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Effects of Professional Gatekeeping

Gatekeeping within the professional skills field has been hit harder now than ever due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic. There are those who wish to keep their knowledge and fields to themselves due to job security and seniority. My intended audience for this report are those who wish to bypass the gatekeepers, and the gatekeepers themselves. The purpose is to show everyone that knowledge and growth should never be frowned upon or kept from individuals who strive for more, it hurts the future.

Joseph Dutton by Joseph Dutton

Five Technology North Stars to Drive 2021 Success

As 2020 quickly comes to an end and you continue to build plans for 2021, one thing remains clear. Technology will remain at the forefront of your organization’s ability to succeed despite continued challenging business conditions. 

In the latest Executive Briefing led by Concurrency, host Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski and special guest Microsoft VP Brian Willson broke down five technology north stars to make your 2021 efficient, profitable, and productive. Here are the five technology north stars: 

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Windows Virtual Desktop Insights

In today's webinar, Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski hosted a discussion on Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) with Concurrency Technical Architect Brian Voelz. They discussed how WVD benefits organizations by supporting secure, scalable and efficient work whether end users are in-office or remote. Nathan and Brian walked through how you can leverage WVD to reduce physical desktop costs and increase efficiency by deploying virtual machines in minutes vs. days.

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

The Governance of Power BI

How you manage and analyze data is critical to your organization’s success. Microsoft Power BI offers a robust toolset to ensure your data is secure, shareable, manageable, and fluidly transformed into visually compelling reports and models. Concurrency's Senior Data & AI Analyst Steven Campbell discusses the Azure Data Platform and the role data governance plays in maximizing Power BI’s organizational impact.

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Workflows Retiring

Microsoft announced its retirement of SharePoint 2010 workflows as it looks to encourage end users to leverage Power Automate to streamline workflows. Although current users have until November 1st to make the transition from SharePoint 2010 to Power Automate, newly created workflows will automatically be turned off starting August 1st. Make sure your workflows are in order before these dates and start making the transition to Microsoft's Power Automate to avoid workflow disruption. 

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Mitigating Security Threats with Zero Trust

Targeted security attacks are on the rise and Microsoft reports 52% of organizations saw a change in security challenges due to the pandemic. Concurrency CTO Nathan Lasnoski presents at the 2020 Microsoft Inspire Global Partner Conference on how a zero trust security in action. 

Stephanie Siewert by Stephanie Siewert

Microsoft VSS Backup Retryable Error

I recently was involved with a case involving trying to track down the cause of Exchange VSS writers reporting a “retryable” error.

Paul Harris by Paul Harris

MD-100 Training Links and Resources

The Microsoft MD-100 is a test for Deploying, Managing, Configuring, and Maintaining Windows devices. The purpose of this post is to consolidate relevant information to help others pass this test.

Jack Bumgarner by Jack Bumgarner