Multifactor Authentication Server is not compatible with password sync?

11. August 2016 Technical 2
I was recently asked for help implementing Microsoft’s Multifactor Authentication Server for an on-premises Remote Desktop farm.  There is a great resource on the web at RDS Gurus that steps you through this process.  Just for the sake of doing my homework, I decided to read up on more detail on Azure’s documentation library.* And wouldn’t you ...

How to create an Anonymous relay connector in Exchange 2016

15. July 2016 Technical 0
Hey, somebody moved my cheese again… If you configured an anonymous relay connector in Exchange 2013, for example to allow scan-to-email from an MFP device or other on-premise application, you probably remember that you needed to choose “Frontend Transport” and “Custom.” If you left it on Hub Transport, it would fail, since the binding on port 25 already ...

Why I have a hard time recommending Exchange on-premises

02. June 2016 Business 0
Not that long ago, picking Exchange on-premises over Office 365 used to be a thing. As in, there were legitimate reasons I might choose to keep a self-hosted Exchange server rather than go to Office 365. However, I think it’s time to put those days behind us, once and for all–especially in the SMB. Some people seem intent ...

Comparing Costs: Azure IaaS vs. On-Premises Server Hardware

31. March 2016 Business, Opinion 0
Most people do not compare costs of running infrastructure in Azure to traditional on-premises deployments appropriately. To begin with, it is almost impossible to compare them apples-to-apples. For example: as soon as you deploy a VM in Azure, all of your data will be written into 3 different storage locations by default. If you select the Geo-redundant storage option, ...

What is Advanced Threat Analytics?

24. March 2016 Technical 0
Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is a security product from Microsoft that is included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) subscription.  Unlike most of the other EMS components that tend to be a bit more cloud-centric, ATA is an on-premises-based security solution that helps identify Advanced Persistent Threats (APT’s) and insider threats before they can cause damage on your local network. ...