Logmein vs VPN

With working from home becoming the norm, we are often asked which remote access solution we recommend. The two that comes up a lot are Logmein and VPN. In this post, I’ll discuss pros and cons of each. VPN Short version: DON’T use VPN Unless properly configured by a security professional, VPN can lead to dangerous ...

Automating Azure Deployments (Infrastructure as Code) – Part 1

Once you’ve deployed resources in Azure Portal for a while, it doesn’t take long until you start getting sick of going through pages and pages of options. If you have a keen eye, you may have noticed the Download a template for automation link once you’ve reached the Review + create step. Click the link and you’ll be greeted with ...

All About Backups

27. December 2021 Backups 0
We’ve tried many, many backup solutions over the years: Symantec BackupExec, Storagecraft, Datto, Areca, Intronis, Vaultlogix, Veeam, N-able… There’s probably a few in there that I’m forgetting, but the point is that we’ve tried a lot.   The reason why we switched so many times comes down to two factors: manageability and affordability. Backup is a form of insurance. How ...

Windows 365 First Impressions

08. December 2021 Windows 365 0
We’re getting ready to hire a remote part-time technician and a key part of our recruiting practice is to conduct a working interview. Due to conditional access, device compliance, and SSO, one does not simply open a browser and log into our cloud resources. So, how can we grant access to a recruit’s personal computer ...

Diary of a Curious IT Admin

06. December 2021 Misc 2
Today I decided to start a blog. My marketing consultant told me it would be good for our site. Since she’s only the 12th person to tell me the same, I figured it’s time.  Since I don’t expect too many people to read this, I decided to treat it like a diary for exploring my curiosities. ...