Free Whitepaper: Top 5 Methods to Reduce Office 365 License Costs

Top 5 Methods to Reduce Office 365 License Costs

Office 365 licenses are incredibly diverse in both function and price. With a smart license strategy and a few tips, your organization can optimize license usage and minimize costs while simplifying day-to-day license administration.   This whitepaper will illustrate 5 key areas where you can build this critical strategy. You’ll explore how to squeeze the most out [...]

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Free Brief: Complete Hybrid Office 365 Management for Federal, State, and Local Governments

Brief - Complete Hybrid Office 365 Management for Federal, State, and Local Gov

Moving to the cloud is a big step for a government of any size. Don’t be surprised by the challenges ahead—let Cayosoft’s experience in hybrid government work for you. Discover the challenges faced by governments moving to the cloud. Learn about Cayosoft’s security, efficiency, and compliance benefits. See how other federal, state, and local governments used [...]

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Hybrid Configuration Wizard Finally Gets Policy Transfer Support

Hybrid Configuration Wizard Finally Gets Policy Transfer Support

Expecto Transferrum –  The Hybrid Configuration Wizard (HCW) tool has been around since 2011, used to link on-premises Exchange servers to Exchange Online. Now too it’s gaining the capability to transfer policy settings to Online. Exchange Servers 2010, 2013, and 2016 are all supported and, intriguingly, HCW will also be able to perform the transfer [...]

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What’s an On-Premises Data Gateway? – Hybrid Tech Tips

What's an On-Premise Data Gateway? - Hybrid Tech Tips

Right Out of the Gate –  Shane Young at Petri recently brought up the existence of Microsoft’s on-premises data gateway, an oft-forgotten but handy tool for hybrid data management. Today in Hybrid Tips & Tricks, we’ll be discussing this easy-to-set-up, (almost) free Microsoft tool.  The on-premises data gateway is a pipeline from on-premises data stores to cloud stores, apps, or servers. Automatic data transfers [...]

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What’s New, What’s to Come for Microsoft Government Clouds

What's New, What's to Come for Microsoft Government Clouds

Newly Arrived  –  These are exciting times for Microsoft government customers. With recent and upcoming updates aplenty, more and more modern Microsoft tools and capabilities—especially cloud-based ones—are being adapted for governments, agencies, and contractors. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s come out recently and what’s still on the horizon.  This March, Microsoft announced the general availability of an Office 365, Windows 10 Enterprise, and Enterprise Mobility + Security bundle. Microsoft [...]

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Don’t Get Hosed by Password Spray Attacks

Don't Get Hosed by Password Spray Attacks

What’s a Password Spray Attack? A password spray doesn’t look like a traditional attempt to brute force an individual’s password. Instead, attackers go wide, attempting a login for as many users as possible using an (unfortunately) very common password like “P@$$w0rd” or “123456.”   It neatly circumvents most detection techniques—after all, from the point of view of the [...]

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Avoid These Surprising Adoption Challenges of Office 365

Avoid These Surprising Adoption Challenges of Office 365

Embrace Change Moving to Office 365 can be a big task, but it’s often more complex than administrators initially believe. As recently discussed on this very blog, even the most careful IT team can run into unexpected adoption challenges of Office 365.  Reda Chouffani’s recent must-read article on this topic discusses in-depth some of these challenges. Take PowerShell, for example. The article rightly points [...]

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Considering Hybrid? Start Here

Considering Hybrid? Start Here

How to Hybrid In some far-off future, we might all live in the cloud. But keeping one foot on the ground—so to speak—is going to be the most practical and possible solution for most enterprises for some time to come. This hybrid concept is nothing new, but adoption continues to grow enormously everywhere.  In an authoritative article for Petri, Michael Otey lays out some of the major benefits and [...]

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Microsoft Begins Email Address Internationalization

Microsoft Begins Email Address Internationalization

Global Economy, Global Addresses  Expected within the next few months, Microsoft will take the first steps of enabling Email Address Internationalization (EAI) support in Office 365. EAI is a broad category encapsulating any non-English typography; from diacritical marks to complete scripts, any written language may eventually be usable in Microsoft email addresses and thus Active Directories. Note, however, that the coming [...]

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January Brings Improved SharePoint to Office 365

January brings improved SharePoint to Office 365

Migrate & Administrate Efficiently Using SharePoint gets a lot easier for Microsoft hybrid enterprises this month.  Easing the way to the cloud, the SharePoint Migration Tool has been released to general availability, promising to migrate even large-scale SharePoint document libraries with a simple wizard-like tool. On top of that, dramatic improvements have been made to the SharePoint Migration Assessment Tool, which hones in on potential migration issues [...]

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