Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 3

Hump Day was largely about Iaas-based technologies and incremental improvements – sessions on using search and classification capabilities to de-duplicate date, manage cybersecurity risks, along with improvements to .NET for developers. If there was one theme, it was “secure your data”, whether through threat protection, data governance, or identity management. You can find a complete … Continue reading “Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 3”

Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 2

Presumably because they know information will leak fast, it seems like all the big news for Ignite came out on Day 1. Yesterday’s sessions were very much on the develop side of the Microsoft community, with a new Visual Studio Online leading the way alongside new Microsoft Graph integrations. One low-profile announcement that caught my … Continue reading “Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Day 2”

Service Trust Portal & Compliance Manager

Start Addressing your Compliance Assessment Needs with Service Trust Portal and Compliance Manager Tools. Co-authored with Ryan Sturm of GetSecureAndCompliant and John Wagner. Microsoft offers its customers many amazing tools to help them in their security and compliance efforts.  This article will cover the information available in the Service Trust Portal and the capabilities in … Continue reading “Service Trust Portal & Compliance Manager”

AZCopy, New and Old

In the course of setting up an Advanced eDiscovery demo, I made a discovery of my own: major differences between two versions of Microsoft’s AZCopy utility. Special thanks to my colleague RS for setting me straight and providing some screenshots. While I came across this in Advanced eDiscovery, I’m going to save details on that … Continue reading “AZCopy, New and Old”

Understanding Microsoft Teams

For most of the past two years, my Office 365 conversations with clients have focused in whole or in part on understanding Microsoft Teams. Teams is Microsoft’s latest collaboration service, and is in fact built on older collaboration services in Office 365. What makes Teams such a challenge to explain and understand is that your … Continue reading “Understanding Microsoft Teams”

Perpetual Office 365 Developer Tenants

Here is some mostly good news: Microsoft developers can now get perpetual dev tenants for Office 365. Previously, dev tenants were good for one year, and then expired. According to this FAQ, as of April 2019, tenants are good for a minimum of 90 days, but will continue as long as they are in use. … Continue reading “Perpetual Office 365 Developer Tenants”

Archives =/= Backups

Working at AvePoint, I have had a lot of conversations about backups and archives. AvePoint makes solutions for both but, often as not, these conversations have a detour that runs something like this: “Senior management doesn’t see a need for a records solution, because we’re backing up every day.” Or: “For now we’re not bothering … Continue reading “Archives =/= Backups”