Senate Passes Cybersecurity Act: Orgs to Report Cyberattacks & Ransom Payments

The Senate on Tuesday passed major cybersecurity legation, moving one step closer toward forcing critical infrastructure companies to report cyberattacks and ransomware payments. The passage comes as federal officials have repeatedly warned of the potential for Russian cyberattacks against the United States amid the escalating conflict in Ukraine. The legislation, which still has to pass […]

Azure AD Connect: New Update

New Azure AD Connect Version Released This week, Microsoft released an updated version of Azure AD Connect. This new version provides compliance of the Azure AD Connect Health component with the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) requirements. Keep track and understand all the versions that have been released — view Azure AD Connect version […]

New Pricing for Microsoft 365

New Commercial List Pricing for Office 365 Microsoft announced changes to their commercial pricing for Microsoft 365—the first substantive pricing update since the launch of Office 365 a decade ago. Microsoft says that this updated pricing reflects the increased value they have delivered to their customers over the past 10 years. On March 1, 2022, […]

Thank Your SysAdmins – It’s System Administrator Appreciation Day!

SysAdmin Appreciation Day

Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day! System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as SysAdmin Day, is an event created by System Administrator, Ted Kekatos. It all started when Kekatos saw a magazine advertisement in which a System Administrator was presented with flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as thanks for installing new HP printers. Kekatos had […]

New Fluid Office Documents from Microsoft Coming This Summer to Teams, OneNote, and More

Microsoft Fluid Coming to Teams Soon

Fluid Components Starting to Arrive in Microsoft Platforms Soon The biggest change to Microsoft’s Office documents in decades is coming to life soon, as the company’s Fluid framework arrives in Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Outlook, and Whiteboard. The future-facing concept of Fluid’s framework, introduced last year, allows for immediate sync of content that lives independently across […]

Hybrid Cloud — The New Normal

As modernization and digital transformation becomes more and more of an organizational goal, there’s no doubt that hybrid cloud adoption is growing in greater numbers. While cloud providers like Amazon and Microsoft Azure would prefer for businesses to move their entire infrastructure into the public cloud, that’s not a realistic option for most businesses. Obstacles […]

Verizons’ 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report

Every year Verizon creates a report that covers previous period cyber breaches. That report has now been released. Not only is this report relevant to IT security professionals, but anyone that regularly uses a device to connect to the internet. Check out Verizons’ Data Breach Investigations Report.

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications Emphasize IT Roles

Updated Microsoft Azure Certifications As Microsoft tailors its cloud credentials to specific roles and skill levels, Azure certifications are also being modified. Microsoft made most of the changes in late 2018 but also made a few changes to its exams and requirements in the early part of 2019. Let’s review a breakdown of what has […]

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings

Microsoft Market Cap Hits $1 Trillion After Earnings For about a year, Microsoft has been approaching a $1 trillion market capitalization. The company crossed the big business milestone in after-hours trading on Wednesday, 4/24/19, after outperforming Wall Street expectations with its third quarter earnings. Last year, Microsoft was in a tight race among a few big […]