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  • Hybrid cloud strategy checklist

    Learn more about successful approaches to cloud deployment in this hybrid cloud strategy checklist.

  • 6 ways to strengthen your IT foundation

    Learn how mid-sized organizations can improve stability, flexibility, and security with a stronger IT foundation.

  • 5 ways to modernize your IT approach with open source

    Learn 5 ways mid-sized organizations benefit from using commercially supported open software to modernize their IT approach.

  • Data Migration Risk Assessment Template

    A checklist to help ensure successful migration projects. Virtually all business projects come with inherent risk, but data migration poses a vast web of complex challenges that can make or break your organization’s digital transformation – causing delays, unnecessary expenditure, and a slew of helpdesk requests. The difference between success or failure often hinges on risk management, so before embarking on your journey, it’s crucial to understand which areas of data migration are most precarious.

  • How to manage 'Teams Sprawl'

    ‘Teams Sprawl’ is what happens when people are allowed to create Teams on demand, with no oversight or planning—you end up with loads of seldom-used or dead Teams, empty channels, and data scattered all over chats, channels, and Files tabs.

  • How to Migrate PST Files to Office 365

    This guide outlines the process for migrating PST files to Office 365, providing steps for manual migrations and information on automated alternatives.

  • How to Migrate Exchange to Office 365: Step by Step

    In this guide, we’ll walk through the steps and decisions you need to take when migrating to Exchange Online.

  • Solve the Problems Caused by B2B Guest

    Download this tech brief to understand how Quest Power365 solutions help you solve the problems that B2B guest user accounts create for your corporate partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions.

  • A Guide for Consolidating Active Directory, Exchange, and Office 365 After a Merger

    Day One of your merger or acquisition is in the books. You pushed hard to integrate the identity and messaging environments so that your users could start collaborating right out of the gate. Now, you’ve got a bit more breathing room to consolidate everyone onto the same platform. And you need to do it without disrupting your users. In this white paper, we walk you through what that process looks like.

  • Managing Remote Workstations with Active Directory Domain Joins

    Recently, with the rapid advance of employees working from home intensifying this issue, the net result is that remote machines pose a unique and growing problem for offline domain joins that are necessary to maintain business operations. We have prepared this white paper as a collation of our best practice recommendations for Active Directory management for domain consolidations.

  • Maintaining the Health of Active Directory

    Maintaining the health of your production AD environment is key to its performance, availability and security. The health of your AD infrastructure is also crucial for preventing roadblocks to significant IT changes like adding new applications, network upgrades, cloud migrations, or supporting a merger, acquisition or divestiture. This white paper is intended to provide insights on how to identify and remediate the potential issues with an Active Directory environment.

  • Nine Best Practices to Improve Active Directory Security and Cyber Resilience

    The anatomy of an insider threat and the best defense strategies.

  • Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks with Active Directory Disaster Recovery Planning

    Ransomware attacks are skyrocketing. Here’s how to reduce your organization’s risk.

  • M&A IT Integration Checklist: Active Directory

    Few IT professionals have much experience with hybrid Active Directory migration projects. That’s why we’ve developed a checklist to help you keep track of the big items you need to consider in your planning and to spur discussion. It will help drive your conversations about the business and help your team understand which items your team can gloss over versus which ones they really need to dig into.

  • The Definitive Guide to SharePoint Migration Planning

    The most important part of any migration is the preparation — plan properly before you migrate anything, and not only will your migration go more smoothly, but you will have a healthier target environment going forward, which will reduce risk as well as support and maintenance costs.

  • Conversational Teams Management and Migration

    The pandemic forced many of us to quickly adopt solutions such as Microsoft Teams without having the luxury of having enough time for careful planning. This eBook provides a deep dive into Teams – what the native tools are and are not capable of, and why you may need to take a step back and consider the risks posed by your current Teams deployment.

  • What You Don't Know About Office 365 and Azure AD

    Moving to the Microsoft cloud? With this ebook, What You Don't Know about Office 365 and Azure AD, you can be prepared. It explores three of the key challenges you’ll face, filling in common knowledge gaps and debunking widespread misconceptions.

  • Top Seven Reports for Supporting a Growing Virtual Workforce

    IT environments are more dynamic than ever, and having more users working from home introduces new vulnerabilities. You undoubtedly want to take full advantage of the tools you already have to strengthen Office 365 security and compliance — but you probably just don’t have the time to go digging through them to find what you need.

  • Top 10 Active Directory Security Reports and Alerts You Need

    Check out this white paper to discover the top 10 reports and alerts you need to ensure the stability and security of your on-prem or hybrid Active Directory, and see how easily you can get them with Change Auditor.

  • 5 Ways BaaS and DRaaS Build the Strategic Value of IT

    Download this FREE e-book and learn about the ways that companies like yours use Veeam-powered backup and DR services to unlock the true strategic value of IT.