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Office 365 – Let’s Do this. Now What? – Part 2

Jun 20, 2018 | Mark Arnold

Continuing on from where we left off at the end of part I, let’s conclude with a few key discovery topics to ensure your Office 365 deployment is a success. Licensing Licensing has changed radically…

Azure Dynamic Queue Monitoring

Jun 8, 2018 | Vince Iovacchini

Prerequisites This article assumes you already have Visual Studio installed (I'm using VS 2017), an Azure account, and a queue ready to be monitored. What's the problem? I have these web jobs that are asynchronously…

What’s new in Windows 10, version 1803 (and what’s gone)

May 31, 2018 | Rebecca Goslee

Windows 10’s latest update, Codenamed Redstone 4 (aka Windows version 1803 (Build 17134.1)), was released online for download on April 30th. Previously known as the Spring Creators Update, Windows 10 version 1803 began actively pushing…

Getting Ready for GDPR with Office 365

May 16, 2018 | Jason Rivera

Enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will begin this May 25th. Are you ready? If not, Microsoft offers some information-protection solutions to help your organization identify, classify, and protect your data. The tools…

Which Office 365 License Do I Need?

May 9, 2018 | Jaime Perez

In our introductory Office 365 conversations with customers, the topic of licenses invariably comes up. The questions seem to always boil down to: “So, exactly which license do I need?” The answer (unfortunately) is, it…

Episode 55: Devil with EternalBlue On

Apr 26, 2018 | Anexinet

Show Notes Buffer Overflow: Devil with EternalBlue On Episode 55 vSphere 6.7, Azure Sphere, and Demonic Malware Hosts Ned Bellavance, Director of Cloud Solutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/ned-bellavance-ba68a52 @Ned1313 Chris Hayner, Architect for Infrastructure Solutions https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismhayner Longer Topics…

Adaptive Query Processing First Look: Adaptive Joins

Apr 23, 2018 | Jeff Shurak

What the heck is Adaptive Query Processing, you ask? Adaptive Query Processing is a set of improvements to query processing introduced in SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database. Adaptive Query Processing improves upon query processing by dynamically modifying…

The Awesome Power of Azure’s New Serial Console

Apr 20, 2018 | Tim Carfrey

Finally, the Azure Environment has released a critical feature missing since inception—the Serial Console. I frequently use this feature with physical and virtual servers alike. So, what exactly is it? Think of the Serial Console…

The Journey to the Personal Cloud

Apr 10, 2018 | Dan Kelley

For developers and architects, the last few years have been truly amazing! I thought we reached a peak when I was able to use complex technologies—including a clustered database, queues, and topics—to build an event-based application over a weekend. Though the logic wasn’t complex, it was amazing to setup that infrastructure…

Office 365 Discovery & Design – Where to start?

Apr 9, 2018 | Mark Arnold

There’s no denying it. The Cloud is here, and email should logically be the first thing to migrate. Email requires the most storage and—despite what Microsoft says—it consumes more IOPS (Input/output operations per second) on your storage area network (SAN) than it should. So far, so good. But how do you ensure…