AzureAD: PowerShell Management Change

Hey guys, Wanted to share an interesting change to the Azure AD.  You all probably already know that Microsoft (a bit ago) released their new AzureAD Powershell (ver2) replacing the older MSOnline (ver1.x) for managing AzureAD.  The ver1.x of the powershell module is presently deprecated. There’s another interesting piece to this puzzle – the new […]

Office 365: Requirements Gathering

Whether located on-premises or in the cloud, today’s business relies on data and email collaborative services. Office 365 provides a secure and reliable suite of collaborative services at a lower cost than traditional licensing. Now is the time to plan out transitioning to Office 365. The majority of businesses use a phased approach when moving […]

Office 365: Key Decision Points

A successful implementation of Office 365 begins with proper strategic planning and alignment.  Planning begins with the delineation of the requirements. There are two distinct types of requirements. The first are those which comprise or capture function such as, “simultaneous access needed for multiple users”. The other are requirements which make up structure. These would encompass […]

Office 365: Actual Impact

Proactively researching best methods, practices and approach(es) to successfully transition a business to Office 365, while making full use of existing investments, can be an interesting challenge.  This can be compared to a chess match, where the business has an infinite combination of potential moves and directions. Often business requirements provide sufficient direction. What could some of […]

Office 365: Proper Scoping

A successful Office 365 migration should not require “learning by the school of hard knocks” or “trial and error”. Such approaches can wind up costing businesses a fortune while they try to get it right. At DTS we know it can be done better and more efficiently and we’ve proven it time and time again. We know the road […]

Executive Summary: Architecting and Engineering

If you’re reading this, you are probably looking at transitioning your business’ email service to an online solution, such as Exchange Online. You’ve probably also come to the realization this might not be as simple as sitting back and pressing “Play”. You’re more right than you know. Often times the main roadblock to moving forward […]

Merging Email Services is Far More Streamlined Today

Whether or not both parent and child business entities utilize cloud or on-premises technology for email services, merging the source, or child, environment into the parent can present technical hurdles and challenges. Knowing this path streamlines such initiatives, making them far more simple and straight forward for everyone involved. Beyond Technology As part of the initial […]

Mergers & Acquisitions: Email Services

Business mergers and acquisitions are a key component in the future growth and prosperity for all companies involved. That is, if the process is managed efficiently and effectively. Identify Dependencies: In any business model, there is a significant dependence upon seamless communications and collaboration internally. This becomes even more relevant with businesses that are acquired or […]

Tech Tip: Skype for Business

Skype for Business – Do Not Disturb Mode Use the Privacy Relationships feature to control who can access you via Skype for Business. Only contacts in the Workgroup relationship can get a user’s attention via Skype for Business when they are in Do Not Disturb mode. This is why privacy relationships must be carefully considered. […]

Azure Security & On-Prem Active Directory (behind the scenes)

Enterprise Auth(n) Solutions With Microsoft’s Active Directory stepping up to the plate as the preferred and predominate underlying service-platform for cloud Enterprise user authentication and authorization, we are commonly asked, “How are businesses routinely maintaining compliance for those necessary underlying service accounts which support and make the whole darn thing function?” From a top down […]