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How to be a Badass IT Ninja

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Go beyond basic IT control and troubleshooting with remote management

For IT administrators, using tools for remote access, control, and support is not enough to diagnose critical issues — you need more power and greater control over diagnostics before even connecting to remote servers or computers. But when it comes to your tech ecosystem, it’s easy to become entrenched in vendor-specific tools and services and rely solely on those. The problem is that these may not have the full extent of the capabilities you need for complete, end-to-end remote administration.

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Tags: remote monitoring, Monitoring, Administration, Office 365 management

Microsoft Ignite 2016: Get ready to enter the Gizmo Go hunt

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Interested in scoring a $1,000 gift card just for surfing GSX.com? Today we’re announcing a contest where visitors to GSX.com will have a chance to catch “Gizmo” leading up to Microsoft Ignite. The contest, Gizmo Go, starts August 15 and goes until September 28. We’ll announce the winners in a drawing at the GSX booth during Microsoft Ignite on September 29. Here’s how to play:

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Tags: Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft Ignite Conference, GizmoGo

Office 365 Reporting – Gain actionable insights with filters

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Aug 11, 2016


Microsoft Office 365 released a new reporting portal earlier this year, with some improvements and advanced capabilities over its previous version. But for IT administrators who want custom usage reports, and more effective cost management insights, GSX 365 Usage remains crucial tool. Today we will explore more about the filtering capability, which is limited in the native Microsoft Admin Center.

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Tags: Office365, office 365 reporting, Office 365 usage

Managing Organizational Units (OU) in Office 365

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Aug 09, 2016

An Organizational Unit is a container you use to create structure within a domain. Organizational Units are the most fundamental Active Directory entities to which one can link group policies and delegate administrative privileges. Therefore, any error in configuring or modifying an OU could compromise the functionality and integrity of an entire business unit, its users, computer accounts, and other resources.

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Tags: Administration, Cloud Enterprise Management, Office 365 management, Office 365 Administration

Solving ADFS and Office 365 Headaches

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Tue, Aug 02, 2016

Office 365 can present both benefits and challenges for IT administrators. While it offers countless services within a single environment, connection and access issues can plague even the most savvy IT administrator, causing headaches and reduced performance. However, understanding Office 365 and ADFS and using the right monitoring and reporting tools can reduce these headaches and make your organization achieve better outcomes.

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Tags: Office365, ADFS, ADFS monitoring, ADFS performance

Unified Communications solutions help organizations adapt to remote and ‘BYOD’ workforces

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Telecommuting rose an estimated 79 percent between 2005 and 2012, making up more than 2.6 percent of the American workforce, and its growth hasn’t stopped since. The world is mobilizing quickly, and companies now realize that unified communications strategies are essential to maintaining secure, efficient, and profitable organizations. UC systems allow IT professionals to monitor and report network, database, and infrastructure issues on a variety of devices used by employees, regardless of their physical location.

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Tags: Unified Communications and Collaborations, Unified Communications

Je suis Niçois

Posted by Antoine Leboyer on Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Words cannot express the horror that took place in Nice on Bastille Day.

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Tags: Jesuisnice

Gain Better Visibility into your Cloud Services with Monitoring Tools

Posted by Juliette Ollagnier on Thu, Jul 14, 2016


The public cloud services market is skyrocketing, and many IT administrators are realizing they don’t have the same visibility into their infrastructure as they once did. The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 16.5 percent in 2016 to total $204 billion, according to Gartner. They predict the highest growth will come from cloud system infrastructure services, which is projected to grow 38.4 percent in 2016.

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Tags: Office 365, Cloud monitoring, cloud performance

Be proactive about authentication issues in ADFS

Posted by Pavan Reddy on Thu, Jul 07, 2016

Active Directory Federation Services (AD Federation Services) is a feature of the Windows Server operating system that extends end users' single sign-on access to applications and systems outside the corporate firewall.

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Tags: ADFS, ADFS monitoring, Microsoft identity management

Why Azure AD Connect monitoring is important

Posted by Dan Krief on Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Microsoft Azure AD Connect formerly known as Windows Azure Active Directory Sync (DirSync) or Azure AD Sync, combines all scenarios supported by these both deprecated tools. It is the best way to connect your on-premises directory with Azure AD and Office 365. The main purpose of using Azure AD Connect is that it makes the users more productive thanks to a common identity for accessing both cloud and on-premises resources.

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Tags: Microsoft identity management, Azure AD Connect