Beyond the Cloud Blog

Follow along with me in my experiences in the industry
the highs, the lows and everything that falls in between.

Prevent spoofing of your mail domains with DKIM and DMARC – Part 2

Office 365 uses the tenant domain to manage the DKIM signing. So that is the unique onmicrosoft. com domain that each tenant chooses at signup. DKIM is enabled by default on .onmicrosoft.com but not, of course, for the custom domains. … Read More

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Prevent spoofing of your mail domains with DKIM and DMARC – Part 1

Spam and phishing emails are for sure one of the most hated and annoying attack an organization is facing nowadays: you will be very surprise if you know that 1 out of 25 branded emails (means from well-know brands like … Read More

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Thank you, SPS Central Europe 2019!

I was happy to be accepted as a speaker for SPS Central Europe, which was held at The Teknopark in Zurich last week. It’s been a super busy August for me so far as I started a bounce of new … Read More

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Create your first Azure Resource Manager template – Part 2

This is Part 2 of a Blog Post Series: Part 1 – Introduction/Pre-Requirements Part 2 – Export ARM Template from Azure Portal Part 3 – Use QuickStart Template in Visual Studio Code Part 4 – Use Azure CLI to deploy … Read More

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Do you know? Azure Active Directory is not Active Directory!

If you’ve been working with Azure for a while you already know this, but this topic is something I see always with people who are approaching Azure for the first time and usually they rise the questions like: “How do … Read More

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Recap from SharePoint Conference 2019

“What happens in Vegas stay in Vegas” doesn’t apply to the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2019 running now (21-23 May) at the MGM Grand. A lot of announcements related to Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint were done during the keynotes that you … Read More

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Create your first Azure Resource Manager template – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a Blog Post Series: Part 1 – Introduction/Pre-Requirements Part 2 – Export ARM Template from Azure Portal Part 3 – Use QuickStart Template in Visual Studio Code Part 4 – Use Azure CLI to deploy … Read More

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Microsoft TechSummit Switzerland Takeaways

The Microsoft TechSummit in Switzerland is always a good place to have fresh news from Microsoft Corp if you didn’t have the opportunity to go to the USA during this year but especially to understand how this news are translated … Read More

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Play Mario Bros on Docker Desktop for Windows

During the last days I prepared a Docker Training course for one of my customer. Because most of them are familiar with Windows but not Linux (it’s bad, I know.. but we will fix that one too), I was working … Read More

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My Docker Certified Associate Exam Journey

Why Docker? During 15+ in the IT Infrastructure field, I moved from bare-metal machines to VMs and now surfing in the cloud (Azure and AWS) in both IaaS and PaaS worlds.. but installing and configuring applications require always manual steps … Read More

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SPS Geneva: a look back to a great day

The SPS Geneva 2018 is now done and dusted. It was complicated to organize this event during the last three months as I was really busy with all the “regular” projects for my customers: i had a lot of decisions … Read More

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Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics Day 2018 – Geneva

Calling all fans of Microsoft Cloud Technologies and… beer! Azure, Office 365 & Dynamics – Geneva – better known as SPS Geneva to all those familiar with SPS events – is a little less a month away. On Thursday December 6th … Read More

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SharePoint 2019 has released.. and also Exchange 2019

Following the release of Office client 2019 in September, Microsoft announces today that SharePoint Server 2019 RTM has reached General Availability. You can download SharePoint Server 2019 RTM from: SharePoint Server 2019 (Full Installers) Language Packs for SharePoint Server 2019 … Read More

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Thank you, SharePoint Saturday Milan 2018!

I was happy to be accepted as a speaker for SharePoint Saturday Milan, which was held at Enterprise Hotel in Milan this weekend. It’s been a super busy September for me so far as I started a bounce of new … Read More

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Microsoft Ignite Takeways

Microsoft Ignite is now completed and in One Step Beyond we followed all the announcements closely to be ready to include them in our projects and increase business value for our customers. It was not simple: there were so many … Read More

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Azure AD Connect Issue: Requested registry access is not allowed

During one of our Go-To-Cloud project in One Step Beyond, one customer was facing an issue after he tried to upgrade to the latest version of Azure AD Connect  available at that moment (1.1.880.0). The error message in the UI … Read More

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I will be speaker at SPS Milan 2018!

I feel always honored and proud when I receive a confirmation email of a speaker slot in one of the conference around the world, but this time I’m super excited because is coming from one of the most famous in … Read More

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Microsoft says Teams is at feature parity with Skype for Business

After one year to the announcement Microsoft Teams to become the primary client for Intelligent Communications in Office 365, replacing Skype for Business Online, Microsoft completed the roadmap for bringing Skype for Business Online features and functionality into Teams, and Teams is … Read More

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