2017 March

The Cloud Isn’t as Robust as We Thought?

In the last few months we have been seeing more and more cloud outages but why? The Cloud was supposed to always be available so what happened? When major cloud provides like Amazon and Microsoft go offline due to something as simple as a typo – we might want to rethink our opinions of the cloud and really evaluate its role in business.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 End of Support

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 end of support is here. Beginning on April 11th, 2017 Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will no longer be supported by Microsoft. This means that there will not be any new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options available. For those of you still using Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) then it is time to upgrade since Microsoft Exhcange Server 2007 is integrated into Windows SBS 2008. 

Apple Users Be Warned: CIA Exploits Revealed

Apple users be warned, CIA exploits revealed! Yesterday in a press release WikiLeaks revealed detailed documentation of serveral CIA projects designed to exploit and infect Apple Mac firmware. Most notably the, “NightSkies 1.2” project has been released and is expressly designed to be installed on iPhones before leaving the factory and according to WikiLeaks the CIA has been infecting the iPhone supply chain since 2008. 

How to Begin Your Managed Services Journey

There is much ambiguity today surrounding Managed Services, namely how Managed IT Services work and the process needed to begin an IT partnership. In this article, I will explain how we traditionally bring on new clients and our procedure for on-boarding. Ultimately, a Managed Services agreement is designed to monitor, manage, and maintain a corporate network but there can be barriers to entering into an MSP plan.

Introducing the New OneDrive Admin Center

Microsoft has just released the new OneDrive Admin Center for Office 365 and here is what you need to know. With this release administrators are able to globally manage their OneDrive settings for all their users without the need for advanced tools like PowerShell. This new admin center allows for the management of global settings like sharing, sync, storage, device access, compliance, and notifications.