Month: May 2017

Office 365 from Zero to Hero – Part 5 #Office365 #MVPHour #OneDrive

Are you using OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online with your Office 365 subscription? If so wouldn’t it be nice if you could quickly populate and sync your document libraries from a mapped network drive or a CIFS share sitting on a NAS Appliance. I think this is very important because that is where all of my important files live in a corporate environment. So how exactly can we do this? Well the answer is with Symbolic Links. I have documented this process and gave a presentation at the Calgary Microsoft User Group recently on this exact topic. Luckily,...

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Office 365 from Zero to Hero – Part 4 #Office365 #MVPHour #OneDrive

I recently had the chance to work with the Calgary Microsoft User Group and delivered a session titled: An Absolute Beginners Guide to OneDrive for Business. In this session, I helped to level set the technology use cases for OneDrive for Business and showcase some of the new amazing features coming the Sync Client. I also discussed some of the concerns that modern businesses have when implementing and online service such as OneDrive for business including: Backing up, Restoring, Ransomware (WannaCry & CryptoLocker) and more. It was a great session and many thanks to the organizers of the CMUG...

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Deploying Storage Spaces Direct – Part 20 #StorageSpacesDirect #MVPHour

With the evolution of Storage Spaces Direct coming full circle since Oct/Nov 2016 when Microsoft Launched Windows Server 2016. I still get asked the questions about why RDMA is better than regular TCP/IP and how can I prove it. Well I tell you that there have been extensive tests but don’t just take my work on it. There is an amazing write-up that just came out from the @MellanoxTech Blog by Motti Beck @MottiBeck Sr. Director Enterprise Market Development at Mellanox Technologies Inc. In his blog posts he goes into the deepest of conversations about Storage Spaces Direct &...

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VeeamON 2017 – Our View of an Amazing Conference #VeeamON #VeeamVanguard #Veeam #MVPHour

We had such an amazing trip to New Orleans for the annual VeeamON Conference last week. I take a moment and showcase some of the amazing moments that were captured on social media of our team down there. We had a strong representation of Team Kawula and Team TriCon there including: Myself – Dave Kawula – Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard @DaveKawula Super Cristal Kawula – Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard @SuperCristal1 Allan Rafuse – Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard @AllanRafuse Emile Cabot – Microsoft MVP – @ecabot And Cary Sun – 17 year Cisco CCIE – @SiFuSun We...

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CMUG – Absolute Beginners Guide to OneDrive for Business #MVPHour #OneDrive

Here is the link to the presentation from today session at the wonderful Calgary Microsoft User Group. Today’s session was held at the Chinook Mall location of the Microsoft Store in Calgary, AB. We had an amazing 40 + Register for this session and it was a lot of fun as always to deliver it. In the session we learned about the brand new feature coming with OneDrive and had a good walkthrough on how to differentiate between OneDrive Personal and OneDrive for Business. We also had a chance to learn how to migrate your NAS or File Shares...

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