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Welcome to! I started this website back in 2016 to document everything I had been learning about migrating and transforming customers from legacy on-premises Windows Server technology to more modern, cloud-based services such as Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory.

Back then, I wasn’t entirely sure if anyone was ever going to find my writings, let alone find them useful. But at least they would be useful to me and my team (after all, how else were we supposed to keep track of all the fast-paced changes in the cloud?). Now fast forward: today my blog, courses, and eBooks reach thousands of IT consultants in the SMB space all over the world. We even have a community called Square One where folks like us get together to share knowledge and experiences, and swap stories.

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Latest Microsoft Cloud Blog Posts

A friendly reminder

A friendly reminder about least privilege access and other simple stuff

I just spent an exhausting 36 or so hours helping a customer out of a... read more
Turn your MFA up to 11

But have you turned multifactor authentication ALL the way on?

Do you remember just a short time ago, Microsoft would claim that switching on Multi-factor... read more
Ignite 2022: Syntex announcement

What I am most excited for in 2023 after Ignite 2022

Earlier this month, Microsoft held their annual Ignite conference, and shared several big announcements. There... read more
Alternatives to SharePoint and OneDrive

Alternatives to OneDrive and SharePoint (and when to consider them)

One of the things I often get asked about is how to deal with various... read more
Reader question: Deny-by-Default?

Reader Question: How can I set up a “Deny-by-Default” Conditional Access Policy?

It has been a while since I took a question from a reader and turned... read more
Updated Migration Advice

Updated Migration Advice: Remove the last Exchange Server?

The last time I published articles on the topic of email migration was in the... read more
Selling the Security & Compliance Journey

Selling the Digital Transformation Journey: Security & Compliance

When I talk to customers about their Digital Transformation Journey, I always like to give... read more
Limitations with MDB Standalone

What are the limitations with Microsoft Defender for Business Standalone?

Most of my readers will already be familiar with Microsoft Defender for Business (MDB), which... read more
Making sense of the many DLP options in Microsoft 365

Making sense of the many DLP options for Microsoft 365

One of my readers wrote to me recently about an article that I penned a... read more
A Sneak Peek at App Management for Edge

A Sneak Peek at Application Management for Edge

This blog has been active for at least six years. To this day, I probably... read more
The Importance of Clear Communication

The Importance of Clear Communication

I regularly advocate for aggressive change in small-sized organizations. In many ways, this is one... read more
Unboxing Microsoft Defender for Business: Device-based Conditional Access

Unboxing Microsoft Defender for Business, Part 4: Integration with MEM and Conditional Access

Welcome back to this series! Microsoft Defender for Business (MDB) is a huge product with... read more
SquareOne - Our Microsoft Cloud Peer Group

SquareOne - Our Microsoft Cloud Peer Group

Square One is all about getting back to the basics. My long-time fans and readers out there asked for it, so I delivered: a community for people focused on Microsoft cloud technology in the SMB space.

This membership includes access to our monthly gatherings, Teams channels in the tenant, and of course, access to a library of resources including courses, eBooks, and other written guides and materials which are designed to help you help others.

A huge Thank You to all the folks who encouraged me to start this Practice Development peer group; it was indeed a Great Idea. For those of you who are new to the community, I hope to see you on the inside soon!

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