Top Reasons for Businesses To Move from Windows 10 to Windows 11
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Top Reasons for Businesses To Move from Windows 10 to Windows 11

The transition from Windows 10 to Windows 11 offers organizations several compelling advantages that can lead to significant cost savings. Windows 11 introduces improved security features, better performance, a modern user interface, enhanced multitasking capabilities, and futureproofing through extended support and compatibility. These advancements can contribute to cost savings in various areas, including reduced risk…

ChatGPT is not an LLM
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ChatGPT is not an LLM

This is something that I have heard many times over the last few months that needs a bit of explanation… ChatGPT (Chat Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) is an application of a Large Language Model (LLM). It is an AI-powered application that enables human-like conversations and other text-based tasks. ChatGPT and other bots like it (see below)…

How to measure AI Project Success
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How to measure AI Project Success

The first step in measuring success is to establish clear and relevant metrics that align with the organization’s goals and objectives. These metrics can span various dimensions: Before implementing an AI solution, it is crucial to establish clear baselines for the relevant metrics/benchmarks. These baselines provide a reference point against which progress can be measured….

From Salesperson to Trusted Advisor: Navigating the Shift
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From Salesperson to Trusted Advisor: Navigating the Shift

There is a lot of conversations about how Artificial Intelligence will be affecting many fields out there. The future has changed already ( Love that saying!) and we are all learning ways to adapt to it. Two trends of note: With so much change and transformation in the air, for those of us in the…

White Paper: Understanding AI in the Services Sales Role
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White Paper: Understanding AI in the Services Sales Role

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming industries worldwide, enabling individuals and organizations to gain a competitive edge through enhanced efficiency, data-driven insights, and personalized experiences. As people and businesses navigate this AI-driven landscape, it’s crucial to understand the value proposition of AI services and effectively communicate their benefits to potential customers. Any services sales /…

Microsoft Copilot: Understanding Security Risks
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Microsoft Copilot: Understanding Security Risks

There is a lot of misconceptions / questions about the security around the Microsoft Copilot products. understandably, it is usually one of the first question that comes-up when companies are considering Copilot use within their organizations. (the elephant in the room!) Let’s quickly put some misconceptions to bed right away: Per Microsoft Documentation: Understanding how…

What Are Large Language Models (LLM)
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What Are Large Language Models (LLM)

Large Language models are powerful algorithms designed to understand and generate human-like text. They learn from vast amounts of text data and can perform tasks such as text completion, translation, summarization, and more. LLMs are a type of AI system that uses deep learning on massive text datasets to recognize patterns and generate remarkably fluent,…

Microsoft Defender XDR Licensing
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Microsoft Defender XDR Licensing

There is confusion about the licensing requirement associated with Microsoft Defender XDR The following is a collection of related items placed in the order to make licensing requirement clear to the reader. Microsoft Defender XDR (formerly Microsoft 365 Defender) Source <https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business/siem-and-xdr/microsoft-defender-xdr> Microsoft Defender XDR is a unified pre- and post-breach enterprise defense suite that natively…

ServiceNow What Is It and Why You Should Use it
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ServiceNow What Is It and Why You Should Use it

This is a follow-up to the blog post I wrote back in 2023: ServiceNow and Its Growing Significance What Is ServiceNow? ServiceNow (commonly referred as SNOW) is a powerful cloud-based platform that offers a wide range of services and solutions to streamline and automate various business processes. It is primarily known for its robust IT…

Copilot Studio – Create your own Copilot with No Code
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Copilot Studio – Create your own Copilot with No Code

Microsoft Copilot Studio is a robust platform that allows you to customize and extend Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365. With a low-code approach, you can create and publish plugins directly to Copilot, tailoring them to your specific needs. The comprehensive authoring canvas within Copilot Studio empowers you to design, test, and deploy conversational AI solutions. Explore this innovative platform…

Microsoft Stream January 2024 – Updates Changes

Microsoft Stream January 2024 – Updates Changes

Very interesting changes coming to Microsoft Stream platform…  Microsoft Stream Classic will retire on February 15, 2024 My FAVORITE:   Virtual teleprompter The teleprompter feature is a new addition to Microsoft Stream that allows you to add a scrolling script to your screen recording or video. This can be helpful if you need to read…

OneDrive v3.0
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OneDrive v3.0

Last week Microsoft announced OneDrive 3.0 Lots of excellent updated to an already great product. they are calling it The Future of File Management and it includes AI capabilities! ( OneDrive with Copilot ) to help quickly search, organize and extract information from your files.  Although not every featured mentioned is there, some are already…

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory

New Microsoft Teams version GA: Much faster and uses 50% less memory ! Much faster, and it uses 50% less memory! Announcing general availability of the new Microsoft Teams app for Windows and Mac – Microsoft Community Hub Switch to the new Microsoft Teams – Microsoft Support A great video on this topic published by:…

Checking for Windows 11 device compatibility across the fleet

Checking for Windows 11 device compatibility across the fleet

Now that we are less than 25 months away from the end of Windows 10, and the 3rd release of Windows 11 (23H2) is starting to roll out this week, many organizations are starting to plan their Windows 11 rollouts. Windows 10 Home / ProOctober 14, 2025 Windows 10 Enterprise & educationOctober 14, 2025 Windows…

ServiceNow and Its Growing Significance
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ServiceNow and Its Growing Significance

For other ServiceNow posts here The ServiceNow platform has long held a prominent position in the IT service management domain, often associated with terms like “ticketing tool” or “support tool.” However, a significant shift occurred several years ago when ServiceNow recognized the potential to extend its platform beyond IT service management, adapting it for diverse…

ChatGPT vs. LLMs: Unveiling the Differences

ChatGPT vs. LLMs: Unveiling the Differences

Written by Microsoft Copilot 1. Transformer Architecture Both ChatGPT and LLMs share a common foundation: the transformer architecture. This powerful neural network structure has revolutionized natural language processing tasks. Its attention mechanisms allow for context-aware understanding, making it ideal for language modeling12. 2. Emergent Properties As LLMs grow in size (often surpassing 50 to 100…

Microsoft Intune Suite

Microsoft Intune Suite

On March 1, 2023 Microsoft announced Microsoft Intune Suite which consolidates its endpoint management and security solutions to streamline protection for cloud-connected and on-premises endpoints.  It includes: The new Intune Suite can be added all Microsoft Intune subscribers (including Microsoft 365 E3 and E5) which already include core Intune (now called Intune Plan 1) for an additional…

Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios
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Windows Autopilot Deployment Scenarios

Windows Autopilot is a collection of technologies used to set up and pre-configure new devices, getting them ready for productive use. It is designed to simplify the process of deploying Windows devices for organizations of all sizes. Windows Autopilot supports a growing list of scenarios that organizations commonly need. These needs vary based on organization…

Windows 11 Compatibility for Businesses
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Windows 11 Compatibility for Businesses

As a first step in your jorney to Windows 11, you’ll need to know which of your current devices meet the Windows 11 hardware requirements. Most devices purchased in the last 18-24 months will be compatible with Windows 11. Verify that your device meets or exceeds Windows 11 requirements to ensure it’s compatible. Microsoft released the PC…

Microsoft Launches Security Experts
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Microsoft Launches Security Experts

In early May 2022, Microsoft announced the launch of their Microsoft Security Experts Services  Security Experts is a new managed service category that combines expert-trained technology and product innovation with human-led services. Right now Microsoft is doing a lot of the work directly, but soon they will have multiple certified security expert partners  Video  introducing the…

Windows Autopatch
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Windows Autopatch

A a few weeks ago Microsoft announced a new service called Windows Autopatch for business customers that provides the ability to keep Windows, Office, Teams and Microsoft Edge software on devices enrolled and managed by Microsoft Intune up to date automatically. The service is now on public beta and scheduled to be GA sometime at…

Cybersecurity Podcasts News
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Cybersecurity Podcasts News

I need to stay up to date with the cybersecurity topics and aside from several news sources i check on a daily / weekly bases I also listen to the following podcasts: I found a lot more at this site Other News Resources / Sites: https://cybersecuritynews.com/ https://thehackernews.com/ https://cisoseries.com/ https://www.cnbc.com/cybersecurity/ https://www.wired.com/tag/cybersecurity/

Microsoft Modern Work Webinars
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Microsoft Modern Work Webinars

The Microsoft Cloud Acquisitions Team of Technical Specialists have has a new YouTube channel around the Modern Work stack and their first set of webinars is a  high-level overview of the Security Features available with M365. I particularly liked the Advanced Identity Concepts AD Premium Plan 2 one — very well presented and good content! Loved this Worth…

Windows 365 Cloud PC
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Windows 365 Cloud PC

On June 24, 2021 Microsoft announced WIndows 11. Last week during their Partner conference, Ignite, Microsoft announced Windows 365. It will be launched on August 2, 2021. Securely stream your Windows experience—including your personalized apps, content, and settings—from the Microsoft cloud to any device with your Windows 365 Cloud PC. Windows 365 is a cloud…

Windows 11 is here
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Windows 11 is here

Update 7/10/2021 Minimum hardware requirements further explained – A challenge for many! To run Windows 11, devices must have an Intel Core processor from at least 2017, or AMD Zen 2 processors from 2019 onward. Video of installation on a Hyper-V virtual Machine (my own test) Microsoft releases second public review – with ONLY minor…

Today: Largest Password Leak of All Time
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Today: Largest Password Leak of All Time

Today, cybercriminals have released over 8.4 billion passwords on the dark web. The largest collection of stolen passwords of all time. The 100GB text file includes usernames, email addresses and passwords. #cybersecurity #passwords #leaks #securitynews More info at: https://cybernews.com/security/rockyou2021-alltime-largest-password-compilation-leaked/

Windows Autopilot Security Risks
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Windows Autopilot Security Risks

Enabling Windows Autopilot allows devices to be pre-registered to your organization in Microsoft servers. As of this writing, there is very little risk in enabling Windows Autopilot within an organization. The most recommended security concept to fight against malware for years has been to remove admin rights from end users. When Microsoft introduced Windows 10…

New Microsoft Stream
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New Microsoft Stream

Launched in 2016, Microsoft Stream is a web app for creating, editing, managing, and discovering videos and playback videos. It was loosely connected to other Microsoft 365 apps and service, and videos were stored separately from it. Back in September 22, 2020, Microsoft published a blog post titled New Vision for Microsoft Stream. In it…

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
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Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

After rebranding Windows Defender as Microsoft Defender in early 2019, Microsoft has been consolidating most of their security-related products into their Microsoft Defender brand. In September 2020 they further announced the Microsoft 365 Defender cross-platform line to include: Microsoft 365 Defender (previously Microsoft Threat Protection) Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (previously Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection) Microsoft Defender for…