Back and Forth…

**AUTHOR’S NOTE: While I am not, strictly speaking, an IT Security Specialist, I do hold a number of security-related certifications; in my work as well as for my personal usage, I try to do everything securely. I am writing this article without having a full  understanding of the security behind the feature. I know that … Continue reading Back and Forth…

Wouldn’t You Know It?

Last Tuesday I passed a certification exam that was quite valuable. It was a difficult exam, but in the end the system congratulated me. I was extremely happy… and then I had to wait. Minutes, hours… it was not until the next morning that I received the email from CompTIA congratulating me on my new … Continue reading Wouldn’t You Know It?

RDP With AzureAD Accounts

In 2001 I purchased the Gateway desktop computer that I would be using for my certification journey. I had purchased seven classes from a training centre, and I now had two computers to study and prepare. One thing that I was thrilled to be able to do was to configure my server with Terminal Services, … Continue reading RDP With AzureAD Accounts

Certification Exams… At Home Again.

· I should go back and see just how many posts I have written about certifications… if I can count that high. It has long been a topic that I have been passionate about, and that has not changed. When I looked at my Microsoft Learning Transcript the other day I was surprised to see … Continue reading Certification Exams… At Home Again.

CAPTCHA… Working or Not?

We have all come across them, and some of them are more or less annoying. A CAPTCHA is usually a secondary verification system after we’ve entered our password to make sure that we are real, and it is not a bot (automated system) trying to access our account. I got a notification from a friend … Continue reading CAPTCHA… Working or Not?

Has it been that long?

The first public presentation that I delivered to a Microsoft community audience was the launch of Windows Server 2003 R2. As a user group leader at the time, I was sent a copy of the product, along with a lot of materials to help me to deliver the presentation in the MPR room at Microsoft’s … Continue reading Has it been that long?

Memories Of A World We Once Knew

Last week I was reminded of something that happened to me on the first day of either Kindergarten or Grade 1… I don’t remember which. I was either five or six years old; we were picked up in the morning by a big yellow school bus, and dropped off in the afternoon by the same. … Continue reading Memories Of A World We Once Knew

The Secrets of The French…

The first class that I took on Microsoft Windows was with a very nice French-Canadian instructor whose name I think was Denis. He told an interesting story that I wish I had retained the details of. He told us that following The Great War (WW1), the government of France decided that codes and secrets and … Continue reading The Secrets of The French…

Errors Unknown and Unknowable

Every so often I encounter a problem that needs to be escalated. This one had a lot of us scratching our heads for a couple of weeks.It is a French server, but in simple terms: When trying to run the Hybrid Configuration Wizard to connect the Exchange Server to Exchange Online, we ran into myriad … Continue reading Errors Unknown and Unknowable

LinkedIn Spam

I am sinking in spam.“Hi Mitch! I would love to connect with you on LinkedIn!” –Someone I’ve never heard of, but we might have mutual connections…Ok, I connect. Why? You can never know too many people professionally. From someone who has often been out of a job or between contracts, it is often important to … Continue reading LinkedIn Spam