Hyper-V Hell–sort of …

I recently went through a few weeks of never-ending “pain” with a client’s new RDS server install.  The RDS server was built as a Generation2 Hyper-V VM on top of Server 2012 R2 using Server 2012 R2 as the O/S. …

O365-“Free” migration vs paid-for migration services

You may have heard that Microsoft has announced “free” migration services for organizations looking to migrate to Office365.  This is great news for many organizations but you need to be aware of what the “terms and conditions” are of the…

O365–DNS follow-up

I made a presentation to the Victoria Office365 Users Group on July 24th which basically mirrored an earlier post I made here.  I won’t rehash the whole presentation as the PowerPoint slide deck is available here.  However, I do want…

Active Directory–Where did my GPO templates go????

This is a short post to highlight something I stumbled across the other day. One of our customers has been bought out by a much larger company and the new parent company is in the process of transitioning my customer’s…

O365–Number 5, Number 5, Number 5 (apologies to The Beatles)

I’ve been getting one of our SMB customers organized with a new Office 365 tenancy and we’ve hit an “understanding” stumbling block that may be of interest to many of you smaller businesses (and larger ones, for that matter) that…

O365 and DirSync– “Same Sign On” Sync between your AD and O365

O365 rocks but it can frustrate your users if they have to remember one set of credentials for Windows and another set for O365.  I mean we all have way too many logins and passwords nowadays so why burden your…

O365–Enterprise vs. Midsize Plans, something to think about

One question that many companies have about Office 365 is “what is the difference between midsize business and enterprise O365 plans”?  It’s a great question as it highlights one of the big backend differences in O365. You are probably already…

O365–Delegated Admin–What is it and why would you want it?

We have had a number of customers that have asked about Delegated Administration and is it something that they want?  I’ll answer this in the reverse order and say, yes, you want it!  But, as usual, there is a bit…