22 Mar

What to Do About Account Conflicts in Office 365

If you have ever experimented in an Office 365 tenant before going all in and syncing Active Directory, you may have encountered a situation in which you connected an on-premises account with a pre-created cloud account, and possibly a mailbox. A number of issues can arise from this situation, but the one most likely will be the inability Read more…

14 Mar

Things I Use: Email Management

In our last installment of Things I Use, we shared CTO Marcus Bluestein’s desktop setup. Marcus picks his technology, such as his dual monitors, carefully, with a focus on productivity and efficiency. Along these lines, he’s found an email management solution that he relies on to deal with the daily deluge in his inbox. An Outlook plugin that Read more…

07 Mar

Tick Tock, Is Your Cisco Clock Hardware Going to Fail?

Some Cisco Products Failing at the 18-Month Mark Cisco is reporting an issue with its products that we believe is going to prove consequential for a large number of businesses. The majority of our clients rely on Cisco equipment and should be aware of the clock signal component issue, which is causing equipment to fail after about eighteen months of use. Read more…

01 Mar

Fixes for Installing Windows 7 on Newer Hardware

We have discovered yet another reason to leave Windows 7 behind. New hardware—which is better, faster, and stronger—is not able to support Windows 7 without customizations. For instance, recently we (Danny Russell and Sulabh Upadhyaya) were tasked with downgrading a Dell Optiplex 7040 with preloaded Windows 10 to Windows 7, the operating system the firm Read more…

27 Feb

Device Guard in Windows 10

Overview Device Guard is a group of key features, designed to harden a computer system running Windows 10 against malware. Its focus is preventing malicious code from running by ensuring only known good code can run. In order for Device Guard to be “on” and protecting a system, the following three supporting features must be Read more…

22 Feb

Take Your RPO Down to Seconds With Zerto

Having a copy of your data offsite has always been imperative in any Disaster Recovery (DR) plan.  Back in the time before time, that was done by sending backup tapes offsite. Among our smaller clients, this was typically done once a week by a member of the firm. Our larger clients would send tapes offsite Read more…

21 Feb

Roaming Internet Explorer and Chrome User Saved Passwords with UE-V

It is possible to capture and roam user-saved passwords in Internet Explorer and Chrome with UE-V, but first you have to complete a few steps. The first thing to understand is how the passwords are stored and encrypted/decrypted on the local machine. Both web browsers leverage the Windows DPAPI (Data Protection Application Programming Inferface) to encrypt Read more…

15 Feb

The New Windows Server Licensing Model and Pricing, Explained

Windows Server Licensing Model Microsoft has changed its Windows Server licensing  model and you may need to claim your Software Assurance licenses. Failure to do so may cause you to have to repurchase new licenses with Software Assurance instead of paying the cheaper Software Assurance renewal price. Microsoft Windows Server is now licensed as a Read more…

14 Feb

Brian Spagna Named VMware vExpert 2017

Congratulations to Brian Spagna, VMware vExpert 2017! The title of vExpert is highly regarded in the world of IT and among our clients. It demonstrates not only a thorough expertise in VMware but also a record of influential contributions to the technology and community of professionals who work with it. vExperts, according to the award’s selection Read more…

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