Microsoft Ignite 2019

• Learn innovative ways to build solutions as well as migrate and manage your infrastructure. Connect with over 25,000+ individuals focused on software development, security, architecture, and IT. Explore new hands-on experiences that will help you innovate in areas such as security, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure and development. • Find new ways to migrate legacy workloads, dive deep into the Read More

Integrating Domino and Office 365

Integrating Domino and Office 365 As I wrote earlier, I will be posting a weekly blog over the next four weeks to share with you information on Domino, Notes and Sametime 11. The fourth post will be an in depth discussion of the session Andy Higgins and I presented, which covers integrating Domino and Office 365. In the meantime here 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

SharePoint Fest Seattle

SharePoint Fest brings to you the world’s leading experts in SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Teams and Azure. Whether you are new to SharePoint or an experienced power user, admin or developer, SharePoint Fest has content designed to fit your experience level and area of interest. Our workshops and sessions are taught by Microsoft Certified Trainers, Microsoft MVPs, Microsoft Regional Directors Read More

Benefits of Using a Modern Intranet in the Workplace

For most modern digital workers today, there are two key elements that help them to remain productive throughout the workday: • Being able to easily navigate and access all business applications and digital assets in a timely manner • Being able to seamlessly communicate and converse with any member of the organization or team, regardless of their physical location. For Read More

Knowledge Management with Hoozin

Knowledge Management is subject to change. Knowledge is slipping out of those non-agile containers called folders. In the world of Hoozin, we make a distinction between two types of Knowledge Management. These are primarily: Knowledge Management is the process of creating, sharing, using and managing the knowledge and information of an organization. It refers to a multidisciplinary approach to achieving 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

Using VitalSigns to Audit Office 365 Mail Forwarding Rules

VitalSigns offers a feature called Office 365 Mailboxes & Users which offers several different ways of viewing information about how mail is used in your O365 tenant. One common concern shared by many organizations is the multitude of ways that end users can automatically forward their mail to external email addresses. Sometimes forwarding makes perfect sense, such as when a Read More

Petya Cyberattacks: How to Avoid and Defeat Ransomware

Petya Cyberattacks: How to Avoid and Defeat Ransomware Don’t let your guard down just yet. While the threat of last month’s WannaCry ransomware has just about disappeared, a new threat is already on the rise. The cyberattack is believed to have hit its first targets in Ukraine. Going after the central bank, main airport as well as the Chernobyl nuclear Read More