Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery review

People from Stellar contacted me some time ago and asked if I would like to test and review their product Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery. As I like the tools that help you to recover from a disaster, I gladly accepted. It took some time to complete the testing and here are the results…

Microsoft Exchange server is very important in the digital world. Whether it is Exchange server or Exchange Online, Exchange is most likely communication center of majority of enterprises. When you use Exchange Online (in either Office 365 or standalone subscription), you are pretty much protected when it comes to server or database failures – Microsoft got you covered very well. But if you are still using Exchange server as a part of your on-prem infrastructure, you need to be prepared for failures. Not that we summon failures, but they inevitable happen, like it or not. And once the disaster strikes, you got to have all the tools that can help you to get all your data back. I’ve heard too many times that if you consider yourself a good Exchange admin, you probably have a bunch of recovery tools.

Exchange administrators know that the mailbox database is crucial for proper functioning of the whole e-mail system. Database technology implemented in Exchange server is rock solid, but there are times and scenarios where you must recover the data contained in a corrupted database. Whether it’s a whole corrupted database or the need to restore only certain mailboxes, there are tools that can do exactly that – open the Exchange database and extract the data out of it. One of the tools you can use for that purpose is Stellar Phoenix Mailbox Exchange Recovery (Picture 1).

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Microsoft MVP for the 4th time in a row

I’m happy to announce that I have been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in the Office Servers and Services category, for the 4th consecutive year. 🙂

 

Many thanks to my family, friends, colleagues, community leaders, nice people from Microsoft all around the world and fellow MVPs, who supported me in previous period.

 

My session at #Tarabica18 – “Office 365, cloud apps and security”

At Tarabica 18 conference, I delivered lecture about securing Office 365 platform. I introduced some Office 365 services that can significantly increase the security of the tenant – Office 365 secure score, MFA, asigning administrator roles, anti-spam and anti-malware protection, ATP, DLP, Cloud App Security… to name just a few.

You can download my presentation here.

 

My session at Sinergija 17 – Secure your Office 365 with Advanced Security Management

On October 26th 2017, I delivered lecture at Microsoft Sinergija IT conference. Name of the session was: “Secure your Office 365 with Advanced Security Management”.

I spoke about security of Office 365 tenants and user data stored in Office 365 services. I went through a lots of demos, showing Office 365 Advanced Security Mangement and comparing it to Microsoft Cloud App Security offering.

 

 

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Sinergija 17 stiže!

Jedna od najvećih regionalnih IT konferencija, Microsoft Sinergija, održava se od 25. do 27. oktobra 2017. godine, pod sloganom Engage Digitally. Kao i prethodnih godina, održaće se u prijatnom ambijentu beogradskog hotela Crown Plaza. Po tradiciji, Sinergija je podeljena na Tehnološki i Biznis deo. Prva dva dana su namenjena tehničkim predavanjima, dok je treći dan okrenut biznis temama.

Što se tehničkog dela Sinergije tiče, predavanja će teći u 7 paralelnih sesija, a Microsoft je već objavio agendu. Tačan raspored predavanja za prvi dan možete videti ovde, a spisak predavanja koja će se održati drugog dana možete videti ovde.

Biznis dan će otvoriti specijalni gost Istaknuti inženjer kompanije Microsoft, gospodin Džejms Vitaker. Njegov web sajt se nalazi na adresi www.docjamesw.com, a prilično je ažuran i na Tviteru, pa ga možete zapratiti ovde. Gospodin Vitaker je diplomirao na Univerzitetu Bellarmine i imao je prilike da radi za za neke od najvećih i najuticajnijih IT kompanija u Americi. Dobar deo karijere je proveo u akademskom okruženju (Florida Institute of Technology), gde je radio kao profesor. Autor je nekoliko knjiga, koje možete pogledati ovde.

 

Više detalja o prijavi za Sinergiju možete videti ovde, a sama registraciona forma se nalazi ovde.

 

My article in ERP magazine – “WannaCry / WannaCrypt ransomware, what happened?”

ERP magazine published my text about WannaCry ransomware. It is written in Serbian language, but you can use some translate engine to read it in your language of choice. 🙂

Direct link to the text:
WannaCry / WannaCrypt ransomware šta se to desilo? (zaštitite vaš računar)

You can download the whole magazine as well:
ERP Magazine 11 

 

WannaCry / WannaCrypt ransomware – šta znamo do sada?

Interesantno je kako se neke stvari poklope… Nedavno sam na Tarabica IT konferenciji u Beogradu i na MSNetwork 7 konferenciji u Neumu održao predavanja pod naslovom “Microsoft EOP i Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection”. Pored toga što sam pričao o mogućnostima zaštite e-mail servera koje Microsoft EOP i Office 365 ATP pružaju, dobar deo predavanja je posvećen e-mail pretnjama od kojih se moramo štititi, sa naglaskom na ransomware. Nisam ni slutio da će se, nepunih mesec dana, širom sveta desiti ovakav napad. I to baš ransomware.

Ovo je definitivno jedan od gorih kompjuterski napada. U proteklih desetak godina je bilo na hiljade napada raznoraznih računarskih crva (eng. worm) koji su iskorišćavali propuste u operativnim sistemima, šireći zarazu i na Internetu i u lokalnim računarskim mrežama. Ono što WannaCry / WannaCrypt izdvaja od prethodnih vrsta malware-a je to što se uz širenje zaraze vrši i enkripcija fajlova na zaraženom računaru, što ovaj napad čini tako strašnim. Budući da su svi mainstream mediji vrlo pažljivo ispratili ovaj napad, odlučio sam da napišem ovaj blog post i tako sumiram ono što do sada (tekst pišem 14. maja uveče) znamo o ovoj pošasti koja nas je snašla…

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Moje predavanje na Azure Boot Camp-u 2017 – “Azure Information Protection”

Global Azure BootCamp 2017 se širom sveta održao 22. aprila 2017. Beograd je bio jedan od gradova u kojima su takođe organizovana predavanja na temu Azure-a.

Imao sam čast da zatvorim Global Azure BootCamp 2017, predavanjem nazvanim “Azure Information Protection”. Tokom predavanja sam objasnio i prikazao kako se Azure Information Protection servis može iskoristiti za zaštitu lokalne i cloud infrastrukture, kao i podataka koji se na toj infrastrukturi nalaze.

Agenda:

10:00-11:00 Azure App Service – Srđan Božović

11:10-12:10 Azure Service Fabric – Stanko Nikolić

12:20-13:20 Azure Machine Learning – Dejan Pervulov

RUČAK

14:00-15:00 Azure Functions – Jovan Popović

15:10-16:10 Azure information protection – Srđan Stević