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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 are plenty of blogs and podcasts out there which have summarized some of the highlights, and of course we have Microsoft’s own Book of News, too. I won’t bore you with another re-hash like that. Instead,...
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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 receive more questions about BYOD and the various options we have for management with regard to personal devices, than any other topic that I have written about. I think this just goes to show the...
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ITProMentor gets a new virtual home and membership platform

Outsourcing done right This weekend an exciting thing happened here at ITProMentor.com: we moved to a brand new website with a fancy new design. I encourage my fans and long-time readers to check out the new digs. I can't really take all the credit though. I knew it was time to...
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More details on Microsoft Defender for Business (MDB)

More details on Microsoft Defender for Business (MDB)

Perhaps the biggest Microsoft product announcement this year for SMB customers was Microsoft Defender for Business, an Enterprise-grade endpoint security solution which is based on the wildly successful Microsoft Defender for Endpoint product. As previously noted on this blog, MDB will be included with Microsoft 365 Business Premium, which we...
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Introducing Microsoft Defender for Business: you heard that right... it's *included* with Business Premium

Introducing Microsoft Defender for Business: you heard that right… it’s *included* with Business Premium

Remember a couple of months ago when Microsoft announced Microsoft Defender for Endpoint P1? Many critical eyes in the community quickly pointed out that Business Premium customers were apparently left out to dry, even though the SMB is where we need the most help when it comes to endpoint security....
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Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Announcing the Microsoft 365 SMB Data Protection Toolkit

Perhaps you have noticed that it has been quieter around here in the last couple of months. Usually silence is an indicator that I've been a busy bee, working on some other endeavors. Today I am happy to announce that one of my labors has finally come to fruition (I...
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Announcing the Practice Development Community and Monthly Educational Series

Today is a big day here at ITProMentor.com. We are entering a new year, and we have a big agenda to go along with it! In my recent surveys many of you indicated interest in gathering together and forming a community. As well, more than a few have asked...
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SMB Ignite stuff, and other news

Big week here at ITProMentor.com. Ignite is happening, so that's always fun. Currently hanging out with the Re365 crew to watch the keynote this morning! My own Ignite session, which I recorded with Microsoft's David Bjurman-Birr, is also live now, and posted in a few places, but most notably ebedded within this...
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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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