Tutorial: Enabling the “new” Office 365 Email Encryption

15. January 2018 Technical 0
Previously we have covered Office 365 Message Encryption, as well as what used to be called Azure Rights Management (now Azure Information Protection).  The name changes weren’t confusing enough for us, right? Well, awhile back they announced this big change to the email encryption experience. But it is a little bit misleading. That is, the ...

Password best practices controversy

07. December 2017 Technical 1
Last year, Microsoft published this guidance on passwords, which contains some advice that departs from traditional best practices. For example: Eliminate character composition requirements (e.g. multiple character types @, 2, A, b) Eliminate mandatory periodic resets (do not enforce expiry) The reasoning is based on Microsoft’s research, and the fact that they see billions of ...

PSA RE: Hotfixes: A friendly reminder to keep up with the latest bits

30. November 2017 Technical 0
Hey IT Pros. I know many of you are still maintaining (and even still deploying) older versions of Hyper-V, Remote Desktop Services and other Windows Server roles. These in particular, Hyper-V (and failover clustering) as well as Remote Desktop, are notorious for buggyness and issues that can easily be resolved with recommended hotfixes. Did you ...

Is Azure Backup as good as offline backup?

02. November 2017 Opinion, Technical 0
I am posing this question, not just for Azure Backup, but any cloud-based backup. Here’s the question: Is Azure Backup (or any cloud-based backup for that matter) as good as having an offline backup? The Benefits of Azure / Cloud Backup Certainly one of the biggest benefits of a cloud-based backup is that it is ...