Q&As


Q&A with Nestori Syynimaa: Don't Neglect On-Prem Security

Cloud security in a growing work-from-home landscape should not be IT's only focus.

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Q&A with Sami Laiho on Implementing Privileged Access Workstations

A Windows security expert explains why PAW should be the default setup for all organizations -- and why IT pros neglect it at their peril.

Q&A with Derek Melber on the Horrors of Active Directory Security

Your Active Directory isn't secure. Learn what to do to protect your users and be ready for the next attack.

Q&A with Jan Ketil Skanke on Going Passwordless

As the IT landscape continues to transform with the newest cloud tech and services, why are you still relying on unsecure passwords?

Q&A with Panu Saukko on Managing Windows

A Windows management expert explains how much automation is too much, and why one of the most useful features in Microsoft Intune is so hard to get hold of.

The FIDO Impetus to Passwordless Authentications

The time is ripe for organizations to implement "phishing-resistant multifactor authentication" via FIDO standards, says advocate Andrew Shikiar.

Windows 11 Migrations Made Easy with PCmover Tools

PCmover migration products from Laplink Software are currently ready to transfer applications, data and settings over to new Windows 11 PCs.

Exoprise Offers Insight into SaaS Issues Before Things Get Ugly

Founder Jason Lieblich explains how synthetics and real-user monitoring can help software-as-a-service users instantly gauge application performance.

Q&A with Karen Lopez: A Database Designer's Favorite New SQL Server Features

Some SQL Server features are good, some are great -- and some are great only in the right situations and in the right hands. Learn how to spot the difference.

Q&A with Thomas LaRock: The Top 5 Common SQL Server Problems (and How To Fix Them)

A Microsoft data platform MVP on the state of SQL Server today -- how it's evolved in Microsoft's Azure-first word, the best features to emerge in recent years and troubleshooting gotchas.

Q&A with Panu Saukko: The Best Windows 10/11 Tips & Tricks

PCs the world over have been running Windows 10 for years, but there are still a few undiscovered ways that users can take better advantage of the operating system -- as well as its successor.

Q&A with Karinne Bessette: Ransomware Tips for All

A top Veeam technologist shares what critical first steps IT must take during a ransomware attack. Above all else: Don't pay the ransom.

Q&A with Stacy Deere-Strole: The New Governance -- Staying on Top of Office 365

Office 365 has a lot of moving parts, with Microsoft constantly adding new features and deprecating others. It can be a lot for IT teams to keep track of.

Navigating to Windows 11: Hardware Concerns and System Migrations

Zinstall Director Tony Bergman answers questions about system migrations, including moves to the newly emerging Windows 11 client operating system.

Windows 365 Nuances: A Talk with Nerdio's Founder and CEO

Vadim Vladimirskiy, Nerdio's founder and CEO, tells us that Windows 365, Microsoft's newest desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) offering, is managed by Microsoft Endpoint Manager, and follows a one-to-one virtual machine approach.

Microsoft Viva, SharePoint Online and the Shift to Teams

Veteran Microsoft 365 expert Asif Rehmani offers his perspective on how Microsoft Viva will meet the needs of end users, the SharePoint community and Microsoft's longtime partners.

Security Q&A: A (Very Slight) Upside to Solorigate and Top Blue Team Attack Tools

Security expert Sergey Chubarov on the current security landscape and how the SolarWinds attack can change cybersecurity for the better.

Microsoft on How SharePoint Syntex Uses AI To Address Content Management Woes

Project Cortex team members Naomi Moneypenny and Dan Holme explain the origins of SharePoint Syntex, how it benefits orgs with content management problems, and addresses security and governance concerns.

The Challenges of Securing All Those Newly Remote Workers

Security expert Dale Meredith identifies cybersecurity challenges, best practices and major concerns resulting from all the employees forced into home offices by COVID-19.

How Organizations Can Adapt to SharePoint's 'Modern' Shift

In a September interview, SharePoint expert Asif Rehmani described how users, developers and organizations are dealing with SharePoint Online's so-called "modern" innovations.