April 24, 2019

Whether you write scripts in isolation or work with a team, the ability to track version of you scripts is important. You may add code that ends up not working out, and the ability to reverse these changes (without manually deleting code) can save your script. Git is a most common source control tool and keeps tracks of changes...

April 10, 2019

Despite surging cloud adoption, Skype for Business Server 2015 continues to receive new cumulative updates with hotfixes as well as improvements. Cumulative Update 8 (CU 8) released in January 2019 came with some additional options for migrating on-premises users directly to Microsoft Teams in Office 365. With this CU and additi...

March 26, 2019

Finally, following up from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of this blog series, this post isn't necessarily IT related but more general career advice. I'm going to share a couple of resources that influenced me in the last few years about my career choices.

Inspiration from an Unlikely Place

Ever watch that show Entourage on HBO? In a...

March 26, 2019

In the last few months, Microsoft has released several role-based certifications covering their multiple cloud solutions. This post will cover their structure and resources to prepare yourself. Next, I'll dive into the Azure Administrator Associate certification, including how to prepare for the new lab-based scenarios.

Read my f...

March 7, 2019

Parts 1 and 2 of this series focused on career progression and making sure you stay relevant (and stay compensated). Next I turn to something I touched on in my last post in regards to staying relevant: degrees and certifications.

Let's Go to College

Let's start with degrees. Working in IT is a field where you can go without a deg...

February 21, 2019

In Part 1 of this series, I went through all my previous jobs to show my career progression from a general sys admin to a specialist. This post will continue on that idea, mainly discussing why I left one of my first jobs and things I think you should think about in your current job role.

In the role where I was a junior sys admi...

February 14, 2019

I've kept blog posts here primarily technology related, offering how-to or problem-solving topics. However, I thought it would be time to review my IT career over the past dozen years and try to offer advice or perspective on what has led me to where I am now and what I learned along the way. By sharing this, I hope that it migh...

February 12, 2019

I previously covered the basics on how to install the Call Quality Dashboard (CQD) PowerShell module and perform a basic query. This article is a follow-up on how to perform more advanced queries to extract the Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business Online data in your tenant.

Read my full post over at the 4Sysops Blogs:

https://4...

February 4, 2019

Microsoft Teams will eventually become the standard collaboration tool for Office 365, replacing Skype for Business Online. In the meantime, you may need to manage how your end users will use both products, as well as how to transition fully to Teams. This article will discuss what options are available to you, how to manage thi...

December 31, 2018

Earlier this year, Microsoft released new admin roles for Microsoft Teams. This feature allows Office 365 tenant administrators to limit the scope of actions available to other administrators in the modern Teams and Skype for Business admin center. This post will go over how to assign these new roles and show what administrative...

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