(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Office 365 vs Office 2016 vs Office Online

Today’s Tip… Ran across this article. It can help you understand the difference between the options available for purchasing Office or Office 365 or simply use what’s available for free through Office Online. https://support.office.com/en-US/article/What-s-the-difference-between-Office-365-and-Office-2016-ed447ebf-6060-46f9-9e90-a239bd27eb96

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Conditional Access preview for Office 365 Exchange and SharePoint Online

Today’s Tip… With this new preview feature, learn how you can set up policies to control access to Office 365 resources based on either always requiring MFA, or require MFA when not coming from a certain IP range, or block access completely when not coming from a certain IP range. For more information about Conditional…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Migrate distribution lists to Office 365 Groups

Today’s Tip… Scripts have been released so that you can migrate Office 365 distribution lists to Office 365 groups. Check out the following new article to help you do this… https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Migrate-distribution-lists-to-Office-365-Groups-Admin-help-787d7a75-e201-46f3-a242-f698162ff09f?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Determine if a Windows 10 PC is DJ++, Azure AD Joined, or Workplace Joined

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Three scenarios exist in which a corporate user might use their Windows 10 PC to access company resources located in Azure:  DJ++, Azure AD Joined, or Workplace join to Azure AD. This enables features such as SSO (single-sign-on) to Azure AD resources from anywhere.  DJ++ is the hybrid identity domain join feature…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: FreeBSD now available in Azure Marketplace

Today’s Tip… FreeBSD 10.3 is now available as a ready-made VM image directly from the Azure Marketplace. This means that not only can you quickly bring-up a FreeBSD VM in Azure, but also that in the event you need technical support, Microsoft support engineers can assist. As the above screenshot illustrates, Microsoft is the publisher…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Improve Azure Portal Performance

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… You can improve how quickly your resources are displayed in the Azure Portal by disabling animations in the portal settings. Click the Gear Icon in the upper right corner of the page. Select Disable under Animations. Click Apply

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Azure Resiliency Technical Guidance

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… The Azure resiliency technical guidance page provides a series of articles discussing the capabilities and limitations of the Azure platform in achieving business continuity. The information is organized into the following articles: Recovery from local failures. Physical hardware (for example, drives, servers, and network devices) can fail. Resources can be exhausted when…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: New F-Series VM Sizes

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… We have recently announced 10 additional compute optimized VM sizes. This new series of VMs, called the F-Series, are based on the 2.4 GHz Intel Xeon® E5-2673 v3 (Haswell) processor, which can achieve clock speeds as high as 3.1 GHz with the Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This is the same CPU…

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(Cloud) Tip of the Day: Lock resources with Azure Resource Manager

Today’s (Cloud) Tip… Management locks help you prevent accidental deletion or modification of your Azure resources. You can manage these locks from within the Azure portal. To view, add, or delete locks, go to the RESOURCE MANAGEMENT section of any resource’s settings blade.

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