Monthly Archives - September 2016

IT Doomsday?

Doomers have existed since the beginning of time. And almost every generation of people has believed, at one time or another, that their generation might be the last--those who witness (or usher in) the end of the world. Post-apocalyptic dystopia even enjoys their own sub-genre within the fictional realm--find these themes in every form...
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So you CAN use Office 365 click-to-run with volume licensing Project/Visio after all

Came across this little gem today: Use the Office Deployment Tool to install volume licensed editions of Visio 2016 and Project 2016. This has been an annoyance for years now. If you had installed the "Click-to-Run" versions of Office 365, then you would be blocked from installing the "traditional"...
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2016 Essentials Integration: Azure Virtual Network, part 2

In the previous post, we enabled the Windows Server Essentials integration with Azure Virtual Network, and configured a virtual network in the cloud with a Site-to-site VPN right from our Dashboard. While we wait for the connection to become active, we can deploy a virtual machine into that network.

Step 5:...

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2016 Essentials Integration: Azure Virtual Network, part 1

This is one of the new features I am most excited about in Windows Server 2016 Essentials Experience.  Today we are going to setup a connection to an Azure Virtual Network. With this technology, we have the ability to extend our on-premises server and domain infrastructure into the Microsoft Azure cloud, and run...
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2016 Essentials Integration: Azure Backup

Customers of the late SBS line of products will be familiar with the Essentials Experience backup options for client PC's, and Windows Server Backup to external hard drive, but these days we have a new option with Microsoft Cloud Services integration: reliable offsite backups to the Azure cloud. From the Home screen of the Dashboard,...
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