Microsoft 365

We like to think of Microsoft Office 365 (M365) as a suite of suites including:  Office 365, Enterprise Mobility +Security (EMS), and Windows 10.  This technology bundle unlocks the popular productivity bundle of Office 365 with Office, Exchange Online, Teams, OneDrive, Groups, Planner, SharePoint Online and much, much more.  Combine this with the management and security [...]

By |2019-02-06T10:48:58-05:00February 6th, 2019|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Microsoft 365

2018 in Review

It’s often insightful to look back in order to look forward.  As 2018 has faded, I review what happened with our business last year to make forecasts about 2019.  Our business has always been driven by the needs of our customers, and 2018 was no exception.  To be succinct, I’ve limited this blog to 3 [...]

By |2019-01-21T11:18:51-05:00January 17th, 2019|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 2018 in Review

Windows 10: Modern Workplace Preview (1:53)

In the second entry in our Modern Workplace webinar series, explore how we use Windows as a core part of your productivity platform to empower employees with digital workstyles and protect their data with built-in protections against modern threats. As one third of the Microsoft 365 offering, deploying Windows 10 is vital to boost both [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:44:24-05:00November 6th, 2018|Security Solutions|Comments Off on Windows 10: Modern Workplace Preview (1:53)

Modern Workplace

When employees feel enabled to do their best work, they are engaged and satisfied. To deal with evolving business needs, distributed teams, and an increasingly complex threat environment, Microsoft must maintain a responsive, modern workplace. This comes in their Microsoft 365 offering which includes Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security. These products [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:29:49-05:00September 16th, 2018|Monthly Focus|Comments Off on Modern Workplace

Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2

In my last blog, I provided the recommended configurations that should be in place in order to support advanced Windows security features.  This blog provides the task sequence details on how to convert machines from BIOS to UEFI mode. Configuring the BIOS on HP workstations with SCCM Download the BIOS Configuration Utility (v4.0.25.1 is the [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:46:50-05:00July 16th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 2

Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 1

Before building Windows 10 workstations, you need to be sure that you have a strong hardware configuration that can support advanced Windows security features. Recommended BIOS configuration for secure Windows 10 devices Below are some of the firmware configurations that will support the optimal security configuration for Windows 10: Intel virtualization for Direct IO or [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:47:08-05:00July 9th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Configure Workstation BIOS with SCCM to Take Advantage of Windows 10 Security Features – Part 1

Testing Windows 10 Enrollment in AutoPilot

In a previous blog, we outlined the benefits of Windows AutoPilot: Leveraging Windows AutoPilot for Device Provisioning It this article we describe how you can test enrolling an existing device with Windows Autopilot. Test Enroll an Existing Windows 10 machine with Windows AutoPilot In order to register devices, you will need to acquire their hardware [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:51:22-05:00March 14th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Testing Windows 10 Enrollment in AutoPilot

Microsoft 365: A Complete IT Solution?

You need to streamline your business processes, reduce cost, and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. There is a plethora of options, each with their own capabilities, limitations, and problems. We get it. Navigating the tech industry today is more difficult than ever. You must have a very sophisticated understanding of all product offerings and [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:32:12-05:00March 5th, 2018|Collaboration, Office 365|Comments Off on Microsoft 365: A Complete IT Solution?

Are you staying current? Some Windows 10 builds don’t receive updates. Keep up!

Were you an early adopter of Windows 10?  Are you wondering why you’re not receiving security updates anymore? This issue is related to the Windows Lifecycle, and Windows 10 is a bit different due to the frequency at which releases are occurring. Windows 10 “RTM” (version 1507, build 10240) had its last round of security [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:50:59-05:00February 12th, 2018|Infrastructure Services|Comments Off on Are you staying current? Some Windows 10 builds don’t receive updates. Keep up!

2017 in Review

It’s often insightful to look back in order to look forward.  As 2017 has faded, I've reviewed what happened with our business last year to make forecasts about 2018.  Our business has always been driven by the needs of our customers, and 2017 was no exception.  In no particular order, here are 8 areas/ways we [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:30:50-05:00January 31st, 2018|Advisory Services|Comments Off on 2017 in Review