Synergy Blog

  • Coming Soon: Unified EMS Portal Experience

    A persistent, ongoing challenge with managing EMS has been the wildly disparate administration requirements. I’ve talked…at length…before about the 7 different portals I have to … more

  • Azure AD Conditional Access

    Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) has a ton of features. That’s no secret: I do Intune, MFA, and AAD Connect password write-back configurations all the time, and our SharePoint team does a … more

  • Azure Domain Services vs. IaaS DC

    Hot off the presses, last night Microsoft released GA pricing details for Azure Active Directory Domain Services. The smaller two tiers have been aggregated, will be renamed “S1 Domain Services … more

  • Azure DNS

    One of the biggest challenges in migrating to Office 365 is managing DNS changes.

    Most of my migrations have been environments that manage their own internal DNS, and allow either their ISP or a … more

  • Windows Defender ATP – Revisited!

    A few weeks ago I did some testing with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. I ran into a few hurdles, crossed a few bridges, and apparently caught the attention of some people who truly care … more

  • Windows Defender ATP

    I’ve spent the better part of the past year evangelizing EMS. It’s a fantastic suite of tools that offers a huge range of controls to protect corporate assets, particularly for remote and … more

  • Claims vs. Groups

    Some time ago I promised to explore the super awesome world of claims, but somehow I never got around to it. With apologies, let’s take a look at how groups are dead* and claims are the new … more

  • Small Change: Big Improvement

    I used to teach people how to drive race cars. The man who taught us how to teach had one overarching principle: work on the smallest change you can make to a student’s driving to deliver the … more

  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update: What's Next?

    My son is going into the 5th grade this year. He’s been begging for an iPod (truth be told, an iPhone, but that ain’t gonna happen) for about a year. I’ve struggled with the request, … more

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Posted: 8/23/2017 10:44 AM
As a systems admin, one of the most challenging things about coming into a new environment used to be one of the most challenging things about staying in an environment long-term: managing groups.& …