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Kirk Terrell

Office 365 Cloud App Security: Get Security Visibility in the Cloud

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All the Cloud Controls You Have Been Waiting For

When company credentials have been compromised, all corporate data is instantly at risk. Hackers only need one victim to begin to access an entire organization – do you have a plan in place to prepare, detect or stop the threat before it’s too late?

Account compromise and credential harvesting attacks are occurring at alarming rates. In the event of a successful account compromise, time is crucial and the ability to respond quickly can significantly decrease the damage to your organization. Incident response teams should have a clear understanding of the steps involved in remediating unauthorized access events.  These steps should be clear and concise to avoid confusion and delayed containment. Microsoft helps with these steps by providing one single tool that covers many of the core incident response tasks.

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Nader Fattah

Take Control of Your Windows Updates with These Simple Solutions

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With the most recent Windows update causing major issues with lost data for its users, people are beginning to feel weary of these automatic updates, so what can you do to manage them?

Windows updates are important—not only for security but to access new features and to fix any bugs… but that does not mean these updates have to be an annoying, intrusive or dangerous process.

Most recently, the Windows 10 October update had users reporting several wide-ranging issues caused by the update. The biggest complaint? Lost data and files. Yikes! Other complaints included issues with CPU usage and reduced battery life post update as well. Luckily, there are a few options to better manage these automatic updates to protect your data.

Depending on your industry, the size of your company and other factors, one solution may work better than others in your workplace. Look at these three solutions that allow you to be in charge of the timing of your updates. 

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Eric Brophy

The Pros & Cons to Keeping a Hybrid Exchange Server Post Migration

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Are you near the end of the migration journey?

Have all your mailboxes been successfully transferred to Exchange Online?

Customers will often want to turn off the Exchange mailboxes servers but sometimes debate if they should keep the Hybrid Exchange Server in place or not. Interlink typically recommends keeping the Hybrid Exchange Server in place becasue there are more pros than cons. We have outlind those below:

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Mike Wilson

Don’t Be Left Unprepared for Microsoft Windows Server & SQL Server End of Life Deadlines

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The clock is running out for Microsoft Windows Server 2008/R2 and SQL Server 2008/R2.

The good news is that you have options that you previously never had. Microsoft has announced they are discontinuing free security updates on clients using Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 as well as SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2.

  • Windows Server 2008/R2 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end January 2020
  • SQL Server 2008/R2 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end July 2019
  • Windows 7 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end Jan. 14, 2020
  • Office 2010 – mainstream support is expired, and extended support will end Oct. 13, 2020
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Todd Shafer

Azure Resource Manager: Simplify How You Manage Your App Resources

Azure Resource Manager: Simplify How You Manage Your App Resources

When you are deploying applications within an environment, they are usually made up of many different components. Perhaps an application utilizes a virtual machine, a database, and a storage account. Currently, you see these components as all separate entities instead of being grouped up into a single entity. In this classic deployment model, you must manually track which resources made up your solutions and remember to manage each of them individually. To deploy that solution, you have to create each resource individually using a portal of some sort or create a script that deploys these resources correctly. To delete that solution, you’d have to go one by one and remove the resources individually. Azure Resource Manager gets rid of this headache by enabling you to work with resources as a group to deploy, manage, and monitor them all together.

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