O365 Tidbit – Azure On-premises Data gateway

Hello All, The Azure On-premises Data Gateway is designed to facilitate secure communication between cloud resources like PowerApps, Flow, PowerBi and Azure Analysis and your on-prem resources like SQL, Files, or SharePoint.  The gateway has several requirements On-prem server to install the gateway to Tenant id Azure Gateway Cloud Service and Azure Service Bus Opening…


O365 Tidbit – Antivirus protection for SPO and ODfB

Hello All, Another discussion crossed my inbox that I thought I would share. Files are scanned for viruses after they are uploaded. If a file is found to be infected, a property is set so that users can’t download the file from the browser or sync the file in the OneDrive for Business client. Note…


O365 Tidbit – Reminder on restore capabilities for EXO, SPO and ODfB

Hello All, This came into my inbox as a larger discussion so I thought I would compile this information and provide it to you. As a great start when discussing restoring or backing up in Office 365 I would suggest reading thru the Data Resiliency in Office 365 document.  Once done with that article here…


Playing with Cortana on Invoke

Hello All, I was very surprised and excited to discover that Microsoft has teamed up with Harman kardon and produced a smart speaker with Cortana, the device has been named Invoke.  I personally have been waiting for a device like this so I of course had to buy it 🙂 I got it on Sunday…


O365 Tidbit – What office client are you using

Hello All, A customer of mine just got hit by this so I figured I would make sure you saw it again as well. Effective October 13th, 2020, Office 365 will only allow Office client connectivity from subscription clients (Office 365 ProPlus) or Office perpetual clients within mainstream support to connect to Office 365 services….


Azure Tidbit – Big data analyzing

Hello All, Saw this and thought everybody might find this of interest. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/a-technical-overview-of-azure-databricks “Enter Databricks. Founded by the team that started the Spark project in 2013, Databricks provides an end-to-end, managed Apache Spark platform optimized for the cloud. Featuring one-click deployment, autoscaling, and an optimized Databricks Runtime that can improve the performance of Spark jobs…


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, I Hope your table is full of food and laughter, enjoy the time with family. Pax


O365 Tidbit – Governance guidance for O365

Hello All, With new features being introduced to O365 and the growing foot print you have in O365 it is very important to consider Governance to insure that you maintain a manageable presence for your sanity and your end-users sanity.  I’m going to walk thru some of the things you should be considering when you…


SharePoint Tidbit – Enabling license enforcement

Hello All, I have a customer who recently wanted to create a mixed license farm, and here are the steps I sent him.  In this scenario they had an enterprise licensed farm and wanted to enforce Standard licensing on a specific group of users. Since they had multiple domains they are going to need to…