Partly cloudy: Microsoft 365 backup myth two

Microsoft backs up everything, so I don't have to This one is actually partly true. Microsoft backs up your Office 365 data every 12 hours with a 14 day retention.  So in theory, if you lost a file today, you could potentially recover it up to 2 weeks from now.  There’s a problem though - and it's a huge ... More

Clouding over: Microsoft 365 backup myth one

I sync my files to OneDrive. The cloud IS my backup The argument goes thus: I save a file to my computer It is automatically synchronised up to Office 365.  That means I have a copy of my file in the cloud.  Then, if I sync my phone and tablet to my Office 365 account, I'm creating even more copies.  E... More

Head in the clouds: Microsoft 365 backup myths

Preamble While most people and companies would never take risks with data stored on premises, there appears to be a 'debate' around whether one needs to back up data saved to the cloud. Office 365 is an excellent service that gives you access to your data from virtually any place at any time — and across many device... More

Alternative to WiFi for Home Networking

During the COVID-19 lockdown the number of people working from home and using the UK’s broadband network has soared.  Where people are using laptops, which I suspect is a significant majority of users, we’re all relying on a strong, stable Wi-Fi signal coming from our home broadband router/cable modem, and ... More

Creating Configurable and Portable SSIS Packages Part 3

In this article I’ll conclude my set of articles into SSIS configuration. This article will be slightly more verbose than the previous two, but I hope I clearly convey the logic behind my method. If you haven’t yet done so, please read Part 1 and Part 2 of the series. The Portability problem In my first forays... More