Misc

Happy Holidays, and looking forward to 2022

Happy Holidays, and looking forward to 2022

The end of another year is fast approaching. And that means (besides that the holidays are coming) it’s time for my annual review process. As a self-employed person who identifies as a rebel (meaning that I don’t take direction from myself or others very well), this is something that I have...
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Automating third-party software deployments and updates with Intune and Scappman

Automating third-party software deployments and updates with Intune and Scappman

Hey folks! For those of you in my audience who work at Managed Services Providers (MSP's), I wanted to introduce you to a product called Scappman that I am really excited about. Rarely do I come across something like this, which solves such an important problem in...
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Education and Governance: your weapons to combat fear and enable modern workplaces

Education and Governance: your weapons to combat fear and enable modern workplaces

I had lunch with a colleague recently who expressed skepticism over my (admittedly non-conventional) methods for migrating users from a legacy file server to OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint. "Some things work better in Theory than they do in Practice," he says. Well, that's funny because I...
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Managed Services Providers Are Doing IT All Wrong

As a Microsoft MVP and frequent community contributor, I have been invited to participate as a “subject matter expert” in several groups and online communities. Since I also work for an IT Managed Services Provider, some of these invites have brought me into peer groups comprised of folks who own...
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The evolution of small business networks

I believe there are only three basic types of networks alive in the small and mid-sized business market today.* Legacy, Hybrid and Modern. Now the labeling on these categories is purposeful--the language represents a progression in time, but it is important to remember that there still exist "legacy" environments, just...
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