Active Directory Synchronization or Federation – Which One Should I Choose?

Active Directory Synchronization or Federation – Which One Should I Choose? In the last few months, I’ve had many customers looking to move to Office 365 ask what the difference was between Active Directory Synchronization and Active Directory Federation. These customers needed to manage user identities and credentials in the cloud and wanted to know how these alternate solutions stack up in terms capabilities, cost and user experience. Below is a quick overview on the differences between Active Directory Synchronization and Federation. What is Directory Synchronization? Directory Synchronization is the integration of your On-premises Active Directory with an instance of Active Directory running in the Azure cloud. Synchronization essentially makes a copy of the on-premises directory objects and then propagates them to an Active Directory instance in the Azure cloud. After that, synchronization runs on a scheduled basis to push changes from the on-premises directory to the … [Continue reading]

Managing Windows 10 Users with System Center Configuration Manager

Adam-Bartnik-author-small

Managing Windows 10 Users with System Center Configuration Manager Many of our customers often ask us how we empower end users and allow IT to manage a large fleet of varying desktops. One way we’re able to do this is through Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). How can System Center Configuration Manager help me? System … [Continue reading]

How Fresh Content Drives Rankings and ROI

kristen-schmid-author-small

How Fresh Content Drives Rankings and ROI Does fresh content really matter? How frequently should a company update website content? Can fresh content actually improve SEO ranking? Content marketing or marketing via the creation of engaging, valuable, and thought-provoking content that drives customer action has been a steadily increasing trend … [Continue reading]

Are Your Passwords A Single Factor Of Failure?

Tommy Montgomery SWC Technology Partners

Are Your Passwords A Single Factor Of Failure? Last week I received a wakeup call that I had been needing for a while now. The award-winning online password manager LastPass was hacked and the password hashes were stolen. For those not familiar with password managers, they use a master password to store all of your passwords in a single secure … [Continue reading]

Discover the Question with Azure Machine Learning

Author Chadd Dotzenrod SWC Technology Partners

Discover the Question with Azure Machine Learning I’ll be the first to say that traditional/old school business intelligence does a great job of providing answers to the questions you know you want to ask. What if you don’t know the questions? What if you are more interested in the questions than you are in the answers? Enter Azure Machine … [Continue reading]