What’s New in Sametime 11

Let me start by taking a trip down memory lane. Two years ago in Washington DC at CollabSphere 2017, I attended a session on Sametime’s roadmap that was presented by Pat Galvin, who is the Director over Sametime development. In that session, Pat stated that while a delivery date could not be guaranteed due to the sheer volume of development Read More

Modernize PowerShell to Enhance Office 365

Modernize PowerShell to Enhance Office 365   For the last 10 years, Microsoft has been saying that the single most important skill for an administrator is proficiency with PowerShell. In 2019, that is true more than ever, as PowerShell commands impact Microsoft’s major technologies of Office 365, Teams, Exchange, SharePoint, OneDrive, etc. However, the problem for most organizations is they Read More

Managing Microsoft & The Death of SCOM?

Back in March, Microsoft announced that it was time to say goodbye to their internal instance of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) in favor of Azure Monitor. While SCOM is still available for clients, Microsoft has identified that using a native Azure service like Azure Monitor will be considerably more agile and future-proof for their primarily Cloud landscape. Dana Baster, Read More

DominoV10: One last time….

Since the late 1990’s, I have made a trek to Lotusphere/Think as a way to boost knowledge and interact with colleagues in the Domino space. Knowing that this will most likely be my last IBM sponsored conference made Think 2019 bittersweet. Having the opportunity to present a session definitely enhanced the experience. The quality of the collaborative solutions sessions were Read More

Microsoft Exchange: Automating PowerShell Commands

Enable any user to run PowerShell commands using a drop-down menu from the PowerScripts Library. Automate Administrative Tasks with PowerScripts PowerShell is the primary scripting language that Microsoft utilizes to allow administrators to make changes to their environment. Running PowerShell scripts against Exchange environments is also a great way to monitor availability and gather performance metrics. As most Exchange admins Read More

Give Us A Verse, Drop Some Knowledge

At CollabSphere 2018 there were presentations on Verse on Premises. I included a mention of Verse on Premises in my presentation that discussed Domino as a Web Server. Verse is just another way of displaying a Domino mail file. Think of this in the same manner as the Notes client and iNotes. You can view your mail file using the Notes Read More

Domino Server Security – There are 10 Things You Need to Know

In the past I have rolled my eyes at top 10 lists. Then, about a year ago I became enthralled with the “Hamilton” soundtrack. Composer Lin Manual Miranda conveys the concept of duels in “Ten Duel Commandments”, listing the 10 rules of engagement. Towards the end of the musical, the 10 list is reprised in The “World Was Wide Enough,” Read More