I setup a personal Azure account to experiment with. I think I found my sea legs in Azure enough to explore the idea of migrating some internal services to the cloud. My goal is to be able to show the company how to dip toes in Azure through the creation of virtual networks, virtual machines,… Continue reading Azure Point to site VPN
The company I work for has been sun-setting some old tech Wifi technology recently and has embraced the robust, single-pane-of-glass administration portal available in Meraki solutions. While I cannot disclose details about the devices and configuration of the enterprise level products we are choosing, I want to point out that you can get your hands… Continue reading Meraki fan – MR33 AP Setup
To emphasize industry experience, research and project planning abilities, I've decided to post some work from Grad School. In some cases the papers had real legs and turned out to be actual projects. *Permission was granted for publishing on my blog by Dept. of Business Information Technology, Professor & Chair. ( Company name was changed… Continue reading Articles & Papers from the past -Post 1
I was recently brainstorming a way for our company to move 10 TB (27+ VM's) to an offsite data center on a 50 Mbps pipe. This is work in progress but I dig writing about trying new things. I will leave the company name out of course and I've "blurred" any tell-tale information on my print screens.… Continue reading Testing move of Datacenter VM’s with a Veeam Seeded backup
During the Dale Carnegie leadership course I recently attended, one of our daily assignments was to give a talk on a technical subject that everyone could relate to and deliver with "non-techie spiel." Part I of this post outlines the talking points I used to just get the basics out there to my friends. Part… Continue reading 321 Backup Method… A basic backup method can help you distance yourself from Ransomware…
These are some notes scraped from various sources and paraphrased for easy reading. I wanted a document that summarizes DNS and one option that you can do to tighten down security at home or at a small business. According to various site pages from OpenDNS,Cisco Umbrella: DNS Defined: Domain Name System (DNS) is basically an… Continue reading DNS & OpenDNS for my friends at home and SMB’s
An opportunity to dive into Tableau has presented itself. Desktop and Server is setup and I've been training & playing with it. Pretty cool. Business Intelligence with Tableau...... Is it a supplemental sidecar for reporting or the future? Either way, I am happy to get the chance to dive in. It seems to be a… Continue reading Tableau
This was an inspirational 8 week course that I will never forget. Very powerful principles!
Below are Steps taken to migrate from perpetual office 2010 to Office 365 at a small business. Overall, the project is to migrate a small business from a perpetual office license model to subscription Office 365. We need to give users modern tools and save money! Project Background information: Based on the cost from research… Continue reading Office 365 migration from perpetual licenses -Quick steps taken to get project started….
Needed to spin up a vanilla Sharepoint Server in a test environment. 1.Installed Trial version Server 2019 (just showing what is installed prior to kick off ) 2. Installed SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition 3. Install SSMS 17.9.1 Install Sharepoint 2019 New Farm Error! Didn't work!! Double Check Settings? Still not working After consulting with… Continue reading Sharepoint Server setup on trial of Server 2019 (Photo-notes)