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Execution-oriented account manager and IT professional, with a focus on IT strategy and enterprise architecture. Partners with and ensures the long-term success of customers. Creative and flexible problem solver, with a can-do attitude and positive approach. Team player who implements… Continue Reading →

Export Office 365 Mailbox to PST

If you’re used to using an on premise Exchange server you’ve probably run the Export-Mailbox command to archive a mailbox now and again. Unfortunately, there is no officially supported method for exporting mailbox contents in Office 365 to PST via powershell…. Continue Reading →

IT Policy is Not a Daycare

I’ve encountered a lot of bad IT policies over the years, and they all seem to have one common factor: bad management. And I’m not talking about a BOFH here, although there are those too. I mean upper/middle management or owner decisions to use IT policy as employee daycare. IT policy is not a substitute for actual management of employees.

IT Infrastructure: A Business Foundation

IT infrastructure is the foundation for executing business strategy in today’s rapidly changing business world. An ill-planned, aged, or under-developed IT infrastructure will hamper a business, forcing employees to continually work harder while the business loses ground. A well designed IT infrastructure is a platform from which businesses grow… Continue Reading →

Finding the Server Address in Office 365

When Microsoft upgraded Office 365 from Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2013 they also changed Outlook profile server addressing. In the older version of Office 365 your Outlook profile server address was the same as the URL for Outlook Web Access…. Continue Reading →

3 Project Management Lessons to Live By

During my tenure as a project manager I have learned many valuable lessons about managing successful projects. Some of these lessons I’ve found to be applicable to my life outside of projects and information technology. Here are three project management… Continue Reading →

Create 100s of Email Aliases in Office 365

Occasionally I receive the request to have hundreds of email aliases added to a user’s Office365 email address – typically for software product testing. Creating the aliases using the web interface would be tedious and time consuming. Luckily we have… Continue Reading →

Starting A Blog Is Easy With 1-Click WordPress Hosting

Many new bloggers turn to free blog services because they are perceived as easy to use. They may be user-friendly, but the drawbacks are vast. Below are just 3 disadvantages of using a free blog service. Remember that you get… Continue Reading →

Managing Ex-Employee Mailboxes in Microsoft’s Office 365

One common request that I routinely encounter is to manage the mailboxes of employees that are leaving, or have left, a company. In these situations it is common to have the ex-employee’s mailbox configured to forward email, allow other users… Continue Reading →

RDP stops working on Server 2008 R2 after SP1

If you’ve recently upgraded Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and found that RDP has suddenly stopped working, you may want to check out security patch KB2667402. Apparently, if you’ve already installed this security patch, then install service pack 1, RDP will… Continue Reading →

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