Exchange 2003’s End-of-Life: One Month Later

It’s been a month since Microsoft ended support for Exchange 2003. I’ve seen quite a few articles and forum threads offering instructions for upgrading on-premises Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010 or 2013. And from what I gather reading the forums, a lot of folks are finding it a troublesome experience. I was looking at MSExchange.org recently, and I found this …

What is Active Directory and why is it so important?

You might hear people talk about Active Directory™. Sometimes they refer to it as “AD”. Active Directory is a Microsoft® software that organizes and provides access to information in an operation system’s directory. It is a link between “objects” and “values”. That sounds pretty “techie”, but it can be simplified this way: Think of Active Directory as the “contacts” app …

A Great VoIP Experience Starts with Great QoS

When you pick up your phone you expect to hear that familiar dial tone sound and expect to be able to clearly hear the person on the other side, right? When that doesn’t happen, it’s a Quality of Service (QoS) issue, and we know how frustrating these types of problems can be. In the old days of Ma Bell, copper …

Get the best of both worlds: SecuriSync & File Servers

Traditional file servers became popular in the business world because they facilitate access to files inside a company’s network. But businesses have evolved, and employees need mobile access to files from the device of their choice. File servers cannot meet the requirements of today’s workforce. They’re expensive and lack the essential features that modern businesses need like mobility, security and …

What you need to know about the VENOM security flaw

Another month, another mega-vulnerability. If you haven’t already heard about the VENOM vulnerability, you will. It’s being compared to Heartbleed and could have widespread security implications for cloud service providers. It’s certainly the largest vulnerability discovered so far this year. Most cloud providers use virtualization technology to “share” a single server’s hardware among many operating systems that host customer data. …