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No backups in Office 365 – What should you do to protect your data?

Theresa Miller - 17 hours 11 min ago

Recently we discussed the fact that there aren’t any backups in Office 365 at Brianmadden.com.  This can be frightening at first glance, due to many reasons. First and foremost our users are expecting more and more from IT.  In the event that something happens to your data in the Office 365 platform, what can be […]

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Cloud Compliance and AWS

Theresa Miller - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 05:30

In the early days of the cloud, many organizations who needed to worry about compliance would not even look at the cloud. They had enough trouble managing compliance on premises, how on Earth would why manage in the cloud? Cloud compliance was, and still is very important to many organizations. These cloud compliance requirements spurred […]

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Go with the Microsoft Flow

Theresa Miller - Tue, 06/20/2017 - 05:30

Microsoft Flow is the automation tool we need for a Cloud world. The question “Can I do “X” in the Cloud?” has been replaced with “Which app do I use to do “X” in the Cloud?”. As businesses sign up to the next greatest app with their credit card, we’re faced with a new challenge. […]

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UK Citrix User Group 2017, Summer Meeting – London

Citrix UK User Group - Mon, 06/19/2017 - 09:49

Join us at the Barbican, London for the twenty-first UK Citrix User Group meeting. This event is ticketed but, thanks to our sponsors, this is a free-to-attend event. When Thursday July 6th. Registration opens at 9.00am for a 9.30am start. This is a full day …

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Large Address Book Latencies in VDI solved with FSLogix

Theresa Miller - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 05:30

Recently the FSLogix team was working with a customer, and was posed with a dilemma about whether their toolset would solve a problem with large address book latencies in VDI and Skype for Business.  Essentially the problem is that the Skype address book would download every time a user opened Skype for Business which was […]

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Introducing AWS Specialty Certifications

Theresa Miller - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 05:30

AWS certifications are some of the hottest certifications of the year. Previously, we’ve given an overview of the available AWS certifications.  AWS has clearly seen this, and there have been rumors of new certifications coming out over the last year. Now, AWS is introducing AWS specialty certifications. Before we get started talking about what the […]

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Top 5 Mindset Changes Required for Dealing with Irrational Customers in Technical Support

Theresa Miller - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:30

I wish that I could say that there isn’t any such thing as irrational customers, but the reality is that there is.  Sometimes we take the phone call of the upset customer, and sometimes we are the upset customer.  It goes both ways.  As it relates to the topic at hand today, we will focus […]

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State of the vCommunity: where do we go from here?

Theresa Miller - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 05:01

Over the last several weeks, the stability of the “vCommunity” has been called into question. Is this still a community, or is it time to start anew someplace else? As is my custom, I think it’s worth looking at our history to understand the true state of the vCommunity. In 2011, I was recruited by […]

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Citrix Synergy: Fantastic 4 Citrix Virtualization MUST-KNOW Dos & Don’ts

Theresa Miller - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 14:41

This year Citrix Synergy from the keynotes to the exhibit hall floor there was a general excitement about the commitment to the the continual commitment toward the development of the cloud.  Assuming that the direction involves continual development within the on-premises product stack then these are forward thinking innovative changes.  Citrix virtualization continues to evolve, and change […]

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Becoming an AWS Certified Developer Associate

Theresa Miller - Thu, 05/25/2017 - 05:30

There are many paths to become AWS certified. When you are first evaluating which AWS certification to pursue first, you may make your decision on any number of factors such as a need for a certain certification at work, or your specific interests.  The great part about the AWS associate level certifications is they are very […]

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Strategic IT Voice: Why Windows 10 Ready or Not!

Theresa Miller - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:30

Windows 7 is end of life in 2020.  While it may seem that is very far away planning for a new operating system deployment takes thought, process, and strategy for successful deployment.  Join us on Strategic IT Voice discuss why Windows 10, then discuss the answers to the tough questions about planning, and finally dive […]

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Digital Transformation Ready or Not!

Theresa Miller - Thu, 05/18/2017 - 19:59

We are now embarking on a new IT journey, one where we need to be seriously questioning our digital approaches to the business.  We call this digital transformation!  I am honored an excited to be discussing this topic at Interop in Las Vegas with Gina Rosenthal, Phoummala Schmitt, and Leah Schoeb. How do you move […]

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MS Build 2017 content for IT Pros

Theresa Miller - Tue, 05/16/2017 - 06:03

Microsoft’s annual Build conference is always full of exciting news for software developers. If node.js, typography and webhooks put you sleep, it’s easy to skip this event. But Microsoft also uses this opportunity for other major announcements too. And with the worlds of dev and ops getting closer and closer, some of the software development […]

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Top Considerations for Migrating to Office 365 Today!

Theresa Miller - Thu, 05/11/2017 - 14:06

This week I am reviving a post that I did for the gang at Brianmadden.com.  Knowing what to be thinking about when planning for your Office 365 migration is invaluable.  The article covers what to be thinking about before Migrating to Office 365.  These strategies will ensure a successful deployment. Migrating to Office 365 We […]

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Becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional

Theresa Miller - Tue, 05/09/2017 - 05:30

For solutions architects looking to get started with the cloud, the AWS Certified Solutions Architect certification track can be a great way to get started. The first step is to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate exam, which we have covered here. The next step is to pass the AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional […]

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The Many Office 365 Migration Types

Theresa Miller - Thu, 05/04/2017 - 05:30

Office 365 Migration types?  Yes, that is what the title says.  There is so much emphasis on the hybrid migration option to Office 365 that we sometimes forget we have more options.  Now that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider hybrid migration.  In fact, I am a huge fan of the hybrid option, but the reality […]

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Surviving Digital Transformation with a Navigational plan

Theresa Miller - Tue, 05/02/2017 - 05:30

If you have built your career in the world of IT infrastructure, you know that our world has been going through a digital transformation for several years. It started with virtualization. Did you know in the early days of VMware, many people believed that hosting many virtual machines on one physical host was an insane idea? […]

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Getting Started With AWS Architect Certification

Theresa Miller - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 05:30

If you’ve been spending time with AWS, and are ready to start looking at AWS architect certification, you’ve come to the right place. The AWS architect certification is aimed for those looking to design solutions on the AWS platform. The great thing about AWS certifications is there is a certification track for everyone. At this […]

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Important! How to Secure Office 365 Hybrid Mail Flow TLS

Theresa Miller - Tue, 04/25/2017 - 15:37

Recently we looked at the high level technical implications of considering a hybrid Office 365/Exchange On-premises deployment.  We covered many technical facts, but of them securing your mailflow between your two sites should be front and center.  When in a hybrid deployment your internal messages may flow through the internet.  As security become more and […]

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The Must Know Technical Facts of Office 365 Hybrid Implementation

Theresa Miller - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 01:29

Recently we reviewed some of the key insights your IT Team should be thinking about before jumping into Office 365.  You can get the scoop on this thought process here.  It’s important understand the foundations before leaping into your next big decision for Office 365, and that involves understanding the technical considerations for deploying with […]

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