Our professor in disguise and leading analyst Alex Fields (Success Computer Consulting, Minneapolis, MN) is back with the real deal: Azure Active Directory. This is a very important segment as Azure is quickly emerging as a trending topic for 2020 for Managed Services Providers (MSPs). We start waaayyyy back 20+ years ago with old fashioned Active Directory (spoiler alert: Harry flashes his Active Directory Planning and Design book on the screen LOL). We then fast forward the movie to Azure Active directory with a brief definition followed by a couple best practices.
One of the hardest working folks in the SMB MSP community, contributor Joshua Liberman talks about the Fall conference line-up including The Channel Company’s Exchange event (that is primarily hosted), ASCII (Toronto), ChannelPro (San Jose) and others. Liberman talks attendee demographics including Women in Technology (WIT). A must watch!
This month, contributor Frank Ohlhorst brings value by discussing how revamped industry certifications are again adding value for stakeholders. He touches on Cisco, CompTIA and even Microsoft revamped “MCSE” and successor certifications. The biggest changes in certification are occurring in the cybersecurity realm (hint: MSSP). We also discuss the value of graduate school in our space. The central question is “to learn or not to learn.” Watch!
Our monthly check-in with contributor Alex Fields (Minneapolis, MN) focuses on Shared Mailboxes. Fields thinks that a lot of people use shared mailboxex improperly. For example – a real “gap” is the use of shared mailboxes on mobile devices. Multiple people and single multifactor authentication is one of the risk factors. Also – shared mailboxes tend to use dumb passwords (watch to find why).