Articles written by: San Roy

Sep 13, 2020

Dynamics 365 - Why every business should make the jump.

Today’s blog is about why every business should make the jump from their on-premise CRM system to Microsoft’s latest cloud solution – Dynamics [...]

May 02, 2021

Setting up an Azure AD Connect Staging Mode

Azure AD Connect is now the latest directory synchronization tool supported by Office 365.  In case you aren’t familiar with the history, the Azure AD Connect [...]

Dec 09, 2020

Configuring user profiles in SharePoint 2016

SharePoint 2016 user profiles synchronisation service provides a central location for configuring and managing the core elements of personalisation settings. It consists [...]

Nov 28, 2020

Software defined networking in Windows Server 2016

Software defined networking or SDN allows you to manage both the physical and virtual network devices in a datacenter. Using software defined networking you can also [...]

Nov 23, 2020

Deploying SharePoint 2016 - What are my options?

SharePoint 2016 comes in two deployment options: Standard and Enterprise edition. Although SharePoint foundation is not a part of SharePoint 2016, Microsoft still [...]

Nov 11, 2020

SharePoint 2016 Newsfeeds

SharePoint newsfeed page is your go to page for social networking. You can use newsfeed page to see what is going on. Using the newsfeed, you can micro blog, use [...]

Oct 31, 2020

Troubleshooting startup issues in Windows 10

If your Windows 10 computers fail to startup properly, you can use various tools to resolve the problem. You can use the Windows recovery environment to boot a [...]

Oct 14, 2020

Data Recovery in Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 comes with bundles of data recovery solutions such as File history, backup and restore (Windows 7), System Image, Previous versions, Windows Server [...]

Sep 19, 2020

What’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V

Windows Server 2016 comes with new features such as shielded virtual machines, production checkpoints, hot adding and removing of memory and network cards, and many new [...]

Sep 07, 2020

How-to: Install Windows 10 using the media creation tool

The Windows 10 media creation tool is required to install or reinstall Windows 10 from a USB flash drive or a DVD. In today’s blog I will explain the procedure of [...]

Aug 16, 2020

How to get started with Nano Server in Windows Server 2016

Nano Server is a new installation option for Windows Server 2016. It has a significantly smaller hardware footprint than server core. Nano Server is ideal for scenarios [...]

Jul 28, 2020

Windows Store for Business

Microsoft has made it easier for IT administrators to buy apps for all Windows 10 devices. Using Windows Store for Business, administrators can distribute application [...]

Jul 18, 2020

SharePoint 2016 social features

In today’s blog article I will talk about some of the new social features in SharePoint 2016. SharePoint 2016 includes several social features such as the newsfeed page, [...]

Jun 28, 2020

Managing your Azure subscription using PowerShell

Microsoft Azure offers both graphical and command line interfaces for managing your online subscriptions. If you want to automate certain actions, then using PowerShell [...]

Jun 15, 2020

Creating virtual machines in Microsoft Azure

In today’s blog post, I will talk about creating virtual machines in Azure. In addition to creating virtual machines on your on-premises server, you can also deploy [...]

Jun 06, 2020

Microsoft Azure Databases

In today’s blog I will talk about the various options available for storing relational data in Azure. Microsoft Azure offers both Platform as a service (PaaS) and [...]

Apr 29, 2021

Create a Blog Site in Azure

In today’s blog, I will show you how to create a Blog site in Windows Azure. You can use either the old or the new management portal to create a blog site. In this [...]

Apr 12, 2021

Creating a Point-to-Site VPN to your Azure Virtual Machines

In today’s blog, I am going to talk about establishing a VPN connection between your local machine and remote Azure network. This entire process can be divided in 4 [...]

Mar 29, 2021

Fundamentals of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s cloud based solution offering Software as a service (SaaS), Platform as a service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Each of [...]

Mar 15, 2021

Persistent chat server role in Skype for Business

In today’s blog, I will discuss about the Persistent chat server feature of Skype for Business 2015. Persistent Chat Server allows users to participate in [...]

Mar 07, 2021

Skype for Business Server Architecture

In today’s blog I will discuss about the server architecture of Skype for Business. Skype for Business exists in two versions, Standard and Enterprise edition. Skype [...]

Feb 23, 2021

Configuring Lync Room System

In today’s blog, I will talk about the Lync Room System. Prior to the LRS, there was not any proper video teleconferencing solutions. Users had to bring their own [...]

Feb 09, 2021

Configuring an internet facing deployment for Microsoft CRM Server

This blog is about how to configure Microsoft CRM Server for access over Internet. If you want your users to access CRM from a browser outside your organisation or [...]

Dec 18, 2020

SharePoint 2016 – Quick facts

The next release of on premises SharePoint will be SharePoint 2016. Microsoft aims to improve the hybrid cloud integration with this release of SharePoint. In [...]

Nov 05, 2020

What's new in Skype for Business

Skype for Business is the redesigned and rebranded version of Microsoft Lync. You will be amazed with the power and simplicity of Skype for Business where it is easy to [...]

Oct 29, 2020

What’s new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015?

In today’s blog, I will talk about the new features in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015. Accessing records using voice commands Now Cortana is tightly integrated with [...]

Oct 23, 2020

What is new in Office 2016

In today’s blog I will cover some of the new features of Microsoft Office 2016. Office 2016 is optimised for phones and tablets. Microsoft calls these new apps as [...]

Oct 13, 2020

Welcome to the new Edge

Microsoft Edge which was formerly known as Project Spartan is the next generation browser that ships along with Windows 10. In today’s blog, I will be covering some of [...]

Sep 22, 2020

The best features in Office 2016!

Office 2016 is the latest release from Microsoft’s Office productivity suite. Microsoft has reimagined the traditional Office experience for a mobile-first, cloud-first [...]

Sep 15, 2020

New security features in Windows 10

In today’s Blog, I will be covering new Windows 10 security features. Windows 10 comes with many new features to protect employees from the hackers and the company from [...]

Aug 21, 2020

Implementing and administering AD RMS

Active directory Rights Management Service (RMS) is an information protection technology that can protect data while in transit or at rest. Using Rights Management [...]

Aug 06, 2020

"Hey, Cortana"

Cortana is the new voice activated personal assistant that comes with Windows 10. She is there to help make things easier for you and keep you up-to-date on the things [...]

Jul 30, 2020

Introducing Windows 10!

It has finally arrived! Microsoft Windows 10 originally code-named ‘threshold’ is the next operating system from Microsoft. With this operating system, Microsoft aims to [...]

Jul 03, 2020

Planning and configuring Enterprise Content Management in SharePoint 2013

In today’s blog post, I will talk about the Enterprise Content Management feature of SharePoint. Enterprise content management is a set of process that enables an [...]

Jul 02, 2020

Skype for Business - The missing "Lync"

Skype for Business is the redesigned and rebranded version of Microsoft Lync. Be amazed with the power and simplicity of Skype for Business, where it is easy to find [...]

Jun 12, 2020

New features of Microsoft CRM 2013

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 comes with many new features and advancements targeted to improve the overall user experience and satisfaction. In today’s article, I will [...]

May 26, 2021

Virtualising SQL Server using Hyper-V 3.0 and SCVMM

In this blog post, I will discuss virtualising Microsoft SQL Server 2012 using Microsoft’s own Hyper-V 3.0 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Before [...]

Apr 20, 2021

Upgrading and migrating to SharePoint 2013

Upgrading your SharePoint Server 2010 environment to SharePoint Server 2013 is a major undertaking and it requires careful planning. In contrast with earlier versions of [...]

Mar 05, 2021

Microsoft Dynamics - Maximum processing power!

In today’s blog I will talk about how to distribute the processing load and offer high availability for Microsoft Dynamics CRM servers. The most common method of [...]

Feb 20, 2021

Planning Exchange Online and Configuring DNS Records

In today’s blog I will talk about planning for Exchange online and discuss the correct DNS configurations required for a successful coexistence or migration. Before [...]

Jan 20, 2021

Monitoring user connections to Office 365

In today’s blog post, I will discuss the area of monitoring Office 365. Effective monitoring tracks performance and ensures that consumers receive a quality experience. [...]

Oct 30, 2020

Designing business continuity management strategies in SharePoint 2013

In today’s article, I will talk about high availability in SharePoint 2013. High availability describes the steps you take to make your server farm resilient to hardware [...]

Sep 11, 2020

Connecting people in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 takes people of their isolated workspaces and gives them the ability and tools to collaborate with other people in the organisation such as their work [...]

Sep 02, 2020

Voice Resiliency Features of Lync Server 2013

Voice resiliency is a great feature of Lync Server 2013 which ensures the voice functionality (ability to make and receive calls) is available to users in the event of [...]

Aug 14, 2020

Networking requirements planning in Lync Server 2013

In today's article, I will shed light on the area of network requirements planning in Microsoft Lync Server 2013 with a strong focus on Quality of Service and bandwidth [...]

Aug 04, 2020

Get online with Lync Online

What is Lync Online and how do I migrate on-premise users to it? In today's blog post, I'll give you the answer to this great question. Lync functionality is [...]

Jul 21, 2020

Networking architecture in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013 is suitable for small organisations and for testing purposes where all functions run on a single box. The enterprise version of Lync Server 2013 allows [...]

Jul 01, 2020

Monitoring communication sessions in Lync Server 2013

In Microsoft Lync Server 2013, the monitoring role is required to collect performance metrics about the communication sessions. Previously, monitoring required an [...]

May 27, 2021

Mobilising SharePoint 2013

The traditional corporate culture is based on the workforce working from and interacting face-to-face in the office. People arrive at the office, use their pre-allocated [...]

May 07, 2021

Response Groups in Lync Server 2013

Response Group is an application in Lync Server 2013 that routes and queues incoming calls to a group of agents. Instead of assigning numbers to individuals, the [...]

May 05, 2021

An introduction to cloud computing

The term cloud computing is everywhere! In simplest terms, it is a mechanism to storing and accessing your data and applications over the internet instead of your [...]

Apr 15, 2021

Designing Exchange Server 2013 Unified Messaging Integration with Lync Server 2013

In this blog post, I will cover the unified messaging (UM) integration between Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013. In Exchange Server 2013, the UM platform is [...]

Feb 21, 2021

The new “share” feature in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 introduces a new share feature known as “Sharing a Site.” In today's blog post, I'll go through what this feature is and how it can be used for different [...]

Feb 14, 2021

Disaster Recovery in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013 contains a number of new disaster recovery features. It can be used for branch site resiliency, and there are specific tools for backing up and [...]

Jan 28, 2021

Configuring users and rights in Lync Server 2013

Just like any other server products, Lync Server 2013 offers a Role Based Access Control (RBAC) solution. RBAC is a method of granting a specific group of users the [...]

Dec 18, 2020

High Availability in Lync Server 2013

High Availability, as defined by SearchDataCenter, “refers to a system or component that is continuously operational for a desirably long length of time.” After [...]

Nov 22, 2020

What's New in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013 is a completely revised unified communication product from Microsoft. It offers a set of features that are not available in any previous versions of [...]

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