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It’s time for MVP Friday Feature - say hello to @JenniferAnnMason! Read Jennifer’s post to learn how she solves business problems and works through change management with clients.

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Community Reporter and Microsoft MVP Alistair Pugin shares his thoughts on Tech Community, Microsoft Ignite, and how he stays up-to-date with industry trends.

 

Check out his blog post here!

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It’s time for Friday Feature, say hello to @Albert-Jan Schots! Described as “a true die-hard SharePoint developer,” he shares his entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and his excitement for working with passionate individuals.

See the full post: here

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Check out our quick review of Microsoft Ignite cybersecurity coverage, sessions, and tips to help you build your knowledge and effectiveness toward a defensible and modernized workplace.

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Say hello to this week’s Friday Feature— @Mark O'Shea! Mark has over 25 years of IT industry experience, working across multiple segments, from OEM to SI, and from small business to enterprise. Currently he focuses on integrating cloud services with PC te

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You might recall at the beginning of this cybersecurity month we asked, “How are you planning to safe-lock your data in a mobile world?” Breaches add up, bringing a heavy financial toll. Cybersecurity Ventures reports that cybercrime costs are expected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021

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Popular New Trending Data Infrastructure Vendors To Watch

server storage I/O data infrastructure trends

A common question I get asked is who are the hot popular new or trending data infrastructure vendors to watch.

Keep in mind that there is a difference between industry adoption and customer deployment

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Microsoft 365 captured IT pros’ attention – and for good reason. Find out a few ways you can amplify your security strategy with this subscription model bundle that blends Windows 10, Office 365, and Enterprise Mobility + Security.

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Introducing this week’s Friday Feature@Gareth Gudger! Gareth is a Solution Architect for Blue Chip Consulting Group LLC. He specializes in Microsoft Exchange Server and Office 365, sharing his knowledge of the tools on the Super Tek Boy blog. Read his Q

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Relive the moments of Microsoft Ignite. Check out our roundup of announcements for SharePoint, Office 2019, and other news and social chatter. Don’t miss details on upcoming Microsoft Ignite and SharePoint events here too.

Read the full blog post here.

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I don't see any conversations about the MVP Reconnect program in the Microsoft Tech Community yet, so I thought I'd start one off.

As a past MVP Awardee and current Microsoft employee, I'm a huge fan of this new program. If you are a past MVP Award winner

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Thanks for the link Can any of the readers help me here how to become a first time MVP ? Is there some site where I can nominate myself?

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We are very excited to introduce this week’s Friday Feature— @Vlad Catrinescu! Vlad is President of a SharePoint and Office 365 Consulting firm called vNext Solutions. He has been recognized as an Office Servers and Services MVP since 2013. Read his Q&A here

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There's a lot of focus on cryptocurrency and blockchain. Can these technologies help you build a secure digital business? See our post for a view as you provide technology strategy insights for your company.

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With Ignite now behind us and Cybersecurity month ahead, we’ll focus on Ignite takeaways using the cybersecurity lens. With the lengthening string of high-profile—and wearying—cybercrimes, check out the backdrop on what we’ve planned. Read our introductio

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Why is Governance completed at the end or as part of a project and not at the beginning of a project?  Also, how many people should you talk with, to get a real feel from the business about the requirements of say an Office 365 roll out or SharePoint enab

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The background of this question are thoughts on how far we customize O365 to our company's needs. I see a risk in putting too much effort into customizations and the need to clearly understand Microsofts philosophy and vision of O365. Especially in order

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Maybe it is best to think about the services within Office 365 not the product when considering upgrade paths and changes.  Exchange is still exchange and SharePoint is s

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I like this question because it is one I ask myself at the beginning of every project.  How much do I need to change Office 365 from the default to meet the company needs

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There isn’t a question that end-user adoption is top of mind for IT professionals. From training teams individually to better understanding business requirements, end-user adoption starts with just that—end-users. Across various end-user adoption tactics,

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I agree entirely that there is a disconnect appearing between the senior management and the workforce.  From an adoption perspective, the ‘bulk’ of users are at t

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When people talk about CIOs driving strategic direction, it does have to be with a view to enabling others.

 

We talk about using technology to enable collaboration, but th

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As some of you may have noticed, earlier this year the Microsoft team conducted research to find out what is top of mind for IT Professionals today, particularly how organizations and IT roles have changed and adapted to the cloud.  Over the next couple o

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Just wanted to make sure that anyone who is attending Microsoft Ignite on this thread to make sure you attend session BRK2102 'Transform yourself and build your IT cloud

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Ok 3rd time lucky in posting this...

 

I think you need all of these skills... though Id like to know what people classified softskills as in this context (getting on with

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The trend I've seen over the last 20+ years is that IT as a discipline is more mature, and thus more specialized.  Whereas once IT professionals were expected to perform

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Our IT department definitely seems to hire for all of the above, and is as invested if not more in soft skills and culture fit. I believe this is because you can always t

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Interestingly enough I felt this today!

 

I come from Business/Sales/Marketing background.  I started the transition to I.T. in 1986 and went full time I.T. officially in D

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This month, we focused on sharing stories and guidance to help you build strong relationships with your partners in the business. IT organizational shifts in a cloud-focused world have elevated opportunities to improve business-IT alignment for strategic

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Industry: Education

Size: Campus of 5,000

IT employees: About 20

 

The approach

 

This organization made the move to cloud with Office 365 to improve communications and collaboration in the higher education environment. The IT group established the need t

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We in MAS Holdings have also noticed that people adopt only when the solution addresses their problem. Therefore it is for us to understand the p... Read More

The ubiquity of DevOps is clear. It’s been making its way from startups to established enterprises the past few years, and the latest annual study by Right Scale shows that 8 of 10 enterprises and 7 of 10 small/midsize businesses (SMB) are adopting DevOps

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With both “shadow IT” and decentralized IT influencing how organizations are structured in a cloud-based economy, companies increasingly focus on IT-business alignment to achieve their strategic goals. To foster tight alignment across departments, success

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You’re probably managing at least one—if not multiple—cloud instances across various business units. As you plan for business transformation through digital technologies, is your cloud environment optimized to capture the value of agile implementations?

 

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Over the past several months I have posted, commenting, presenting and discussing more about Data Infrastructures and my new book (my 4th solo project) officially announced today, Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press). Software Defin

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To kick off the month, we talked about the importance of increased strategic alignment between business and IT. The cloud has led to increased IT collaboration with LoB management and an evolving CIO role. This means that you have the opportunity to funct

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Business alignment is key to success of digital transformation. One have to be a change agent (irrelevant of their contribution) in the organization to drive adoption of

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