Identify the Version of your TPM chip using PowerShell or WMI/CIM in System Center Configuration Manager

on September 14, 2016

Problem You have multiple versions of TPM chips across various devices. Depending upon the version of the chip, the setup process varies or affects your BIOS Configuration utility (E.g. CCTK from Dell). Solution Identify the version of the TPM chip using WMI/CIM or PowerShell. If you were to examine Device Manager you will note the

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Colin SmithIdentify the Version of your TPM chip using PowerShell or WMI/CIM in System Center Configuration Manager

Ten features of Office 365 you should know about

on August 31, 2016

Microsoft Office365 has been rapidly gaining market share and usage in both SMBs and enterprises around the world. As of July 2016, Office365 is the most used online productivity suite by businesses with over 1.3 million tenants and more than 75 million active users (sold seats is much higher). Every month more than 50,000 new

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Colin SmithTen features of Office 365 you should know about

Resolving issues with slow Outbound mail to Office365 in a Hybrid connection using a SmartHost or Internal Appliance

on August 10, 2016

Problem Mail flow to Office365 hosted users is slow after an initial Hybrid Configuration when the server points to a SmartHost on Exchange by default Solution The actual problem is the mail flow to Office365 is slow because the connector uses DNS for sending mail by default. In this scenario, the server is either sending

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Colin SmithResolving issues with slow Outbound mail to Office365 in a Hybrid connection using a SmartHost or Internal Appliance

Moving OneNote Content from OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)

on August 9, 2016

Problem If you click on the OneNote Document while in OneDrive, there is no “Download” option. Solution I’ve been using OneDrive for a LONG time and when I started using OneNote, it defaulted to my OneDrive account and loved how it kept synching. It was always accessible remotely or locally. As we adopted Office 365

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Colin SmithMoving OneNote Content from OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive)

Forecast for Canada: Cloudy with a chance of Office

on June 24, 2016

While many Canadian businesses have joined their American and European counterparts in creating efficiencies and lowering costs through the adoption of cloud services, many more have had to watch from the sidelines due to concerns about data residency because the major public cloud datacenters have not been located in Canada.  All of that is in

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Anthony WhalenForecast for Canada: Cloudy with a chance of Office