5 Keys To Successful Group Management in Hybrid Microsoft Environments

In collaboration with Microsoft MVP Joel Oleson, based on a recent webinar that we jointly delivered. It was difficult enough to keep Active Directory group memberships secure and accurate before Microsoft Azure Active Directory/Microsoft 365 which throws new group types and group settings into the mix.  Today’s hybrid environments more than double the potential for […]

6 Tips to Optimize and Reduce Microsoft Office 365 Licensing Costs 

Microsoft’s Office 365 platform provides dozens of license options, which allow customers to tailor the service to their specific requirements and budgets. This flexibility is great, but it does put the onus on each customer to make smart decisions about license usages to get the most value from Office 365. To optimize investment in Office 365, administrators and IT teams […]

Racing to Microsoft Office 365? Leverage the Power of Automation

Many organizations are rushing to the cloud and exploring new ways to manage remote employees. Office 365 automation tools have always been important for the purposes of productivity and efficiency, and they can be vital if you’re moving to the cloud faster than you’d originally planned. Here’s how Active Directory and Office 365 automation can […]

PowerShell 7: the latest major update to PowerShell

Powershell 7 is here On March 4, 2020, Microsoft announced the release of Powershell 7. In case you didn’t know, Powershell is the automation platform and scripting language developed by Microsoft for simplifying and automating the management of Windows and Windows Server systems.  In addition to the usual release of new cmdlets/APIs and bug fixes, Microsoft […]

5 Things You Should Know About Hybrid IT in Microsoft Environments

The hybrid IT model can play an important role in your digital transformation and data management, and this includes hybrid Microsoft environments.  Simply stated, the hybrid IT strategy employs a mix that begins with resources in house. Nearly every organization has legacy on-premises computing resources. The second ingredient is cloud platforms. Public cloud services have […]

Introducing Microsoft’s Powershell Module for Graph

At the Microsoft Ignite 2019 conference, Microsoft announced a beta version (V0.11) of the Microsoft Graph PowerShell module (available in the PowerShell gallery). The idea being to allow administrators to use PowerShell to call the Microsoft Graph API  to interact with Exchange, Azure Active Directory, and other sources. Being able to use PowerShell with the Graph exposes a lot of data, so […]

How to Accelerate Microsoft Teams Growth and Adoption

Sometimes, a change in administrative philosophy is necessary to really grow your Microsoft Teams use. If your MS Teams use hasn’t been as efficient or as under control as required, it may be that the Teams “default” administrative philosophy just isn’t up to par. Here’s what you need to know about the administrative management of […]