• 21 Jul 2017

    Quest VROOM at Microsoft Inspire

    Quest VROOM at Microsoft Inspire Quest VROOM@Microsoft Inspire last week: Quest Data Protection & Quest Microsoft Platform Management attended biggest MSFT Partner Conference "Inspire" last week. One BIG THING stood out: Partners came in crowds & were excited to see the NEXT BIG THING: VROOM. The demo station was expected to flip around between many products, however VROOM was requested nearly all...
    • 21 Jul 2017

    SharePlex and Jim Clark, the best of the best!

    For those of you who don’t know me. I love racing. I love Formula 1 racing and even more so I love the “Golden Age” of Formula 1 racing before all the electronics and ground effects. Back when it was driver against driver and you had to know how to drift through a turn at full throttle. Jim Clark was one of those drivers. He was born with the natural ability to control a race car through any type of...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Get your head in the cloud at VMWorld Barcelona Sept 2017: Quest Demo RR/VROOM

    Actually you probably already have your head in the clouds in the best possible way. We have become used to the term and the reality of Cloud Computing and the benefits they deliver of better utilization of resources, greater flexibility to change what we have deployed and how along with the speed at which we can do things. Change as they say is the only constant and so here we are facing yet more change as we blend our...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Bungled access control spills data on 200 million Americans. Maybe you?

    Once again, let’s all learn the lesson about improper access control being at the root of yet another information leak, shall we? As reported by the BBC and many others, the personal data of 200 million U.S. citizens was accidentally exposed online due to an improperly configured security setting. Here’s my favorite comment/quote from the story: "Since this event has come to our attention, we...
    • 20 Jul 2017

    Meet Our Experts! The Voices behind @QuestExperts on Twitter: Sandi Kohlhorst

    We are lucky enough to work with a number of extremely talented and passionate people. Some of our coworkers have been here for a number of years and have some great stories to tell. We wanted to use this interview as an introduction to one such individual – Sandi Kohlhorst. Product Specialist for Active Administrator When did you begin your career in technology? I graduated from Florida Atlantic University...
    • 19 Jul 2017

    Endpoint Systems Management - Covering the Full Life Cycle

    A few years ago, we were blown away by how far technology had taken us. Well, today it’s unreal. Every day we interact with countless interconnected mobile devices, laptops, tablets and desktop computers, all laden with a wide range of applications, connecting to numerous servers on premises and in the cloud — and it’s all now become the status quo of doing business. What this means for systems administrators...
    • 19 Jul 2017

    Three Reasons I’m Inspired by Microsoft Inspire

    What a week! More than 17,000 attendees packed a convention center in Washington D.C. to hear Microsoft’s latest direction and connect with partners and ISVs from around the globe. Microsoft wasted no time getting down to business and delivered a week full of new initiatives and reinforced strategic direction for partners to execute. I walked away convinced Microsoft has the right vision to help customers –...
    • 18 Jul 2017

    Advantages of an Active Directory Auditing Agents

    Understanding the architecture of a product is vital for a customer in deciding if it is a good fit for their organization. Over the years, we've seen debates on whether agent-based or agent-less solutions are a better fit for organizations. A decision needs to be made whether or not the benefits of an agent merit its use. In my 15+ year tenure at Quest, we have released both agent-based and agent-less Active Directory...
    • 18 Jul 2017

    Windows 10 Update Sizes Are Shrinking

    Still avoiding Windows 10 because it seems like such a hassle to manage the ongoing, bandwidth-clogging updates? Here’s some news that may put a spring in your step. The Unified Update Platform, an emerging Microsoft technology in testing now with Windows Insider Program members and soon to hit general release, is expected to reduce Windows 10 update sizes by a about third. According to Microsoft, the Unified...
    • 18 Jul 2017

    News! News! Toad for Oracle 12.11 is available to download!

    Toad for Oracle 12.11 is now available! Make sure you are aware of all the new features and enhancements! Remember that the enhancements are requested by all of you (Toad users) on the Toad Idea Pond . Could one of them be yours? Download to find out! Find out all the technical information such as Release Notes, guides and manuals here .
    • 17 Jul 2017

    Moving to Windows 10? Tips for a Faster, Smoother Transition

    Windows 10 offers many advantages for organizations, including cloud integration and stronger security. But, migrating your organization to Windows 10 can be a challenge filled with concerns about security weaknesses, user interruptions, application updates, image deployments and more. Obstacles to a successful migration So, let’s explore several of the issues you might face when transitioning to Windows 10...
    • 17 Jul 2017

    Windows Permissions and Security – Four Kinds of Dull Tasks We’ve Automated for You

    “It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” Maybe Rear Admiral Grace Hopper was first to say that , and maybe she wasn’t. She certainly knew a thing or two about permission . I think that if she’d known what network administrators go through, she’d have said that almost anything is easier than managing Windows permissions across an entire IT environment. In my previous...