Microsoft 365 configuration best practices

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Setting the ground for Microsoft 365 configuration best practices It is very common for Microsoft 365 customers to request external consultation on how to properly setup a new Microsoft 365 tenant and subscriptions or re-configure their existing subscription(s) according to Microsoft best practices. This article attempts to put together a Microsoft 365 configuration best practices … Read more

Internet Explorer 11 retirement

Internet Explorer 11

Internet Explorer 11 retirement announcement As per Microsoft MC378271 announcement, the Internet Explorer (IE) 11 desktop application will be retired on June 15, 2022, on certain versions of Windows 10. This means that the IE11 desktop application will no longer be supported and will be progressively redirected to Microsoft Edge over the following months, and … Read more

The Microsoft Inside Track

The Microsoft Inside Track

Introduction When implementing IT solutions which are complex and require proper in-depth planning, it is crucial to perform technical assessments and creating an inventory of the “as-is” situation as well as assess the organization’s operational and business requirements alongside the technical requirements. Implementing an IT solution, especially when this involves some sort of migration, requires … Read more

Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist

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Introduction When planning to migrate an organization with existing on-premises infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 Cloud, you need to create a thorough plan before the migration. This article discusses a Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist which is provided as a template by Microsoft. Microsoft 365 pre-migration checklist Carry out the following tasks to prepare for migrating … Read more

Microsoft TCO calculator overview

Microsoft TCO calculator overview

Introduction to Microsoft TCO calculator When planning your on-premise to Azure migration there are a lot of technical and business factors which need to be taken into account. First off, you need to assess your existing on-premises infrastructure and make decisions as to whether or not to migrate everything to Azure or keep a hybrid … Read more

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Solution assessment as a Microsoft service

Introduction There is an increasing number of customers around the globe in need of migrating to the Cloud. Implenting a migration project can be challenging and planning/designing the proper migration approach is of paramount importance. Microsoft can offer free solution assessment consulting services to its partner organizations implementing a migration project. This article provides an … Read more

Azure migration design considerations

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Running an Azure migration can entail many services and parameters which should taken into account. In the case of an Azure migration Proof of Concept (PoC), the Azure PoC subscription is used as an intermediary platform on which to perform an initial migration, test the proof of concept and validate functionality and then switch-over to … Read more

Migrating .NET apps and SQL databases to Azure

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Migrating .NET apps and SQL databases to Azure When planning a migration of .NET apps with associated SQL databases to Azure, you generally have two options: It is important to take the time to carry out proper planning and actively engage with the software development and systems engineering teams from the very beginning, in order … Read more

Hosting SQL Server workloads in the Azure Cloud

Azure SQL Server databases

Introduction This article provides a high-level overview of services for hosting SQL Server workloads in the Azure Cloud. Microsoft Azure offers a handful of cloud services for hosting your SQL as well as NoSQL databases and in-memory databases. The supported SQL databases are SQL Server, Oracle database, MySQL, PostGreSQL and MariaDB. Hosting SQL databses in … Read more

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Exchange Online migration design considerations

Introduction Most Microsoft 365 migration projects have an Exchange Online (EXO) portion. Whether that be an on-premises Exchange Server to Exchange Online migration task or a migration from a third party POP3/IMAP email hosting provider, there are a number of design considerations you need to take into account in every EXO project. This article discusses … Read more