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 ...

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the Microsoft Cloud

Overview A disaster recovery and business continuity plan is critical to any organization’s IT operations. By designing and implementing a viable strategy, organizations can ensure systems remain available during planned or unplanned maintenance and can be recovered in the event of a system ...

Getting Started with Azure

Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, providing a variety of service that can be used without purchasing or provisioning hardware. Azure enables the rapid development of solutions and provides the resources to accomplish tasks that may not be feasible in an on-premise environment. Azure’s ...

Deleting SharePoint Online Site Collections from the Recycle Bin

Have you deleted a site collection hoping to free up disk utilization only to find the deleted site collection lingering in the recycle bin?

SCOM 2012 Channels and Subscriptions - Adding a Script to Log Alert Descriptions to a File

Audience – Intermediate Level of Expertise with SCOM

Using F8 for troubleshooting SCCM PXE OSD

During most of our SCCM engagements, we are asked how to capture logs for troubleshooting PXE during the imaging process in SCCM. This is an easy reference to assist with the process.