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Feb
17
Go ahead and day the day off. There are no patches for February
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 17 February 2017 05:49 PM

None the less, Susan has updated the PatchGrid with the latest updates on previous patch issues. You can get your updated copy here.

February Security patches on hold

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-=update-release/

Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.

 

UPDATE: 2/15/17: We will deliver updates as part of the planned March Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/02/14/february-2017-security-update-release/


About Third Tier

Established in 2008, Third Tier only works for IT Professionals by providing them with access to advanced support services. No one can know it all these days, so we give IT pros a place to go to get the hands on support they need in areas they normally don’t work in or problems they’ve never encountered. We also work on projects, fix their accounting practices and do many, many migrations and other installations. Our staff covers a wide range of technologies.

Website: http://www.thirdtier.net

Helpdesk: https://helpdesk.thirdtier.net

Blog: http://www.thirdtier.net/blog


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Feb
14
How to configure outlook to send from an alias
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 14 February 2017 11:59 AM

To save a few bucks, I added a second domain to my existing Office 365 account which gave me two email addresses under that account – amy@thirdtier.net and amy@sellmymsp.com but it means that amy@sellmmsp.com is an alias of amy@thirdtier.net and by default you can’t send email from an alias in Outlook. You can only receive email to an alias.

Fortunately my search skills turned up a solution from the good people at msoutlook.info. I’m sharing the information here because it wasn’t easy to find and sometimes having another source pointing at it is a good thing.

You’ll find that original post here: https://www.msoutlook.info/question/send-mail-from-additional-exchange-address-or-alias It offers up 3 solutions. The first of which I think is the best and it worked for me. Here’s what it looks like.

  1. In your account settings, choose to add a new account and select to configure it manually.

     

  2. Choose for a POP3 account and fill out the server details.
    For most Exchange servers, the settings are as follows (port and encryption settings can be configured by clicking More Options…-> tab Advanced);

Your Name:
Your display name

E-mail Address:
The alias address of your Exchange mailbox

Incoming mail server:
Name of the Exchange server
For Office 365 accounts use: outlook.office365.com

Outgoing mail server (SMTP):
Name of the Exchange server
For Office 365 accounts use: smtp.office365.com

Username:
yourdomain\username

SPA:
disabled

Port number POP3:
995

POP3 Encryption (SSL):
Enabled

Port number SMTP:
587 (or 25 in non-default configurations)

SMTP encryption:
TLS

My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication:
Enabled

  1. When configuring your account, make sure you configure it to leave a copy of the messages on the server and not to remove it after x-days.

     

  2. Once configured, you must go into your Send/Receive settings and disable this account from receiving mail to prevent duplicate messages coming in.

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  1. Additionally, you must set the POP3 account to deliver new messages to your Exchange mailbox instead of a pst-file. This might sound a bit superfluous, as we just disabled the receiving of mail for the POP3 account anyway, but by doing so, you can get rid of the pst-file that the adding of the POP3 account created and (more importantly) your sent messages will be stored in the Sent Items folder of your Exchange mailbox.

     

    1. In the Account Settings dialog, select your POP3 account.

       

    2. At the bottom of the dialog, click the “Change Folder” button.

       

    3. Select the Inbox folder of your Exchange mailbox.
      Here I chose to have mail for this account do directly into a subfolder instead so I could easily identify it – Amy

       

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    5. After restarting Outlook, you can remove the pst-file via the Data Files tab in Account Settings.


After all this configuring, you can now create a new message and switch between your Exchange account (holding your main address) and the POP3 account (holding your alias address) via the Accounts button (Outlook 2003/2007) or the From button (Outlook 2010/2013/2016).

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Website: http://www.thirdtier.net

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Feb
13
Free Attendee Code for ChannelPro in Atlanta - Rayanne will be there
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 13 February 2017 11:56 AM

Rayanne is presenting at the ChannelPro SMB Forum in Atlanta on March 1st and you can attend free by registering with our guest code: sellmspguest

It'll be a day full of great sessions. This is one that Rayanne will be on stage for.

Session: Valuation-Boosting Business Management Secrets

Is your business worth what you think it is? If you’re like most channel pros, the answer is probably no. In this hands-on, learn-by-doing workshop, experienced channel partner M&A consultants will help you calculate the real value of your business and then walk you through the concrete steps you should be taking now to maximize your selling price later when you’re ready to cash out. If finding a buyer for your practice is part of your exit plan, this is a session you literally can’t afford to miss.

Reserve your spot. http://events.channelpronetwork.com/channelpro-smb-forum-2017-atlanta 


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Jan
31
What makes you uniquely qualified to be my MSP?
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 31 January 2017 10:03 AM

It’s the burning question that so many are asking. There are so many MSP’s in the market and everyone monitors, responds quickly, has great staff, certifications, updates, backs up everything…finding your niche isn’t about the tools. It’s about the intrinsic things that make your business yours.

School of Sardines

My latest article explores the problem of differentiating your MSP and offers a path toward finding your unique qualification for the job. http://techgenix.com/differentiate-your-msp/


About Third Tier

Established in 2008, Third Tier only works for IT Professionals by providing them with access to advanced support services. No one can know it all these days, so we give IT pros a place to go to get the hands on support they need in areas they normally don’t work in or problems they’ve never encountered. We also work on projects, fix their accounting practices and do many, many migrations and other installations. Our staff covers a wide range of technologies.

Website: http://www.thirdtier.net

Helpdesk: https://helpdesk.thirdtier.net

Blog: http://www.thirdtier.net/blog


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Jan
12
Learn from Susan Bradley how to successfully manage patching Windows 10
Posted by Amy Babinchak on 12 January 2017 03:23 PM

Susan Bradley is our resident patch-o-holic, builder of the PatchGrid and contributing author of the Ransomware Prevention Kit. She’s presenting a webinar on what you’ll need to know about managing patching for Windows 10. It’s a brave new world which calls for new procedures and processes.

The Past, Present and Future of Patching Windows

Tuesday, January 26th @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm EST
Enroll by January 20th and Save 15%

Join Susan Bradley and review historical patching issues , and how Windows 10 is shifting how we manage change and deployment of our operating systems.
This
training will cover how:

  • Change to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 impacts your patching schedules.
  • Track and discover post release issues.
  • Manage the patching changes for Windows 10.

About Third Tier

Established in 2008, Third Tier only works for IT Professionals by providing them with access to advanced support services. No one can know it all these days, so we give IT pros a place to go to get the hands on support they need in areas they normally don’t work in or problems they’ve never encountered. We also work on projects, fix their accounting practices and do many, many migrations and other installations. Our staff covers a wide range of technologies.

Website: http://www.thirdtier.net

Helpdesk: https://helpdesk.thirdtier.net

Blog: http://www.thirdtier.net/blog


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