Planning your Microsoft Application Strategy in a Cloud Crazy World

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 ...

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

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, ...

Monitoring DMZ and Workgroup Systems with OMS, Part I

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 ...

SQL Server in the Azure Cloud: IaaS versus PaaS

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 ...

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

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 ...

Migrating File Shares to OneDrive and SharePoint Online, Part 1

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 ...

SharePoint Intranet: Seamless Collaboration for Mobile Workers

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 ...

System Center 2016 Simplifies Management of the Modern Data Center

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. Microsoft System Center 2016 enables organizations to control data, devices and applications from a common ...

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server 2016

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 ...

Does It Makes Sense to Move Your SQL Database to the Cloud?

Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) is a relatively new entry in the field of cloud-based deployment models, but it’s rapidly gaining in popularity. According to a new study by research firm Technavio, the DBaaS market is expected to see spectacular growth, with a compound annual growth rate of more than ...