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PowerShell DSC

While configuration management software such as Ansible, Puppet, or Salt has become very popular for use in Linux environments, Windows hasn't had a similar push until relatively recently.  PowerShell Desired State Configuration (usually shortened to DSC) is a configuration management platform that is native to Windows and programmed using familiar PowerShell syntax.  Here, we'll cover the benefits of using configuration management, example use cases, and a technical overview.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Tech Talks - Breaking Down Boundaries at Work

In this episode of Tech Talks, Nathan Lasnoski walks through how businesses today are often unable to tap into the limitless human potential because of a series of self-imposed boundaries.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Tech Talks - Windows Defender ATP

In this episode of Tech Talks, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski, goes over Windows Defender ATP as a way to provide preventative protection, detect attacks and zero-day exploits, and centralized management for your end-to-end security lifecycle.

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Displaying and Automating Legacy Data using PowerBI

One of the more common requests involving business intelligence projects is surfacing data from legacy, line-of-business systems in an automated fashion. I recently was involved with a project where the client was making this exact request. This blog will explain how I tackled the problem and used a number of Microsoft technologies to come up […]

John Adali by John Adali

Meltdown & Spectre

The big news in the past week is two new vulnerabilities that affect nearly all computers - Meltdown and Spectre.  Here we'll cover what they are, how they work, and how to protect against them.  Since these are complicated exploits, this email will not go into great technical depth.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Concurrency, Inc. to Host “Blockchain in a Day” Educational Sessions

Concurrency, Inc., a professional services firm assisting enterprises in the Midwest in their digital transformations, is hosting a series of “Blockchain in a Day” educational events for information technology and business leaders. In the Milwaukee area, where Concurrency is based, the program will be held at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee (January 18). The events will also be held in Chicago (Microsoft Office; January 11) and Minneapolis (Microsoft office; January 30).

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

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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