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Sudden drop in phone scam calls

I don’t know about you, but I have not had a phone scam call on my house line in over a week now.

Things to consider when Working Remote

For many years now, I have been a road warrior living the remote worker lifestyle. Given my background in business

Microsoft Teams – Wait it’s been three years?

Microsoft Teams turns 3 this week with many new features and capabilities rolling out.

NYC Half Marathon Canceled

With the continued development of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) there was concern that the NYC Half Marathon for this Sunday

Working Virtual with Microsoft Teams

Back in September, I wrote the following blog article, “Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon

No, it’s not ok to fail! Failure typically comes when you “cannot” or “do not” want to be adaptable

Over the past year, I have seen a significant increase in the number of influential individuals giving speeches on motivation,

Sunrise in the Outer Banks, North Carolina

Was going through my files and found a video clip I took with my drone in the Outer Banks one summer morning.

Microsoft Teams – More goodness in February 2020

So many new features and functions, I am personally excited about the new file sharing experience.

Targeted advertisements and the strange coincidences

So it was an average Saturday, my wife and I were off doing different errands and various tasks at home.

The NYC Half Marathon is almost here!

Well, this is it! We are now 3 weeks away from the New York Road Runners 2020 United Airlines NYC Half Marathon.

Scam of the Week – Social Security Card Suspended

Alright, this one has been hitting my home phone number multiple times this week. Based on the voicemail message, it

LinkedIn Communication from someone who spammed me because something in my profile gave their search query the idea I am running a law firm.

Another how NOT to get someone’s attention on LinkedIn

Well, this one caught me off guard. So it was just a typical day, and I opted to take a

How NOT to get someone’s attention on LinkedIn

One of the things that I have enjoyed about LinkedIn is the ability to network and build actual connections with

Thoughts on Peloton Heart Rate Zone Training

Like many, I am a little disappointed that Peloton has paused the creation of new Heart Rate Zone classes. I

Tomorrow marks another Peloton milestone!

Tomorrow marks another milestone in my Peloton journey. It’s time to say goodbye to triple digital ride count status on

Microsoft Teams – Roles in a Teams Meeting

You can now assign roles within a Microsoft Teams Meeting to better manage your attendees.

Peloton App for Apple Watch

Peloton continues to innovate and add more features and functions across the Bike, Tread, and Peloton App.

Microsoft Teams – Licensing

Take a few minutes to understand the licensing elements for various features.

You want change to succeed, communicate the “why”

If people don’t understand why they need to change, they won’t change.

NYC Half-Marathon 2020 Training Week 1 of 16

Week One is done; this week’s focus is on building a base and starting to get some miles on the legs.

Microsoft Teams – Building or Integrating Apps is easier than you think

The Microsoft Teams platform offers a large variety of extensibility points and UI elements that you can take advantage of. Now here

The Peloton experience is more than just the Bike or Tread

I continue to see article after article that shows many people do not understand the Peloton experience.

Preparing for my first NYC Half-Marathon using the Peloton Tread

With Winter in the North East now kicking in, it’s time to focus on training indoors.

Microsoft Teams – Migrating from Slack

There may be a time when you have multiple collaboration platforms within your organization, and you reach a point where

Supervision policies in Office 365

Supervision policies now support Teams chats and channel conversations.

Microsoft 365 Business Voice

It’s a replacement for traditional telephony providers and in-house phone systems that can be difficult and costly to manage.

It’s time for IPV6

Four of the five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) have exhausted their pools of IPv4 addresses. It’s time for IPV6.

Microsoft 365 Global Reader Role

Use the Global reader role to improve your security posture by reducing the number of Global admins in your organization.

Microsoft Teams – Music on Hold

Music on hold within Microsoft Teams on calls, call queues.

Microsoft Teams Private Channels is here

Private channels in Microsoft Teams create focused spaces for collaboration within your teams. Only the users on the team who are owners or members of the private channel can access the channel.

Microsoft Teams – External Access vs. Guest Access

One question I get asked frequently is what is the difference between External Access and Guest Access within Microsoft Teams.

It’s not the challenge, it’s how we handle them.

Sometimes it’s not the challenges that are thrown at you, but how you handle those challenges that make all the

Microsoft Teams Client updates

I have been getting questions from some on the Microsoft Teams client update frequency and process. Microsoft Teams is a

Dynamic E911 with Microsoft Calling Plans

Dynamic E911 allows automatic routing to appropriate Public Safety Answering Points.

Use Microsoft Teams to run a virtual lab or virtual hackathon event.

How to use Microsoft Teams to deliver virtual lab events and virtual hackathons. Take full advantage of Microsoft Teams, Guest Access, Channel Meetings, Announcements, and the super-fast ad-hoc meeting setup.

Let’s assume your password has been compromised, because it more than likely has!

Over the years thousands of companies have been hacked, exposing sensitive data of billions of users.

Kids, where there is a will there is a way.

You try to be a good parent and put some guardrails in Internet usage, and they find ways around them.

Microsoft Teams Cloud Voicemail

If you have been keeping an eye on the Microsoft 365 public roadmap there are a lot of new things

The many sides of a sunrise and sunset

Capturing sunrises and sunsets requires patience and persistence. There are so many factors that make up a fantastic sunrise or

Fartlek – Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

By playing between hard efforts and rest (if you call them rest) you can sustain longer and hold off the effects of lactic acid buildup.

Microsoft Teams Private Channels Coming [UPDATED]

UPDATE 11/5/19: Private Channels is now Generally available and rolling out. Please see my updated post for links to key

Skype for Business Online to be Retired

Skype for Business Online to Be Retired in 2021 and Microsoft Teams support for Skype for Business phones to end in 2023.

Microsoft Teams – Don’t just turn it on, spend time planning.

Microsoft Teams is a transformational tool, with that make sure to spend some time thinking about how you should configure various security, compliance, and governance settings across the platform.

Scam of the week – Department of Social Security Administration

Got this call multiple times on multiple phones through our house. This one is leveraging the fear tactic and attempting

Scam of the week – Police Department

Warning phone scammers are spoofing the Nassau County Police Department numbers posing as an officer or employee.

Microsoft Teams – Private Channels and the Whiteboard feature

As your planning out your overall usage and governance goals for Microsoft Teams Private channels will offer a great way to design a broader Team while having some additional levels of security for certain conversations.

Scam of the week – Credit Cards

Got these two calls the other day, back-to-back. What is interesting is that in both cases they are pitching 0%

Microsoft Teams – Automation of Teams Creation [UPDATED]

You can now create a team with channels, apps, and tabs all in a single API call, making automated team lifecycles easier than ever.