Blog

Domino SMTP connection round robin

23rd January, 2017

Domino has its own internal processing or ideas on how it implements TTL for DNS entries on SMTP Connection documents (where “Connection type:” is SMTP), which is frustrating as it doesnt always conform to what is out in the wild which you have diligently configured in DNS. Therefore if you are attempting to transfer messages over […]

Office 365 Tenant to Tenant Migration

3rd January, 2017

Last weekend I undertook a Migration from one Office 365 tenant to another – manually.  Whilst we normally work in the enterprise space migrating thousands of users, this was a special case project undertaken deliberately as a manual process end to end. It wasn’t without issue and hiccups, made more worrying because it was for […]

Week 4 – Advanced Windows Security Course

2nd January, 2017

Happy New Year to you all, 2017 is here!   I’m spending the first week of 2017 catching up on the 4th week of course work…  So far we have covered Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 – Platform Security and Internals Attacks on Credentials & Prevention Solutions Attacking & Securing Windows Network Handling Ransomware & Other Malicious […]

Week 3 – Advanced Windows Security Course

30th December, 2016

Wow the first two weeks have whizzed on by, in fact together with my normal workload I’m struggling to keep up with the pace!  So far we have covered Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 – Platform Security and Internals Attacks on Credentials & Prevention Solutions Attacking & Securing Windows Network Handling Ransomware & Other Malicious Software […]

Week 2 – Advanced Windows Security Course

12th December, 2016

Week 1 is behind us and we covered some great material!  It has already been a real eye opener to see how easy it is to gain access to a machine and extract information from it.  Last week we covered Windows 10/Windows Server 2016 – Platform Security and Internals Attacks on Credentials & Prevention Solutions […]

Week 1 – Advanced Windows Security Course

30th November, 2016

This week marks the start of a course I am attending called ‘Advanced Windows Security Course for 2017‘ run by Paula Januszkiewicz from CQURE.  I am looking forward to seeing this course progress and discover various tips and tricks to break into operating systems and how to prevent those vulnerabilities So who are CQURE? CQURE […]

Autodiscover exposed

23rd November, 2016

for Exchange & O365 Autodiscover is a fundamental technology in Exchange and Office 365.  When Outlook first starts the ‘out of the box experience’ is that it will first of all figure out if it can find an email address for you on the account you’re logged in with and then takes you through a […]

O365 Groups, Teams, Distribution Lists or Yammer

21st November, 2016

In Office 365 there are now many similar options available for collaboration.  You now have the traditional Distribution Lists (aka Distribution Groups), Office 365 Groups, Yammer and more recently Teams, and of course there is also SharePoint, OneDrive and Skype for Business. So with all this choice…  how do you choose? What is available Microsoft’s […]

Tenant Isolation in Microsoft Office 365

14th November, 2016

I have often wondered how Microsoft have architected their cloud solutions to ensure that there is no cross-talk between tenants (be that accidental or malicious) and hey presto a document from Microsoft has surfaced which outlines exactly that. In summary it talks about Azure AD being stored in partitions and these partitions being replicated in […]

Office 365 Persistent Chat (Microsoft Teams)

8th November, 2016

A common complaint from people who are used to using Skype and who are moving to Skype for Business is where is persistent chat?  I mean in Skype I can be part of a group conversation and even if I’m not actively logged into Skype the next time I log in I can see the […]

UC and Cloud Day Summary

25th October, 2016

Birmingham hosts UC and Cloud Day Neil and myself travelled to Birmingham to attend the UC and Cloud Day.  It was a first for us, but had been recommended to us by James from Binary Tree who has been a couple of times.   We had some logistical hiccups with thinking is was at the NEC […]

Wrapping up Ignite 2016

19th October, 2016

Ignite 2016 is once again behind us, farewell Atlanta!  Our team again travelled to Ignite to try to see as many sessions as possible, meet as many people as possible and have a good time while doing so. This year Ignite was held in Atlanta and we arrived a day or two early to get […]