Tutorial: How to setup and configure Microsoft Azure Backup Server, part 2: configuring

06. October 2017 Technical 0
In the previous post, we discussed Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and covered the basic setup/installation process for this software. In today’s article, we will cover configuration of the software. Pre-requisites We have covered almost everything in the previous article, but to review, and to begin moving forward with configuration: Obviously, you need an Azure subscription ...

Tutorial: How-to Setup Azure Site Recovery using Windows Server Essentials, Part 1: Pre-requisites

05. September 2017 Technical 0
Windows Server Essentials (or the Essentials Experience role) can be leveraged to quickly provision and enable a full Disaster Recovery site in the cloud using built-in Azure integration features. The solution is composed of two Azure products: Azure Virtual Network and Azure Site Recovery. I have previously written about our struggles to configure this solution ...

A tale of two solutions: Azure VMs vs. On-prem Server

03. August 2017 Opinion, Technical 1
I’ve been studying two different solutions to the same small business problem for a while now, and I think it is high time I finally published an article on it. I run into a fair number of clients who are interested in moving 100% of their services “to the cloud.” In other words, they want ...

2016 Essentials Integration: Azure Backup

01. September 2016 Technical 3
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, start by navigating to the ...

My Top 5 Favorite Microsoft Cloud Solutions for the SMB

03. March 2016 Opinion 0
1. Office 365 (Even if you thought “I already use it“) Office 365 is, to put it quite bluntly, the new gold standard in productivity at every level of the Enterprise. In the SMB space especially, this is so much the case that I cannot emphasize it strongly enough. If you aren’t already using this product, what is ...