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What Flavor of Defender Would You Like?

Chris Blackburn walks you through a savory journey into the Defender for Endpoint story across both the Microsoft 365 and Azure platforms. Enjoy the main meal of the deployment story on all platforms (whether its workstation, server & mobile) and operating systems (Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, Android), and close out with the sweets of operationalizing these tools in your security program.

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Building a One Page Strategic Plan in PowerApps

So… we were working as a company to construct our One Page Strategic Plan. We’d used platforms before that had similar concepts but none of them integrated with Teams or any of the Microsoft ecosystem. I was not happy about implementing another walled garden for our executive team, so I set out to use some […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition

I presented on the Best of Microsoft Ignite 2021 Fall Edition. A great conversation about 10 big things that were presented at Ignite across Secure Modern Workplace, Cloud, Data, and Innovation.

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Product Development Best Practices

I presented along with fellow Microsoft MVP Lwin Maung on Cloud Product Development Best Practices. A great conversation around disruptive innovation and how a company adopts capabilities in the cloud.

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Cloud Adoption Framework Review

I presented on the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and general Azure best practices. Loved talking about the capabilities delivered by cloud governance and the best approached to adoption.

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (5) Agent of Architecture

Have you ever tried to make a sand castle survive against the waves?  I’ll admit, it can be fun for a while.  The kids and I will build sand castles with extravagant moats and then create barriers between the lake and the castle.  We’ll use driftwood, boards, more-sand, and… more sand.  As fun as it […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

International Project Management Day

International Project Management Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of November to recognize all the individuals in the profession that help dreams and ideas become reality.

International Project Management honors the selfless people that are brave enough to make the tough calls, to have the radical candor conversations, and that constantly look to improve the ways that keep projects on track, within budget, and to the quality standards that their stakeholders expect.

Jaime Velez by Jaime Velez

We Got This!

Someone recently asked me what is it that I love the most about consulting.

My immediate response was to chuckle and then I said: “Who said I love consulting?”

But after reflecting a bit on that question I’ve come to realize that what I have is a Love-Hate relationship with consulting.

Let me tell you more.

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5 Things I Love About Microsoft Teams and 5 Things I Hate

So, I’m a huge Microsoft Teams fan, but that doesn’t stop there from being improvements every organization would appreciate. Let’s talk about the things I love and the things I hate about Microsoft Teams. LOVE #1: Integrated Applications The relationship between the applications and the interface is incredibly useful. I will often create a Planner […]

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7 Habits of Inspiring Tech Leaders: (4) Agent of Disruption

The best tech leaders are Agents of Disruption.  They view the existing ecosystem as something with a sunk cost and are willing to disrupt the current state in order to achieve a bigger gain.  There are two types of change that can be implemented in a business.  The first is iterative, simply building on something […]

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski