Office VoIP – Lessons Learned

Office VoIP – Lessons Learned

VoIP has been part of our office life for the better part of a year.  We have three geographically dispersed offices running off a central VoIP server.  FusionPBX is our VoIP platform as I was familiar with the it before…

Teams for the Win!

Teams for the Win!

Great!  Your small business signed up for Office365!  Email is live.  Fabulous!  Now what do you do? Congratulations, you have joined a large community.  The major on-boarding driver to O365 is email.  For many organizations that seems to be where…

Human firewall – strengthen the weakest security link

Human firewall – strengthen the weakest security link

What is a “human firewall”?  It sounds a bit scary but it’s a term I learned earlier this week.  It aptly describes the role that users play in organizational security strategies.  My thanks to KnowBe4 for teaching me the term.  Allow me…

A Tale of Two Workflows – Part 2

A Tale of Two Workflows – Part 2

In my last post I discussed how leveraging workflows capability in O365 is a way to maximize the benefits of O365. And I demonstrated a basic workflow built inside SharePoint Online.  This post will continue that theme and show a…

A Tale of Two Workflows – Part 1

A Tale of Two Workflows – Part 1

This is the first of two posts that discusses simple workflows creation in Office365. It may be debatable if moving server loads to the Cloud is viable for SMB’s. There is no debate whatsoever over the benefit of leveraging O365…

I’m back!

After a hiatus of about 6 months I decided to bring my blog back online, I hope you’ll find it useful. There have been a couple of changes!  First off the former address, thebeagle.beagledom.ca has been shortened down to simply…

OpenVPN with FusionPBX and Grandstream Phones

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with my FusionPBX installation at work (single server with extensions in three separate physical locations).  I’ve been tweaking things here and there in an attempt to drive down the incidence of “bad…

Hammers and Screwdrivers (O365 Teams and Groups)

I’m attending the Microsoft MVP Summit (third time, brain still explodes) and while I can’t say anything about what I’ve seen and heard (NDA, don’t you know), I can say that I am very impressed with Microsoft’s emphasis on providing customers…

Office 365 Apps and Non-Microsoft Clients

Not so long ago Microsoft was a “closed shop” … you used Microsoft services (Exchange, SQLserver, and so on) with Microsoft clients (Windows on the desktop).  Fast forward to 2016 and things have changed dramatically.  Yes, you still get the…

Meraki Firewalls (Security Appliance) and VLAN’s

In an earlier post I stated that we (Lekker Foods) were moving on to Meraki firewalls; well, we are there!  This post is going to detail the things I discovered on my journey from Sonicwall to Meraki. The biggest thing…