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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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Migrating File Shares from SBS to Office 365 SharePoint Online

When it comes to file shares, you have a choice to make. Whether you are coming from Windows Small Business Server, or one of the other releases (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter, etc.), you must decide: Do you want to continue to use traditional file shares, or are you going to use SharePoint...
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Migration path from SBS to Office 365 & Windows Server 2016

So many small businesses adopted Microsoft's Windows Small Business Server (SBS) product--now that the product has been discontinued, these organizations tend to need a little more guidance regarding the migration path forward from SBS 2003, 2008 or 2011.

Do I still need an On-premises Windows Server?

With the option to move most SBS Server functions...
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The Cloud is Faster Because it is More Iterative

It is perhaps no surprise that many organizations have been adopting cloud and mobility the way they would have adopted a new server upgrade in the past, but that's not quite right. We have been trained to take changes in larger leaps and bounds, and less often. In the cloud, there cloud be several...
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It Could Still Happen to You: How to Get Through a Digital Recovery Effort

You can never assume that you’re safe just because you’re sitting behind a next-generation firewall and some fancy, expensive security software. If you’re familiar with my post about not being an Internet idiot, then congratulations, you have all the information you need to be way safer than about 95%...
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Azure Rights Management with EMS vs. RMS with Office 365

The purpose of Azure Rights Management Services is to allow users to encrypt certain files and messages for sharing safely only with those colleagues and business associates whom they choose. You can obtain Azure RMS licensing separately or with an EMS subscription, but if you have an Office 365 E3 plan...
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My Top 5 Favorite Microsoft Cloud Solutions for the SMB

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...
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