I recently went on a
business trip to install a new Cisco HyperFlex environment at one of our
facilities. I haven’t had to travel as
much as I used to, so I’m a little off my game now. I used to be completely prepared with all of
the equipment a good systems engineer needs on the road. I didn’t do terribly on this trip, but I was
missing a couple of things.
Continue reading Traveling With A Laptop: Need a Second Display
I’ve been a systems engineer/administrator for almost 25 years. Most of that time has been spent in the Microsoft ecosystem. I’ve dabbled with Linux, Apple, and even Novell. It seems I always return home to Microsoft.
My current employer
is heavily invested in the Microsoft ecosystem.
We are mostly on Windows 10 version 1809 for our desktops and
laptops. We are moving to Windows Server
2019 as time allows. Our collaboration
suite is Office 365. Our infrastructure
is moving more and more into the Microsoft Azure cloud. We are even investigating Microsoft Teams as
an option for our enterprise phone system.
One of the systems I
have been most impressed with is Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Services. We have made great use of this product over
the last two years or so and I’d like to tell you about our experiences.
Continue reading Azure Site Recovery
This is an interesting article that explains how to set up multiple authenticator apps on one Office 365 account. This could mean having the Microsoft Authenticator App on both my iPhone and iPad, or it could mean having the Microsoft Authenticator and Google Authenticator on the same device or multiple devices. This also works with the LastPass Authenticator.
My current organization has recently been plagued with problems in Excel when trying to copy and paste data. This is apparently an issue that has affected many other organizations and has been going on since roughly 2015 with no fix from Microsoft. You can find details here.
Our accounting department has been marching around the IT stronghold with torches and pitchforks in an attempt to get us to fix the issue. They are ready to burn us all at the stake!
Continue reading Excel 2016 Clipboard Issues
Great article about closing the gap on Microsoft cloud security.