Active Directory Migration Planning

Active Directory is the living heart of most IT organizations. No matter if your organization is on-premises, in the cloud, or in some hybrid situation somewhere in-between  your on-premises Active Directory is most likely the most important part of your IT infrastructure. When it becomes necessary to plan an Active Directory migration or consolidation, making sure you understand the tools available is a vital part of the planning process.

There can be many reasons why your organization might need to do an Active Directory migration. No matter the reason, you are going to have to make a decision about what tools to use. Microsoft provides a limited set of native tools. But are they right for your situation?

In this webcast Nathan O’Bryan (MCSM/MVP) and Stephen Texeira (Solutions Architect at Quest Software) will discuss the available options on how the choices you make will affect your migration.

Join us to learn:

  • Where to start planning an AD migration

  • When is the right time to use Microsoft AD migration tools

  • Why use Quest AD migration tools

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Backup, Governance and IT Resilience in Office 365: Connecting the Dots

Date: October 23rd at 11am PT / 2pm ET

As data stores increase not only in volume and variety, they are also increasing in value. The modern enterprise runs on its data. Protecting and managing this modern “currency” requires careful planning, solid processes and effective application of technology. The best approach is an integrated approach; not simply rolling out discrete plans for backup, recovery, management and so on. Your backup, data governance and IT resiliency efforts should all work together and support each other.   

During this editorial webcast, we’ll discuss best practices for ensuring your organization has a bombproof backup and recovery plan for Office 365, and that it is tightly integrated into your overall data governance program. You’ll come away from this webinar with high-level strategic considerations and actionable tactics you can put into place right away to increase the efficiency of your backup and IT resilience programs.

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Reduce Risks to Office 365 Data

Date: Thursday, August 23rd at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT

While many organizations are embracing the convenience and flexibility of Office 365, most aren't adequately protecting themselves against data exploits or loss. Certain features and functions of Office 365 are particularly prone to exposing data to accidental loss.

This editorial webcast, produced by Redmond magazine, will provide an overview of the most glaring data protection gaps in Office 365 and some high-level steps you can take to mitigate the risks and ensure your data is protected.

We’ll look at common data loss risks and proper responses to those risks. Then our experts will run through specific threats to your data and techniques to ensure it is protected.

Finally, we’ll provide some fundamental steps on how to best monitor and detect malicious activity in order to protect Office 365 data and prevent data exploits.

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Office 365 Migration - It's Just a Migration, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Date: August 30, 2018 @ 11:00 AM PST

Speakers: Nathan O'Bryan Microsoft MVP & Ron Robbins, Quest

All the “quick and easy” migrations into Office 365 have been done. Many of the organizations that are migrating into Office 365 now have requirements that mean the migration process is going to be more complicated than a “standard” cloud migration. Could be  a very large organization, or due to a more complex feature that wasn’t previously available.

If your organization is one that has a complex migration into Office 365 coming up, you’re not going to want to miss this webcast. Nathan O’Bryan (MCSM/MVP) and  Ron Robbins will talk about some of the ways these complex Office 365 migrations can go wrong, and what you can do to ensure yours is completed successfully.

We’ll cover common mistakes, and the proper way to plan for a successful Office 365 migration.

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Securing Virtual Machines in Azure

Date: Tuesday, June 12th at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT

Securing your cloud based resources can be difficult. When you move to the cloud, you give up a certain level of control over your machines. That doesn’t have to mean you accept all the default configurations for the security of your virtual machines in Azure.

In this webcast Nathan O’Bryan (MCSM/MVP) will cover some simple steps you can take to secure your virtual machines hosted in Azure.

We’ll cover:

  • Changing the default Administrator account name

  • Improving security for the public port

  • Removing the RDP endpoint for Azure VMs

Join us for this and much more!

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