Yesterday’s Cybersecurity Strategy Is Ineffective Today

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 1, 2017 8:59:47 AM


Cybersecurity is a top priority for organizations. According to IDG’s 2017 State of the CIO Report, 32 percent of CEOs want their CIOs to focus on upgrading the IT security infrastructure. That’s the same number that are wanting their CIOs to help drive revenue growth. What’s more, 51 percent of survey respondents said their cybersecurity strategy and overall IT strategy were tightly integrated. On average, 12 percent of the IT budget is earmarked for cybersecurity.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Azure, microsoft azure, cybersecurity

Planning your Microsoft Application Strategy in a Cloud Crazy World

Posted by aeadmin on Sep 20, 2017 10:21:20 AM


This webinar, given by our Senior Managing Partner, Steve Soper, provides a high-level overview of Microsoft Application deployment pros and cons of Cloud, On-Premise and Hybrid topologies.  The session will cover Exchange, SharePoint, Skype for Business (Lync) and Active Directory along with their cloud counterparts in Office 365 and Azure.  Learn some of the critical decision points and criteria to consider in developing your go-forward Microsoft application strategy.

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Tags: Adaptive Edge, adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Cloud, microsoft gold partner, Office 365

How to Enable Office 365 Group Writeback for a Hybrid Coexistence Environment

Posted by aeadmin on Apr 30, 2017 10:15:08 AM


I would like to discuss today configuring Office 365 Groups with on-premises Exchange Hybrid. Office 365 Groups is the new type of group that allows its members to collaborate efficiently through a variety of services, such as SharePoint Team Site, Yammer, Shared OneNote Notebook, Shared Calendar, Planner, and SharePoint Document Library.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Coexistence, Hybrid, O365, Office 365 Groups, SKU, Azure, Enterprise, Group Writeback, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, PowerShell, Unified Groups

Monitoring DMZ and Workgroup Systems with OMS, Part I

Posted by aeadmin on Feb 13, 2017 2:33:11 PM

Monitoring DMZ or isolated workgroup systems is one of the challenges we all face with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM). Until now, the only way to collect data and monitor these types of systems via SCOM was by installing a gateway to the management server. Anyone who has installed a gateway knows the pain I speak of.

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Tags: adaptivedge, IaaS, SQL, Technology, workgroup, DMZ, IoT, microsoft gold partner, OMS, system center

SQL Server in the Azure Cloud: IaaS versus PaaS

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 12, 2016 1:38:43 PM


In a
previous post, we discussed Windows Azure SQL Database, a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering built on Microsoft SQL Server and hosted in the Azure cloud. Azure SQL Database provides a highly available database platform with predictable performance levels and built-in disaster recovery. It uses a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployment model to provide database services to applications.  

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Tags: adaptivedge, BYOL, IaaS, Private Cloud, SQL, Technology, Azure, Cloud, IoT, microsoft gold partner, PaaS

Migrating File Shares to Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online, Part 2

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 1, 2016 9:28:10 AM


In
our last post, we began discussing the process for selecting an enterprise file-sharing platform and developing a strategy for migrating data. We examined the benefits and use cases of Microsoft OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online, as well as on-premises SharePoint 2016 deployments. We also explained how automated tools can help you analyze your file shares, ensure your data is optimized for the cloud and troubleshoot any issues that arise.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Technology, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint

Migrating File Shares to OneDrive and SharePoint Online, Part 1

Posted by aeadmin on Nov 16, 2016 7:38:59 PM


In a
previous post, we explained why you need an enterprise-class file sync and share solution to support mobile users. That post focused on Microsoft OneDrive for Business, which provides Office 365 users with a convenient yet secure way of accessing and sharing files in the cloud. Another option is Microsoft SharePoint Online, which may be a more appropriate solution depending upon your business requirements and data.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Private Cloud, Technology, microsoft gold partner, Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint

SharePoint Intranet: Seamless Collaboration for Mobile Workers

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 26, 2016 1:51:08 PM


How much of your job requires you to be physically present at work? What task cannot be performed with a mobile application? How much more productive can you be when you’re not tied to a desk? How does this flexibility improve your work-life balance and job satisfaction? The answers to these questions explain why IDC expects mobile workers to account for 72.3 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2020.

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Tags: adaptivedge, Technology, microsoft gold partner, mobile workforces, Office 365, SharePoint

System Center 2016 Simplifies Management of the Modern Data Center

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 20, 2016 12:14:38 PM


System Center 2016, the latest version of Microsoft’s data center management suite, was launched at the recent Microsoft Ignite event and is scheduled to be released this month for purchase. 

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Tags: adaptivedge, microsoft gold partner, system center

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 4, 2016 10:42:53 AM


Improved network automation was one of Microsoft’s key goals during the development of the latest version of its flagship server operating system. Windows Server 2016 achieves that with an enhanced networking stack in which software-defined networking (SDN) functionality 
is transferred directly from its Azure cloud platform.

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Tags: adaptivedge, windows server, Azure, microsoft gold partner