Terence Kolstad

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Exchange 2010 Goes Into Overtime!

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Sep 19, 2019 2:20:52 PM

A small silver lining in the upcoming end of life woes facing companies in 2020. The Microsoft Exchange Team announced on Monday, September 16th that they are extending support for Exchange 2010 from January 14th to October 13th, 2020. This will only be a benefit for customers with Exchange 2010 running on Server 2012/R2. Microsoft is not changing the end of support date for Server 2008/R2.

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Topics: IT, security, Microsoft, Teams, Office365, Collaboration

Are you Ready for Microsoft Teams?

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Sep 9, 2019 2:42:06 PM

Microsoft recently released some very exciting news- Microsoft Teams will be replacing Skype for Business Online and retirement is effective July 31, 2021. New tenants created now in Office 365 will be provisioned to Microsoft Teams and no longer in Skype for Business Online. Our talented engineers live and breathe in the world of Microsoft and technology every single day, and we've had a flood of excitement, along with lots of questions around this announcement… So the big question is, are you ready for Microsoft Teams?

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Topics: IT, security, Microsoft, Teams, Office365, Collaboration

Re-blog: Exchange 2016 CU7 Bug Causes HCW to Fail

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Nov 18, 2017 10:04:00 AM

Original blog post by Zoltan Erszenyi

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Topics: Insider, Education

Thoughts on the Direction of Microsoft and Security

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Nov 17, 2017 3:09:38 PM

I was fortunate enough to attend the Microsoft Ignite conference in Orlando, FL this year. During the conference, there was a TON of information to gather, experts to network with, and vendors to see in the Expo Hall.

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Topics: Education, Cyber Security

Customizing ADFS Claims Rules for Office 365

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Nov 4, 2016 10:16:06 AM

I was recently working with a customer on ADFS claims rules and thought to share the experience of how to make some simple customizations within ADFS to lockdown authentication to Office 365 services, in this case. The requirement was that if the authentication connection came from an External IP not listed (any of their many remote locations), then block the connection UNLESS you are part of a specific AD group.

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Topics: Tech Article, Education

LAPS – A Simple, Must-Have Solution

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Sep 14, 2016 9:00:00 AM
Security is a big topic these days in both big businesses and small. With ransomware and cyber-attacks proliferating, IT's job of securing the internal infrastructure is becoming paramount. As with most areas, there are always simple solutions that can be implemented to help mitigate some of the risk posed to your network.
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Topics: Tech Article

Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Jul 7, 2016 11:04:46 AM

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Topics: Tech Article

Calling All O365 Hybrids!  April Changes to TLS certificate!

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Mar 2, 2016 8:53:57 AM

For all Hybrid O365 Exchange environments, Microsoft has released a blog post stating that come April, they will be updating their TLS certificate for Office 365.

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Topics: Tech Article

Azure AD Connect Password Sync Issue Resolved!

Posted by Terence Kolstad on Jul 9, 2015 2:55:00 PM

As we’re seeing more and more in technology, identity is everything. It’s what authenticates us against all of the systems we interface with day to day. Having single sign-on (SSO) or same sign-on with 3rd party applications is gaining more and more momentum.

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Topics: Tech Article

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