Windows 10 is here

Infographic: The History of Windows

By now you have to have heard that windows 10 was released today and if you are running windows 7 or 8.1 you can upgrade to 10 for free!   At home I still have windows 7 and plan on doing a fresh install to start nice and clean. I have ran the preview versions […]

Office 365 Delve Blogs Explained

I started using sharepoint at work with the free version based off sharepoint 2007. Yes its still running one large wiki that didn’t get moved to our full 2010 install. I’ve now moved onto o365 and don’t deal with sharepoint admin, but I like to keep up on the new features. Personal blogs in sharepoint always […]

Managing Azure Active Directory joined devices with Microsoft Intune

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve talked to customers about a future scenario where they can finally tell their mobile end users: “Here’s a stipend, now go to an electronics store and buy a device for work.” Another variation of that discussion is simply sending a factory-imaged device from your OEM directly […]

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

Hard Drive Repair by wwarby

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. […]

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