Microsoft rolls out new MDM for Office 365

Where I work we don’t do much in terms of supporting mobile devices. We have activesync to get email, calendars, etc. We put in our policies that we can wipe your device if you connect to the companies email, but we’ve never done it because exchange remote wipe resets the entire device not just the […]

Tech Link List

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I’m back with another tech link list for your weekend reading. Let me know what you think of these list in the comments below Citrix Receiver 4.2 Startmenu integration | Jan Hendriks Blog After a long time of waiting Citrix released Receiver 4.2. This release brings back functionality to easily integrate Published Applications into the […]

Hybrid Exchange deployments troubleshooting tools

We are running in a hybrid environment with exchange 2010, only about half our users have online archives. Most of our primary mailboxes are still onprem. We are just starting to test primary mailboxes on o365 and as part of that I’m planning to force all outgoing mail through o365 and I wanted to make […]

Vmware and the CBT issue


Yes I’m late to the game with this post, but I’m in the process of fixing it on my servers so I’m putting this post together with information I’ve found about the issue. First what is the CBT issue, basically ESX versions 5 through 6 having an issue when a vdisk is expanded when its […]

Veeam FastSCP for Microsoft Azure


We use Veeam for to backup our virtual environment and I love it. One thing beyond the backup software I like is that they continue to give back to the users. This year alone its been Veeam Endpoint Backup which is free and now they announce Fast SCP for Microsoft Azure. Nice! The cloud is […]

Weekly Link List


Its been awhile since I’ve put together my link list. So for the next few weeks, its going to be overload on the list. Hope you enjoy the weekend reading. Cloud Admin Notebook: How to run Office365 powershell session with one click If you are managing many companies through the powershell as me, it’s easy […]

Need an active directory health check?

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Active directory is a huge part of any business environment, monitoring it to make sure its healthy can be a challenge. Microsoft’s system center ops manager can do a good job with all of the health packs and monitors built into it, but its a beast and I don’t have the staff to maintain it. […]

How to diff two folders from a Windows command prompt


I was migrating files between two servers this weekend. One was our EMC VNX the other was a Nasuni filer. Nasuni has a built in migration tool using their web UI. It was working fine all week, but the night of the cut over it couldn’t complete a sync job. Since I had been syncing […]

How to find the SID for a group with powershell


We’ve been using pstenterprise to ingest pst files from outlook into o365 online archives. Starting last week it just stopped letting me log in. Working with support they wanted me to confirm the SID of the group that had access. So with this quick powershell command I was able to whip out the groups SID […]

3 ways to manage your users in the cloud and on prem

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To the cloud. To most IT people that are not in sales or a cloud focused company that saying is a bad joke. For most of us “common” IT folk, we will continue to run on our own hardware for a number of reasons (existing hardware capacity, low latency, backup requirements,etc) But even with those […]

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