2015's Most Popular Blogs

As we begin the new year, let’s take a look back at our most popular blog posts of 2015. It appears that last year’s most popular topics included backups, wireless, and voice.


10. Installing Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE

Veeam released a new beta for physical backups to an internal or external hard drive, Veeam Endpoint Backup FREE. The product functions well and provides protection for files, volumes or your entire computer. Jason Thomas takes a moment in this blog to explain setup and installation.

9. Office 365 Enterprise E5: Microsoft’s New Deluxe Bundle

Microsoft is now offering a new enterprise bundle, Office 365 Enterprise E5. Seth Rodriquez walks you through the new package deal, which includes Skype for Business features, analytics tools, and security features.

8. Using Ruckus Wireless’s Guest Pass Portal

Ruckus Wireless makes setting up a guest pass portal easy and Justin Cottrell tells you how. Administrators can control usage expiration, quantity of devices registered, and how the pass is obtained.

7. Which Microsoft Lync Device is the Best for Audio/Voice Use?

Daryl Hunter compares and contrasts Microsoft Lync Devices, including handsets, wireless headsets, noise canceling wireless headsets, and speakers based on reasons for use.

6. How to Allow Users to Change Passwords in Office 365 with DirSync

DirSync hinders users from changing passwords. Kevin Oppihle explains how you can work around this issue using OU exclusion in DirSync.

5. 5 Phenomena That Impact Wi-Fi Signal

There are many factors to consider when setting up a wireless network from access points to a building’s infrastructure. Be sure to consider this list, put together by Andy Cook, of the five phenomena that will affect your wireless signal.

4. Veeam Repository Best Practices

Veeam back up and restores may be taking longer than expected for storage architecture reasons. Jason Thomas takes you through the best Veeam repository practices to keep systems running smoothly.

3. Configuring a Hybrid Exchange Environment with Office 365 from Cisco CallManager

A client presented Daryl Hunter with a Cisco CallManager to Office 365 configuration issue. In this post, he writes about his plan for implementation and provides the full technical guide.

2. Office 365 DirSync Users Getting domainname.onmicrosoft.com as Default

Kevin Oppihle highlights the default email address problem in Office 365 DirSync and presents two solutions: using ADSIedit or using Excel and PowerShell.

1. Skype for Business Licensing: The Issues 

The Lync Server 2013 upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015 has presented some licensing questions. In this post, Seth Rodriquez reviews those while also considering Software Assurance and Product Use Rights.

Thanks for a great 2015! Drop us a line if there’s something you’d like us to cover in our blog this year.