The Joy of Blogging

A while back a bunch of us at itgroove were interviewed about how we use our blogs within the overall context of the business.  The interviews were for a Microsoft publication specifically pointed at other small businesses and the point…

Office 365 Roadmap

Microsoft has released the Office 365 Public Roadmap which you can access here.  This is a great tool to discover what updates are being rolled out, what updates/upgrades are being worked on and what is on the “map” for consideration…

A quick tip on setting up your O365 subscription

When you set up an Office 365 subscription the information that you supply for the initial setup is critical going forward.  The reason for this is your “permanent” internal O365 identity will be created as “something.onmicrosoft.com”.  So, if you set…

What to do when Intune Agent gets “lost” on your PC

Intune is a pretty neat system for managing PC’s when you don’t have access to a full System Center and/or you don’t have any other management systems in place.  Frankly, I think it’s a great tool to use for small…

Uncle Rob’s Short & Sweet Microsoft CAL primer

Kelly and I were having a discussion the other day about Microsoft licensing for a customer and the question of CAL’s came up.  Kelly was a bit confused by the whole concept (and she’s NOT alone in that …) so…

A little “weirndess” with O365 two-factor authentication

This is an admittedly weird and probably not very prevalent problem that I stumbled on to today but it might help you if you are in a similar situation. We (itgroove) have recently moved from in-house Exchange and in-house Lync…

OMG! They did it again!!

Yup, itgroove hired another “geek girl” in the person of Stephanie Kahlam.  Steph has a pretty amazing background and she has already made a significant contribution to the team.  And, like Kelly, she is doing a yeoman job of forcing…

How to recover from BackupExec files when nothing else seems to work

We recently had an issue at a customer where a whole pile of BackupExec disk-based archive media seemed to be “bad”.  By bad I mean cataloguing the media would fail part way through the process.  We needed to find a…