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DMC Golf Outing 2018
Timothy Johnson

DMC Golf Outing 2018

Before starting at DMC, I had a tradition of participating an annual golf outing at Sydney Marovitz golf course which is the closest course to the DMC Chicago office. I decided to bring this tradition to DMC. There is a second tradition that seems to come with our golf outing - our outing is always condemned with overcast skies and the chance of thunderstorms. We thankfully lucked out once again with only light rain on the first tee box. We changed up the format this year fr...

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Switching to Host-Named Site Collection in SharePoint
Timothy Johnson

Switching to Host-Named Site Collection in SharePoint

Host-named site collection (HNSC) allows you to assign a site collection with a unique DNS name behind it.  HNSC differs from a path-based site collection, which requires you to use the same DNS name assigned to the web application as to all site collections beneath it.  Deciding when to use host-named vs. path-based site collections is a matter of your specific needs. Microsoft has a recommended a maximum of 20 web applications per farm, so host-named site collections ca...

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Access Denied to Azure SaaS Applications
Timothy Johnson

Access Denied to Azure SaaS Applications

Somewhere over the course of the last 6 weeks, Microsoft has been making changes to where Office 365/Azure AD SaaS applications are managed. Just about everything that was once accessed in the Azure Classic Portal has been moved to the new Azure Portal (portal.azure.com). This includes the management of Azure Active Directory, which was something that could only be accessed via the classic Azure Portal. As of the publication date of this blog, both portals continue to be ava...

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New Office 365 Reporting Options
Timothy Johnson

New Office 365 Reporting Options

Microsoft recently introduced the new Office 365 administrative interface, which provides Administrators with the ability to setup an Office 365 tenant, manage users and subscriptions, and get useful insights into how the Office 365 tenant is used. The new admin interface is designed to more closely resemble the look and feel of Azure. Enhanced reporting makes it a lot easier for our team to monitor the Office 365 environments of our clients to detect abnormalities and prepare month...

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DMC Chicago 2016 Golf Outing
Timothy Johnson

DMC Chicago 2016 Golf Outing

DMC Chicago is back on the links! Using DMC's Activity Fund, nine DMCers hit the course after work in hopes of finding some lost birdies and maybe even an eagle. The weather leading up to the event was dire, with all weather services reporting a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms for each hour we were scheduled to be on the course. We were hopeful as we trekked about 30 minutes from the office to the beautiful Sydney Marovitz Golf Course along Lake Michigan. Wou...

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CRM 2015 Email Router Fix for KB3072333 Update
Timothy Johnson

CRM 2015 Email Router Fix for KB3072333 Update

I recently installed KB3072333, which is labeled as “Update 1.1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015”. Afterwards, a specific change to the Outgoing Email Router profile issued a 401 Unauthorized error in the event viewer. I found a fix and am posting it in the hope that it will help someone else! Specifically, the error prevents emails from actually being sent until this change has been fixed. The error looks like this: “System.Net.WebException: The request failed with...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update
Timothy Johnson

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update

CRM 2015 was released by Microsoft at the very end of 2014. DMC typically tries to be on the latest and greatest version for two reasons. First, we can take advantage of all of the new features like cross entity search, security enhancements and enhanced business rules. Second, it helps our team better assist our current and future customers when they go through the same process. Because CRM 2015 is so new, there really isn’t too much documentation for installation errors and &ld...

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DMC Denver Network Installation and Set-Up: All In One Pile
Timothy Johnson

DMC Denver Network Installation and Set-Up: All In One Pile

Several months ago it was announced that DMC would open a new office in Denver, CO (which officially opened its doors Sept 1, 2014) and that I would need to order everything that it would take to get the IT infrastructure up and running. Most IT professionals come into and support an existing environment and, depending on the business, may never get a chance to build a network from scratch. I’ve only built one business network from the ground up, and there are certainly challenges along th...

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Upping the Ante at DMC's Fifth Official Golf Outing
Timothy Johnson

Upping the Ante at DMC's Fifth Official Golf Outing

On what was a beautiful sunny day at the Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, eight DMC employees went out to hit the links for the fifth official DMC Golf Outing. The course itself sits right on the coast of Lake Michigan, and is the closest course to the office.  We split up into two teams of four. Team A included Devon Fritz, Eric West, Jeremy Green and myself. Team B was made up of Spencer Glesmann, Rick Rietz, Simon Healey, and Jeff McCormick.  We decided to play in a scramble fo...

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Spring Cleaning the DMC Network
Timothy Johnson

Spring Cleaning the DMC Network

For my Fed-Ex Day project, I worked on creating a new DHCP structure for DMC. This was a project that for the most part was not critical, but was something I wouldn’t have done in a normal day. The main goal was to help clean up and organize all of the networked devices that connect to the DMC network. Once that was tested and implemented successfully, I then started manually removing old devices and the always fun job of documenting all of the changes.

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Solutions For Common Problems in Outlook 2013
Timothy Johnson

Solutions For Common Problems in Outlook 2013

In my experience, the most widespread issues that occur for both DMC users and our external customers, happen while using Microsoft Outlook. This is partially due to the fact that Outlook is quite possibly, the most important application and definitely the most used application in the office. Outlook may live locally or in the cloud via Office 365, which offers access to Outlook, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office tools from anywhere you can get a Web connection and from virtually any devic...

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ESXi 5.5: Still Free But Limited
Timothy Johnson

ESXi 5.5: Still Free But Limited

ESXi, which is VMWare’s free bare-metal hypervisor, released Version 5.5 in late September 2013. There are some great new features that basically double every configuration maximum from version 5.1. This also includes unlimited physical RAM on each host; which was limited to 32 GB prior. What’s the downside, you ask? Once the virtual hardware of the VM is upgraded to Version 10, the VSphere 5.5 client can no longer be used to edit the specs of the VM itself. Furthermore, the only ...

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My First Two Weeks at DMC
Timothy Johnson

My First Two Weeks at DMC

It’s almost as if I was put into a rocket and shot off into space… at least that's what it has felt like so far during my first two weeks at DMC.  In my previous job, where I worked for 9+ years, I thought that I knew everything there was to know in this always-changing I.T. field. That is up until I found this amazing opportunity to work with fast-paced and brilliant individuals to jump-start my brain into the next chapter of my career.   This job hasn't bee...

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