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How To Share Microsoft OneDrive Files Externally

Introduction Microsoft OneDrive is one of the premier tools that is available from within M365 that serves primarily as a document repository, as well as to keep a lock and version history of your specific files that are stored in it. However, for security purposes, you only want to share these files with those people that are ...

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The Windows 365 PC Cloud

In one of our previous articles, we introduced the concept of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).  Essentially, this a Virtual Desktop (VD) that emulates a Windows 10 OS based workstation.  But rather than accessing it a local level, it can be accessed through Microsoft Azure.  But setting this up can prove to be a rather ...

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An Introduction To The Microsoft CASB

Introduction There is no doubt a majority of the businesses in Corporate America are making their way into the Cloud, on a permanent or at least a long-term basis.  One of the most widely used platforms in this regard is Microsoft Azure.  With the Cloud, you can access shared resources anytime and anywhere that you may ...

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The Microsoft Government Data Center

Pretty much all of Corporate America has at least heard of Azure, and for the most part is using the wide myriad of services that are available to it.  But, as one of our last articles pointed out, Microsoft has some Cloud platforms to serve the Federal Government specifically, which is known as GCC High. While ...

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The Presidential Executive Order On Cybersecurity

The United States Federal Government has in recent years passed parts of key bills that relate to the Cybersecurity of this country.  But probably the most comprehensive one was just recently enacted by President Joe Biden, in the Executive Order that he signed on May 12th, 2021, primarily in response to all of the Ransomware ...

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An Introduction To Microsoft 365 GCC High

When many people hear of Microsoft Azure, they usually think of Cloud deployments for commercial usage, such as for businesses in Corporate America. But believe it or not, there are up to four different versions of this Cloud offering, and each one is designed to serve the unique needs of the customer base that is ...

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What Is New With The Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop

Microsoft Azure is well known for offering great cloud-based services for creating a hosted IT and Network infrastructure.  Probably one of its greatest strengths is the ability to create Virtual Machines (VMs) in just a matter of a few minutes.  Essentially, these are the servers that make use of the Windows Server OS. But there is ...

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The New Microsoft Windows 11

Let’s face it, the Windows Operating System (OS) and all flavors of it have been with us for a very long time.  It has always been the predominant OS for both individuals and businesses alike, despite the strides made by other manufacturers such as Apple with the MAC OS.  The most current version of this ...

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Is Your Microsoft-Based MSP Ready for The CMMC?

While you may be dependent upon your Managed Service Provider (MSP) to fulfill your M365 and Azure needs, at some point in time, they should also be CMMC certified. The primary reason for this is that since you are basically hosting all of your data with them, you will also need to make sure that ...

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Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Windows Features

The following table defines which Windows features require TPM support. TPM AND WINDOWS FEATURES Windows Features TPM Required Supports TPM 1.2 Supports TPM 2.0 Details Measured Boot Yes Yes Yes Measured Boot requires TPM 1.2 or 2.0 and UEFI Secure Boot. TPM 2.0 is recommended since it supports newer cryptographic algorithms. TPM 1.2 only supports the SHA-1 algorithm which is being deprecated. BitLocker No Yes Yes TPM 1.2 or 2.0 are ...

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