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Problem Connecting to Remote SQL Server – “doesn’t support requested protocol”

Mar 26, 2017 | Erik Hudzik

Problem After installing a new named instance of SQL Server 2016 onto a development machine, I was unable to connect via a remote machine, but could connect locally. The named instance, MSSQLSERVER2016, was the 2nd…

Project Documentation and Specifications: Why they matter

Mar 24, 2017 | Albert Tubinas

Over the course of my career I’ve been exposed to several projects, ones where the project was explicitly described and documented utilizing preformatted corporate required templates, to projects who’s general conception was only documented on…

Managing large lists and libraries in SharePoint

Mar 24, 2017 | Nidhi Mohan

While working with SharePoint Lists and Libraries, everyone must have come across the below error: The number of items in this list exceeds the list view threshold, which is 5000 items. Tasks that cause excessive…

Use a Website for an Office Click-to-Run Update Source

Mar 16, 2017 | John Dougherty

Update Sources When developing an update plan for Office 365 click-to-run products, part of the process is deciding where the Office applications will source their updates. For smaller organizations, using the default setting of Microsoft's…

Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Outlook Client Benefits

Feb 27, 2017 | Viral Shah

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is easy, reliable, and the best way to manage customer information in all different functions such as Marketing, Sales and Services. Integrating your Microsoft Outlook account with Microsoft Dynamics CRM can greatly…

Importance of SQL Assessment

Feb 27, 2017 | Henri Arrey

Think you don’t need a SQL assessment of your environment? Well think again; most companies are in constant change and sometimes they tend to lose track of these changes in their SQL environment. A proper…

Setting Up a Raspberry Pi 3 as a Print Server

Feb 21, 2017 | Erik Hudzik

Since the dawn of the digital age, man has been trapped in a never ending struggle with printers. Total disaster. I hate printers. But this post isn’t about ranting about how terrible printers are in…

A Master Data Management Strategy for Your Enterprise

Jan 18, 2017 | Doug Wright

Master Data consist of the important enterprise “nouns” in an organization, such as Customer, Part, Account, and Product. Margaret Rouse defines Master Data Management (MDM) in “Building an Effective Data Governance Framework” as: “…a comprehensive…

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…