Step-By-Step: Configuring a Hybrid Office 365 Deployment via Hybrid Deployment Wizard

Enabling secure access to data is top of mind for many organizations.  How to achieve this is the troublesome part as there is no one size fits all solution especially surrounding the security of said data and where it should reside.  Some organizations are investigating cloud enablement on behalf of their organization but sometimes data…


Step-By-Step: Enabling Customer Lockbox in Office 365

Security is always top of mind for IT Professionals.  With more people demanding access to data (via smartphones, tablets, etc), IT Professionals have been challenged in providing secure seamless access. Some have been looking to cloud services to address this need but require assistance as to where to begin. The first question usually asked is: “Who really…

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7 Reasons Why Migrating Off SQL 2005 is a Good Idea

While end of support for SQL Server 2005 SP4 came on April 12th 2011, end of extended support for SQL Server 2005 happens on 12 April 2016. That means no help and no more hotfixes from Microsoft in regards to any data still living in SQL 2005 databases. Further details in regards to this can…

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Utilizing Office 365 Staged Migration to Mitigating Risk

Currently there are three scenarios for an Office 365 Migration.   They are as follows: Cutover Staged Hybrid The Cutover scenario requires the export of all email and content of an on-premise Exchange implementation. Once completed, all the exported data is then imported to Office 365, followed by changing the MX records.   Risk to this scenario…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling A Primary AD FS Server in Azure for Office365 Single Sign-On

  This Step-By-Step will provide instruction to setup a primary AD FS 3.0 server on a Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual machine in Azure.  This post will accomplish the following: Create the Azure Cloud Service Build the Azure virtual machine Install the AD FS 3.0 role Configure AD FS 3.0 Federate with Office365 Microsoft Virtual…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit Best Practices

With Windows 8.1 less than three weeks from GA, and Windows XP less than 200 days from end of support (#EndOfDaysXP on Twitter), I thought it would be a good time to write about the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit again, but only in the context of Windows 8 Readiness and maintaining a software and…

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Feedback regarding Office license portability

Hello Folks, Yesterday, the “TechNet eNews – Revisiting Windows 8 and Your Feedback” mailing went out and in it I did “encourage you to continue to provide great feedback”. Well, provide feedback you did…. My mailbox suddenly filled with all kinds of feedback. Some was request for help troubleshooting issues, some was constructive (which I…

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Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

In my last role as a Technical Account Manager supporting large corporate and public sector customers, I often had discussions regarding moving to the latest versions of Office. Funny enough, the answer in a lot of cases was not the ones I expected (licensing and/or cost). But the fact the training budgets were cut and…

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Liste De Liens Pour Approfondir Ses Connaissances

J’ai toujours trouve que le montant d’information sur les propriétés internet de Microsoft était énorme. Il y a des moments où je me demande ou je vais trouver l’information que j’ai besoin. Surtout qu’il y a plusieurs sites. Tous avec beaucoup de ressources disponible. Microsoft Virtual Academy TechNet Office Edge MSDN Comme je suis sur…

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Listing of learning opportunities

I find the Microsoft properties vast and fertile locations to find good contextual and relevant training material. It’s true… With properties like the ones bellow, there is so much content, that it become hard to keep track of all the sessions you want to review. Microsoft Virtual Academy TechNet Office Edge MSDN   I’m always…

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