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Active Directory Replication Troubleshooting

With Active Directory having a decentralized database, healthy replication is extremely important to ensuring it functions correctly.  Replication problems can lead to all sorts of issues, including authentication failures, machines falling off the domain, or worse.  Let's take a look at some ways to diagnose and troubleshoot basic replication problems.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

If you’re not leveraging AI yet, you are already behind

If you are not leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), then you must read this. Eventually most, if not all, organizations will adopt some form of advanced analytics powered by big data and statistical models. The question is whether you will wait until it’s almost too late and potentially not survive changes in market sentiment, or whether you will adopt it early and command market sentiment. Analysts predict that consumers will soon prioritize solutions which offer hyper-personalization. This means, not only do you need to know more about your customers, but you need to deliver solutions through a set of experiences which predict what they need. Granted, this relates to consumer facing solutions, but consumers will also prefer solutions which use AI as a form of sustaining innovation to reduce cost or increase capabilities. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Plan Ahead: Microsoft Ignite 2019

As we wrap up Ignite 2018. Dates for Ignite 2019 have been posted. Here is the information for the next Microsoft Ignite Conference from Microsoft. November 4th - 8th | Orlando, FL The biggest, most comprehensive Microsoft technology event is headed back to Orlando in 2019. If you’re inspired by all that’s happening, you won’t want to miss being among the first to know when registration opens up. You can already pre-register for the event, which sold out again this year and boasted some 30,000 attendees.

Hozafa Motiwala by Hozafa Motiwala

The Internet of Things is just getting started

The Internet of Things (IoT) is just getting started. Honestly though, if you think about it, IoT has always been here. In the beginning, we had the internet. Traditionally, the internet’s purpose was to allow devices to serve content from the internet. Now with IoT, we simply alter the paradigm and consider that the device is sending sensor data to the internet. In other words, we have always had the ability to do IoT, but what has changed is the notion around how devices and device data can be used.

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Drew @ Ignite 2018

I can’t wait for Microsoft Ignite 2018 this year in Orlando. I was honored to be selected as featured speaker earlier this year for this event. The list of speakers and sessions this year is incredible and I can’t believe I am able to join them as a presenter again this year. If you aren’t able to attend, all sessions (including […]

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Upcoming Windows Features

With the release of Windows Server 2019 getting closer, let's take a look at some of the upcoming features in the latest version of Windows Server: Storage Migration Service, System Insights, and Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Cloud Computing and Cloud Development are entering the second decade

Cloud computing today is much different than it was nine years ago. Not only is the cloud different, but the developers who author code for this environment are different. Nine years ago, if someone came to you and said: “make me a website”, there were only a few ideal ways to do it. Today, they are many ways to do it. In fact, in the cloud alone there are five ways to do the same thing. With Azure the limit of scale of your system will not be Azure, the limit of scale will be you. It will be the choices you made in the design process that affect the scalability of your system. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Why Consumer Experience is Critical to Innovation

The first mistake organizations make is assuming that Digital Transformation, innovation, and disruption are the same thing. More importantly, organizations forget to include consumer experience when planning innovation. Because of this confusion, organizations are finding that their progress with Digital Transformation or DX initiatives has been too slow. A recent IDC report has predicted that by the end of this year, nearly half of organizations will have scaled their DX team. The reason for this scale is that innovation progress has been too slow relative to competitive response. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Concurrency awarded as Milwaukee Business Journal Fastest Growing Firm

Concurrency’s rapid growth in the last few years is a direct result of our work to help customers with their digital transformation, the integration of digital technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work.

Jake Borzym by Jake Borzym

Tenets of Modern IT Management - 10 Part Video Series

The transformation of IT organizations into competitive advantages of their businesses has driven the adoption of Modern IT Management tenants and we've produced a 10 part video series detailing them.  You'll find below the 10 part series which walks through each tenet.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

VIDEO: Microsoft EMS Walkthrough

You've heard a lot about Intune and Mobile Device Management (MDM), but what about the myriad of other components that are included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)?

Shannon Fritz by Shannon Fritz

Modern IT Management Defined: DevOps, ITIL, Cloud, Agile, or All of the Above?

What if I told you that you had to take your management platforms and start over, but this time you needed to plan for the next generation of how you'd work with your teams.  What if I told you that you needed to re-address how you dealt with your operational lifecycle, development, and release management.  This is what my team and I did over the last several months.  We decided that we'd look at what the management landscape will look like years from now and apply those concepts to the tools being released by Microsoft for the cloud-centric world. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

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