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Fool me once-shame on the hacker. Fool me twice-shame on me!

In May, at least 200,000 organizations in 150 countries including hospitals, transformation systems and factories were infected with “WanaCrypt0r” ransomware-malware, a self-spreading virus which took advantage of vulnerabilities in the Microsoft server and desktop operating systems. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Avoiding Duplicates with the D365 / CRM Outlook Add-On

When using Outlook with CRM, uesrs often find themselfs with many duplicate contact records. There are a few ways a user can leverage the sync filters to only have the records desired, but planning and standards should be set to ensure data will stay correctly sync’d. By following a few simple rules of thumb, duplicate records can be avoided and make the Outlook sync a better expirence for all. 

Salvatore Montini by Salvatore Montini

Power BI Premium – A New Offering

Power BI Premium is a new licensing offering that was announced on 5/3/2017 and will answer the call of Enterprise level companies.

Seth Bauer by Seth Bauer

Concurrency speakers dominate Midwest Management Summit 2017

Concurrency will send a group of speakers to this year’s annual Midwest Management Summit in Minneapolis. The Summit is a 4-day conference purposely sized to just 750 to ensure maximum experience for attendees.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Digital Transformation How-To Guide #8: Cloud Data Center in your Digital Transformation

Leveraging the cloud is at the heart of your Digital Transformation, but the tough decision is what to leverage the cloud (public cloud) for and what to leave on-premises (private cloud). Companies of all sizes have different views on this point. Some companies feel that all workloads are better served in the cloud, while others feel that only specific workloads that meet a certain ROI are candidates to run in the cloud. Regardless of your perspective, the cloud is driving change in the way companies define, build and manage the Data Center.
 

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

Digital Transformation How-To Guide #7: Achieving Modern IT Management

In the prior post in this Digital Transformation series, we touched on a wide range of challenges that illustrate the essential need for IT to work in harmony with business operations across an organization. The question, then, in this ever-changing world is where do you start on the journey of achieving a truly modern approach to IT Management?

Today there are industry standards that are evolving as best practices to organize and define Modern IT structures. The graphic in this blog post defines the four core functions that define a Modern IT organization. Below the graphic are the functional definition and details that define and make up each of the core functions.

Bill Topel by Bill Topel

Microsoft Awards Two More Concurrency Consultants as MVPs

BROOKFIELD, WI—January 10, 2017— Two Concurrency, Inc. consultants were awarded by Microsoft on January 3 as Microsoft MVPs. Drew Madelung was named an MVP in the Office Servers and Services category in recognition of his work in Office 365 and SharePoint. Bill Hughes won in the Enterprise Mobility category in honor of his work on Identity and Access solutions. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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