Microsoft’s Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) Options: Windows 365 vs Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) in Simple Language

Unsurprisingly, the number of companies exploring hybrid workplaces has grown over the past few years. Besides reducing the spread of COVID-19 through physical distancing, rotating employees between working at home and working at the office can increase productivity and promote work-life balance.  But not all remote work environments are created equally. In particular, remote team […]

Microsoft Adds Office 365 & SharePoint Online Tenant Renaming: What You Need to Know

So you want to change your Microsoft Office 365 domain name or your SharePoint URL? Although there are plenty of good reasons for wanting to initiate a renaming, organizations haven’t had the option to do so — until now (sort of). Here’s what you need to know about Microsoft’s recent change to tenant renaming practices, […]

Azure Virtual Desktop: What’s New in AVD and Different from Windows Virtual Desktop?

Have you heard the news? Windows Virtual Desktop (colloquially known as WVD) is now Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). Microsoft announced the rebranding on June 7, 2021, about 21 months after making WVD generally available at the end of September 2019 (uncanny timing, given the start of the COVID-19 outbreak and the corresponding shift to remote […]

Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress!

  Microsoft Cloud App Security continues to impress our customers and us with its capabilities!  I’ll abbreviate it as MCAS, because anyone who works in the Microsoft space will know that there are way too many “CAS” acronyms. Haha. If you haven’t heard of Cloud App Security it is Microsoft’s version of a Cloud Access […]

Integrate Dynamics 365 into Microsoft Teams

Microsoft has been driving Teams as the communication and collaboration hub for a while now. Teams offers a significant number of apps that integrate from third-party providers, but you can also integrate with Dynamics 365 and model-driven apps based on the Dynamics platform. The intend of this article is to show you how to integrate […]

Azure and Microsoft 365 Security: What are Security Defaults?

  Microsoft recently released Security Defaults to help customers make their Microsoft 365 and Azure environments more secure FOR FREE.  Before you say it… you’re right… nothing is free, it’s included at no additional cost.  Microsoft is making these features available to everyone because identity-based attacks have skyrocketed over the last couple of years.  As […]

Disable Exchange/Outlook Clutter

At the end of 2014, Microsoft released a cool new feature in Office 365 called Clutter. Clutter learns from your actions to determine the messages you are likely to ignore. As less important messages arrive, they are automatically moved to the Clutter folder. Clutter does this by leveraging Office Graph’s sophisticated machine learning techniques to […]

Azure AD Connect – Public Preview (Part 1)

Microsoft has recently launch a new tool, Azure AD Connect, to synchronize your on-premises Active Directory with Azure Active Directory.  This new tool will become a one-stop shop for all on-premises and Azure synchronization.  This new tool will replace DirSync and AADSync.  It’s touted as a simple, fast & lightweight solution. This article will step […]