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Adding Storage to Windows Storage Pool

Aug 1, 2018 | Tim O'Sullivan

Some time ago, I encountered an interesting issue while attempting to expand a Storage Pool for a Windows Server running Azure Backup Server/DPM. I had no luck finding a solution at the time, so I…

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…

Error: No Endpoint Listening! (but service running??)

May 11, 2018 | Ricky Lowe

Over the weekend, I deployed scheduled SharePoint Security and Windows updates to a medium-sized farm with multiple web applications. While verifying farm functionality, I encountered an error while opening documents through Office Web Apps. Examining…

What’s up with Windows?

May 8, 2018 | Rebecca Goslee

Microsoft is making new strides in their update process with Windows as a Service. Specifically, their new direction updates the process of building, deploying and servicing Windows. Us IT admins are used to seeing Windows…

The SQL Server backup shows success...but is it really successful?

May 4, 2018 | Neal Pawlowski

IT professionals often make backups of their SQL databases using either native SQL maintenance plans or custom scripts. Others leverage third-party tools, which also work well. And when the backup indicates it’s “successful,” they believe…

Office 365: Integration, Intelligence, and AI

Nov 22, 2017 | Jason Rivera

Office 365 is a collection of interconnected products and services.  The casual user may not realize how connected these services are.  You may just go to Office 365 to access Word Online.  Maybe you spend…

Change or Die

Apr 17, 2017 | Alex Hazen

Business and technology are constantly changing, if you do not follow suit you will be left in the dust to perish. This is even more obvious today than ever. The rapid change in technology is…

Bulk Custom Licensing Changes in Office 365 with PowerShell

Dec 14, 2016 | Andy Meyers

Recently, I needed to make some very specific licensing changes to thousands of users in Office 365. There’s a lot of information out there on how to assign a license plan to a bunch of…

Isilon and SmartConnect

Dec 12, 2016 | Bob Gries

Isilon Overview Isilon is Dell EMC’s scale out storage platform.  Running the OneFS operating system, it can serve as a large-scale file server, sizing from 16 TB to as much as 50 PB.  It is…

The 5 Most Important Announcements from AWS re:Invent 2016

Dec 12, 2016 | Bert Zahniser

AWS re:Invent 2016 was attended by over 32,000 enthusiasts, almost double the 2015 attendance.  Over 450 technical sessions were held over a four-day period in Las Vegas.  It was quite a conference, with AWS providing…