An attempt to capture the feelings of the red zone in Christchurch, where everything that once was is no longer.
A terror attack in Christchurch on March 15, 2019 left 49 precious souls dead, and families devastated as a consequence. The city was in lockdown for hours as the police restored order. Peaceful hearts may take longer.
Last week saw the first major service disruption to Office 365 in several years. A severe storm in Texas impacted the cooling system at the US South Central data centre, which resulted in protective systems in the data centre switching into containment mode and shutting down servers to […]
After a pretty good run, Microsoft Office 365 had a major outage in San Antonio TX this week. A lightning storm during the night caused a power spike in the US South Central data centre, which negatively affected the cooling system in one part of the data centre, […]
Along with many others, my late 2017 Apple MacBook Pro suffers from a problematic keyboard. While I have had the laptop since before Christmas last year, I haven’t used the keyboard very often, since it is usually connected to a large screen and external keyboard in the office. […]
Mobile devices as endpoints to corporate information have taken the world by storm. The “mobile first” mantra refers to the preferential use of a mobile device before a desktop or laptop. Have phone, will work (or even run the company). The potential of the device to enable new […]
Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). This was included as a feature of the Office 365 Enterprise E5 plan, as well as a feature of the Advanced Threat Protection add-on for non-E5 customers. Spoof Intelligence provides visibility into who is […]
The prevalence of email (addresses, services, checking behaviours) has made it a key vector for hackers, attackers, and others devoted to maleficence. There are many varieties of bad email: – spam – unwanted email messages, normally carrying a commercial offer. Annoying and productivity draining at best; may carry […]
Excel Table Talk Episode 6 Back in the early 1990s, the first client project that paid decent money (NZ$25 per hour, which my client described as “charging like a bull”) required the use of a massive spreadsheet to analyse cost flows in a small manufacturing firm. I spent […]
Microsoft announced data residency for data in Microsoft Teams for Canada, with Australia and Japan coming before the end of August as well. However, the details matter. The details such as – this only applies to two groups of customers in 2018: – brand new customers who are […]