Posts by Chuck Salvo

What is SharePoint Syntex

What is SharePoint Syntex? Microsoft Syntex is a Microsoft 365 content service that uses machine teaching (Yes, that’s a real thing but more on that topic in a minute!) and AI to optimally organize and safely store your content based on what you want SharePoint to automatically and intelligently understand, extract, protect, classify, and process…

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Spotlight on Peter Carlyle: Founder, Owner of Ovatio Technologies

Where did your career start and how did your journey lead to the creation of Ovatio Technologies? After moving from a job in advertising in the early 90’s, Peter joined PC Help Services looking for a small, hot growth company in technology. Shortly after Peter joined the company, success quickly followed. “The time was right…

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We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Orchestry

We are so excited to announce our strategic partnership with Orchestry to drive client success in Microsoft 365.   Orchestry, a complete empowerment, adoption, and standardization platform, launched this year to make work simple in Microsoft 365, Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint Online.   The Orchestry platform takes the guesswork out of what to use and when in Microsoft 365 (formerly Office…

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Verkada and Exchange Attacks: Could you fall victim, too?

Who is Verkada? What happened? Verkada is an IP camera company. They provide cloud-based software that stores videos taken from their customers’ premises. Recently, they were hacked because a username and password with admin access had been exposed. Someone harvested this, put it on the internet, and took advantage of the credentials. This type of…

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Which Security Method is Best: Integrated, Best-of-Breed, or Both?

Initial logic tells us the answer to this question must be best-of-breed! But what does having all the “best of the best” security cost you? I have witnessed data centers filled with point products that don’t work well together and the need for an army of staff to manage their many product complexities. This scenario…

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Spotlight on Chuck Salvo: Chief Digital Information Officer

  How did you get started in IT? Chuck never really imagined himself going into the technology field, but after a coworker of his introduced him to AOL (you’ve got mail), he was hooked. Buying his first computer while learning ways to build them and take them apart, Chuck developed a knack for self-teaching, from…

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Say F***ing Goodbye to 2020!

2021’s 5 Most Important Microsoft Technologies You Need As we look forward to kissing the 2020 dumpster-fire-of-a-year goodbye, we are confident the shouts heard on January 1, 2021 of “Happy New Years!” will collectively mean MUCH MORE than it has in recent history. Everyone has experienced trauma from the COVID pandemic in one form or…

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Endpoint Management with Microsoft: Benefits and Licensing

Early Days of Endpoint Management Were Clunky and Slow In the earliest phases of Endpoint Management, there was System Management Server (SMS). Writing and pushing “Packages” was like hitching up the wagon and packing a sack lunch to head to town for supplies and vittles. Then came System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), release date 2007.…

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Can Microsoft Teams Replace Your IP Phone System? Maybe.

Man talking on cell phone

Resived: June, 2021   When I am asked if Microsoft Teams can really replace a client’s phone system, my answer is followed by a question: what features do you need and want in a phone system? Teams is an excellent stand-alone telephony solution, however, there are a couple of areas where it falls short, but…

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Best Microsoft Teams Features: How to use the “Meet Now” Feature

Starting an impromptu meeting in Microsoft Teams is fast and easy with the “Meet Now” button. This is one of the best Microsoft Teams features added recently. Use the “Meet Now” button to  invite people who don’t have the Microsoft Teams app (yes, that’s possible!) Simply check out the video: How to use Microsoft Team’s…

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