Tip

QoS Tip

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:08
For anyone who's been wondering, "Does QoS really matter and improve Zooming latency?" ranthalas kindly provides a concept clarification: "This is a bit of a common misconception that is actually correct in most circumstances… let's address the 'bandwidth is never fully utilized'… for example, you have a 1Gbps link between two switches. According to graphs, this link never uses more than 200Mbps

IT Pro Tuesday #177

Mon, 11/22/2021 - 12:02
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Tip to keep your AD clean

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:20
InvisibleTextArea explains an easy way to keep your AD clean: "Automation. HR has a personnel database with a web front end. Our onboarding and off board scripts hook into that and do the needful. This also has the happy outcome that you can deflect any ‘Why is <user account> not setup/deleted/disabled/etc' queries to 'Go speak to HR/Line Manager/Head of Department.'"

IT Pro Tuesday #176

Mon, 11/15/2021 - 13:03
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A Tip

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:38
Some practical advice from ThePurpleBuffalo that might save your from succumbing to ‘cried wolf’ syndrome, "High alert volume will inevitably lead to 'Alert Fatigue,' which puts your environment at risk. All alerts need to be: Relevant (I don't care if something in a dev environment goes down.) Timely (I don't care that something was down 8 months ago.) Actionable (If I can't do anything to fix it

IT Pro Tuesday #175

Mon, 11/08/2021 - 15:29
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Azure AD Password Tip

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 15:00
Some sage advice, compliments of h0ll0wc: "For organizations out there that make their users change their passwords quarterly, it is highly likely that they are using something like: ‘Spring2021!’, ‘Summer2021!’, etc. Implementing a mechanism to make sure your users cannot do this is important. For orgs that use Azure AD, there is a tool called Password Protection that can do this for you. I
Password Protection

IT Pro Tuesday #174

Mon, 11/01/2021 - 14:47
Get this in your inbox each week. Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday! To start off, we'd like to take a moment to spread the word about our own free tool that lets you see how many threats get through to your organization on M365—so you can proactively prevent users from being tricked. 365 Threat Monitor detects any threats that breach your Microsoft 365 security and sends a phone alert. Then you can

Documentation Tip

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:28
Some helpful advice from TheBigBlueTuna: "Documentation feels less like extra work… if you do it up front while you are building a system. This helps to pause at each major step and document any whys or gotchas that can be difficult to remember once you hit the next bump in the road during setup. Personally for each new system deployment I create a minimum of 4 pages: The build process so others

IT Pro Tuesday #173

Mon, 10/25/2021 - 14:24
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