Is Azure Active Directory becoming the Achilles Heel of Office 365? Commented on: 7 weeks ago (December 16, 2015)

We've had pretty good luck with Office 365 over the past two years although we have been impacted by broad outages as well as individual users being impacted as well. I find that the SHD is very...

Why Microsoft decided to keep deleted items in Exchange Online and why it might be the right decision Commented on: 11 weeks ago (November 17, 2015)

So, is there any way as an admin that I can override this new policy?

Fair Warning: Microsoft's Continuing Enterprise Price Hikes Will Make it Harder to Avoid the Cloud Commented on: 35 weeks ago (June 3, 2015)

15% last year and another 13% this year? This sounds like they've taken the playbook from higher education as far as pricing. I question the whole bit about increased product value, at least in...

Yeah, Windows 10 is the Last Version of Windows Commented on: 38 weeks ago (May 12, 2015)

Maybe this will work for businesses that have very generic software and no compliance requirements; those groups are probably already doing just basic Windows Updates so I don't see it changing...

Windows Update for Business is Better, Says Microsoft Commented on: 39 weeks ago (May 8, 2015)

It sounds like the telemetry capture is reactive. It might be great to capture failure data and help build better patches but I would think that using it as a mechanism for detecting issues with...

Satya Nadella launches Microsoft Ignite Commented on: 39 weeks ago (May 5, 2015)

Good summation of the keynote. Thanks.

Eastbound and Up: Highest IT Salaries Are Not Where You Might Think Commented on: 41 weeks ago (April 23, 2015)

The challenge I've always seen with these surveys is that my market is either lumped in with Seattle as Pacific Northwest or includes California if the region is the whole Pacific coast. It ends...

HP on the Cloud: We're All Out Commented on: 42 weeks ago (April 13, 2015)

I agree that HP should focus on their hardware business as well as their systems management software. Let others offer the top-layer as the cloud provider and let HP power the cloud behind the...

The Millennium Falcon Rule: If It Is Working ... Commented on: 47 weeks ago (March 9, 2015)

I very rarely delete AD accounts outright. I will remove their rights, change their password and possibly rename them (like prepending "gone-"), but keep the account intact. This prevents the...

Google Unleashes Another Windows Flaw After Direct Communication with Microsoft Commented on: 1 year ago (January 20, 2015)

So, how would you all feel if Google knew about the flaw and had notified Microsoft and then delayed the announcement at Microsoft's request and then the flaw is exploited? Would you feel that...

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