check out its new features, including Windows Server 2012 R2 Support, Show Command Logging, and more!

Apr 29, 2014|J Peter Bruzzese


How to Fix Skype Not Displaying Full Screen During Screen Share

Have trouble getting Skype to share screens properly? Check out this quick how-to on how to solve a common Skype problem.

Apr 23, 2014|Jeff James

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