Rolling Out OneDrive for Business

Hey everyone, I wanted to link you to our Podcast on The Cloud Whisperers about how to admin OneDrive for Business.  We cover a lot of topics but focus on five things that you, as an Admin for OneDrive in your organization need to be aware of. The Cloud Whisperers OneDrive Quotas When we were…

Lost Productivity as a Result of an Outage

Much attention is given to the calculated costs associated with a security breach, where the business may experience both downtime (an outage) as well as external costs as you’ll see below. We often see significant emphasis placed on the cost of response, external (third-party) assistance, stolen data impact, notifications and victim ID protection, sanctions and…

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – Stuff you may or may not realize

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a data privacy law in the EU (made law in April 2016) which has received a lot of recent attention in the United States, notably because the now two-year old law becomes enforceable on May 25th.  Some US businesses might believe that European GDPR law doesn’t pertain to them, however they may find that GDPR affects them directly.   Others businesses ask,…

Delving deeper into sharing Azure dashboards

This blog post will dig into some more depth on what’s really required to share dashboards in Azure from a user rights/security perspective. If you are interested in creating custom dashboards, integrating Log Analytics and customizing dashboards this previous blog post covers those topics. This blog post will discuss: Permissions required to share dashboards in…

ConfigMgr Package/Program… will retry later

Jason Sandy’s has a great blog explaining ConfigMgr Package/Program retry behavior including the Retry return/exit/error codes and how often the retry occurs.  One bit of info missing from the blog that I couldn’t find anywhere else (documentation, forums, blogs, etc.) was how long or how many retry attempts will occur before ConfigMgr gives up. The…

Parse env:Path with PowerShell

The environment variable PATH (combined SYSTEM PATH and USER PATH) can be tricky to parse if you want to check for each folder it contains.  This is due to the support of various formatting styles.  For example, this is a valid PATH statement:

Notice the differences Folder with spaces Folder without spaces Folder with…