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Index Structures in SQL Server

It’s no secret that indexes are a fundamental tool for great database performance.  Generally, more indexes can be used, the better your database performance will be.  In order to use those indexes correctly though, let's take a look at how index are structured to get a better understanding of their utility.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

How to Connect to Exchange Online with MFA enabled

If you are an organization following best practices for protecting your environment in the cloud you have inevitably enabled Multi Factor Authentication on your administrator logins

Bill Hughes by Bill Hughes

SQL Server Backups (High Level Overview)

Backing up data in your environment is a no-brainer but HOW to back up your data requires some high level understanding of what backup types are available and how those backups are managed.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

“Concurrency” (ha no, not our company!) and Locks in SQL Server

SQL Server needs to be able to manage data with many different transactions happening that are reading, updating, inserting, and deleting.  Whenever SQL looks at data, it needs to put a lock on the record or object to maintain data integrity and allow stable “concurrency” while the database is being used.  There are several different locks that can be put on several fundamental different objects within SQL Server.  Let’s look at them.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

SharePoint Summit 2016 - Indiana

Thanks to all who made it out through the snow to our SharePoint Summit 2016 event in Indiana last week.  We had a very engaging audience with a lot of good questions!  Here is a link to the presentation. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Introducing the SharePoint Framework (SPFX)

The SharePoint Framework is a Page and Part model that enables full support for client-side development and open source tools. It also easily integrates with Microsoft graph. The SharePoint Framework works for both SharePoint on-premises and SharePoint Online.

Zavier Sanders by Zavier Sanders

What is a Service?

Let's talk about Services from the perspective of ITIL!

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Create a Table Partition in SQL Server 2012

Partitioning a SQL Table is a great way to organize your data for faster data retrieval.  Partitions do exactly that, break down the Table into organized pieces based on criteria from your columns.

Nick Adams by Nick Adams

Skype Summit 2016 - Slides Available

Skype Summit 2016, a multi-vendor event showcasing the latest features and open ecosystem of Skype for Business and Office 365 powered by Audiocodes, Unified Communications.com, Pexip, Computertalk, and Bridge Communications.

Jake Borzym by Jake Borzym

Concurrency awarded as Milwaukee Business Journal Fastest Growing Firm

Concurrency’s rapid growth in the last few years is a direct result of our work to help customers with their digital transformation, the integration of digital technologies such as social, mobile, analytics and cloud, in the service of transforming how their businesses work.

Jake Borzym by Jake Borzym

Tenets of Modern IT Management - 10 Part Video Series

The transformation of IT organizations into competitive advantages of their businesses has driven the adoption of Modern IT Management tenants and we've produced a 10 part video series detailing them.  You'll find below the 10 part series which walks through each tenet.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

VIDEO: Microsoft EMS Walkthrough

You've heard a lot about Intune and Mobile Device Management (MDM), but what about the myriad of other components that are included with the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS)?

Shannon Fritz by Shannon Fritz

Modern IT Management Defined: DevOps, ITIL, Cloud, Agile, or All of the Above?

What if I told you that you had to take your management platforms and start over, but this time you needed to plan for the next generation of how you'd work with your teams.  What if I told you that you needed to re-address how you dealt with your operational lifecycle, development, and release management.  This is what my team and I did over the last several months.  We decided that we'd look at what the management landscape will look like years from now and apply those concepts to the tools being released by Microsoft for the cloud-centric world. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

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