Flexis September 2018 Patch Review And Recommendations

Below are the patches approved in our NOC monthly patch testing procedure. KB4457131 – 2018-09 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based systems KB4457129 – 2018-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems KB4457129 – 2018-09 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems KB4458010 –   Continue reading...

Flexis August 2018 Patch Review And Recommendations

All patches are approved in our NOC monthly patch testing procedure. KB4343898 – 2018-08 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems KB4343898 – Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems KB4338380 – 2018-08 security Update for windows server 2008 for x86 based Systems KB4340937 –   Continue reading...

Autotask Endpoint Management (AEM) 6.0.0 release notes

Some of features that are included in the AEM 6.0.0 release are:   A new and flexible report schedulerand new reports A new device patch statussystem and improved patch management A universal antivirus audit An improved Device Summaryand Device Audit page and a flexible job scheduler. A new end user ticketing experiencefor customers who use the Autotask PSA Integration.     Continue reading here.  

Veeam Suite 9.5 Update 3a has just been released!

Platform support has been extended to support a wider range in the Update 3a release. It will bring support for the latest VMware and Microsoft platforms. The new platforms supported by Veeam Backup & Replication are: VMware vSphere 6.7 VMware vCloud Director 9.1 Preliminary support for VMware vSphere 6.5 U2  (See more below) Microsoft Windows Server   Continue reading...

Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 v2: SharePoint and OneDrive support

Veeam Backup offers Microsoft solutions enabling MSPs to have control over their data across Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. Enhance Protection of Office 365 data like One Drive for Business and SharePoint Quickly restore individual Office 365 files Meet legal and compliance requirements   Check out the functionality added to version 2:   Continue reading...

Solarwinds N-Central 12.0 new release in July 2018

SolarWinds released N-central 12.0 with the promise to provide MSP with the ability to manage customer networks and security of endpoints in depth. Solarwinds introduces a new tool called NetPath to manage patchwork of cloud, hosted, and on-premises services.   To get started, first upgrade your server to 12.0. On the left-hand pane, select View   Continue reading...

Flexis July 2018 Patch Review and Recommendations

7/23 Update: Microsoft released new patches/updates to fix the issues in the current month patch release. The fixes appears to be working and safe to install. It is important to note that while Exchange server issue is resolved with the updated patches, the Azure ADConnect service issue is still not fixed (listed below in known issues)   Continue reading...

Flexis June 2018 Patch Review and Recommendations

All patches are approved in our patch testing procedure. KB4284880 – 2018-06 Cumulative Update for Windows Server 2016 for x64-based systems KB4284815 – 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 R2 for x64-based Systems KB4284855 – 2018-06 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows Server 2012 for x64-based Systems KB4093227 – 2018-06 security Update   Continue reading...

Common Monitoring Mistakes

Alert Overload If you have too many alerts that constantly go off, people will eventually ignore them and think they are not critical. However, when service impacting alerts comes, they will be ignored as well and treated as false alerts. Distinguish between warnings (that admins should be aware of, but do not require immediate actions)   Continue reading...

Top Drivers behind Choice of Managed Services from MSPs

According to recent CompTIA survey of businesses, main decision drivers for businesses to outsource their IT to managed services providers are: Improve efficiency and reliability Enhance security and compliance Proactive Maintenance Approach ROI/Cost Savings Free IT staff for strategic work *Source: CompTIA 4th Annual Managed Services Trends Study survey