Microsoft Teams – How we use it internally

I wrote a few months ago that Microsoft Teams was going to be a big deal, and a key part of Microsoft's Modern Workplace strategy around Office 365. That was only a few weeks after the initial preview release. Now that it has launched in general release, I thought I’d share some observations gleaned from our company’s use of Teams for the past four months.

How can I Keep From Getting Hacked?

Who Are You? Identity is the Key to Everything
In 2017, security revolves around your identity. The principle of knowing and verifying who you are is the key to granting you access to resources and data that you have appropriate permissions for.

Hardware and software firewalls and filters are still important, to be sure.

Microsoft Teams is kind of a big deal

When your product announcement is a special media event featuring a keynote speech by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and on the day of preview release, you launch simultaneously with full-featured apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and the Web, well, to paraphrase Ron Burgundy, you’re kind of a big deal.

Windows Server 2016: Remote Access Revolution?

Last month I talked about hyperbole in the technology world, and how technology advancements can be considered "game changers" for businesses. In that installment, Office 365 was the focus. This month, my focus turns to the newly-released Windows Server 2016, and specifically, the use of Server 2016 as a Remote Desktop Server.

What makes a “game-changer”?

A recent article about game-changing products got me thinking: What qualifies as a game changer in the tech world? Sure, there are universal game changers that are obvious. It's hard to argue that the first cell phone and the first PC made the world a different place in their wake.

Reframing Your Business Processes for Cloud

By: Dan Bremner

I've been thinking a lot lately about reframing - the idea of changing your perspective in order to see something in a completely different light. It struck me that often when we look at something brand new, we see it through the lens of our experience with the old thing that is being replaced.

Apple vs FBI

By: Dan Bremner

While usually in this space, I highlight some aspect of technology that could be useful in your business, or some news or advice to protect your company from hackers, today I'll try to shed light on the very public showdown between the FBI and Apple regarding the FBI's demand that Apple write software for them to enable them to hack into an iPhone.

Office 365/Cloud Super Powers

By: Dan Bremner

The other day I heard a description of cloud computing that I liked, "We have all these super powers we never had before." Okay, they might not be quite as Amazing as the super powers Peter Parker got from a radioactive spider bite, or Bruce Banner's gamma radiation-induced muscle building regimen, but there is still some pretty cool stuff you can do.