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  • Understanding the Economics of the Cloud

    Leading IT organizations are now viewing cloud computing as an investment in business transformation, not just a way to cut costs for IT.  Because of the cloud, CIOs are no longer forced to … more

  • Bringing the Cloud to Work

    People use the cloud for business, whether you like it or not.  Sales people often use Webex, GoTo Meeting, or other cloud based meeting services to connect with and sell to customers.  … more

  • Azure Rights Management Service

    With business trending toward “bring your own device”, file level security today is paramount.  Because of the consumerization and externalization of IT, Social Enterprise, and data … more

  • Developing in (but not necessarily for) the Cloud

    Software development presents a variety of challenges to development teams not the least of which is the establishment and maintenance of solid development environments that allow teams to be … more

  • Force Directory Synchronization with Office 365

    To force synchronization, log into your server that has the Directory Synchronization tool installed. Open up PowerShell and navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Online Directory Sync. Then start … more

  • SMTP Relay with Office 365

    SMTP Relay with Office 365 is one of the more common questions we get at Synergy Technical. It seems there is some confusion about what actually constitutes a relay, so let’s start off with … more

  • Hiding in the Shadows

    What is Shadow IT?  IT is busy.  We all know that.  It takes a lot of resources to keep the lights on and the servers running.  The number one priority of IT organizations is to … more

  • Public or Private Cloud? What about Hybrid?

    Cloud deployments are classified into three different types.

    Public Cloud -These services are provided over the Internet.  Generally, you have little control over the underlying technology … more

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It’s been just over a year since Microsoft launched Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. When it first launched, the promise was there, but the execution was very raw. I wrote about it, …