• RE: What Are You Doing Right Now

    Remembering that mangolassi.it is a thing and that I should likely check in as it has been a minute since dropping by

    posted in Water Closet
  • RE: Nextcloud Hub 22 is here 🎂

    @scottalanmiller Awesoem. I must say, the earlier beta's were quite messy compared to earlier releases, but it stabilized around the last beta and the RC's were ok. Haven't seen any big breakage either with final, so it worked out!

    posted in News
  • Nextcloud Hub 22 is here 🎂

    Hi all!

    Been a while... ;-)

    I wanted to share that we published NC Hub 22, with lots of good stuff.

    The biggest improvements Nextcloud Hub 22 introduces are:

    • ⭕ User-defined groups with Circles that makes it easier to manage teams where you can share files or assign tasks to circles, or create chat rooms for a circle
    • 📚 Integrated knowledge management Nextcloud puts knowledge available to everyone at a moments' notice, providing easy search, sharing, and portable access
    • 🗂️ Integrated chat and task management where you can simply share a deck card into a chat room or turn a chat message into a task
    • 🔃 Easy approval workflow, where an administrator can define a new approval flow in the settings and users can, on a document, request approval
    • 📝 Getting your document signatures easy with integrated PDF signing with DocuSign, EIDEasy, and LibreSign
    • 💌 Groupware improvements bringing a trash bin feature in Calendar, resource booking to facilitate the handling of resources in organizations. Nextcloud Mail features improved threading, email tagging, and support for Sieve filtering

    There are many more new features and changes like notifications in the app navigation, integrated compression in the Files interface, and significant performance improvements to universal search.

    Get it now!

    Nextcloud Hub 22 is optimized for the modern, digital office. Get ready for the New Work with us!

    We did a launch video, with screencasts and other stuff. Watch it on YT, with a live Q&A afterward. Well, that Q&A is no longer live, but you know, it was at some point live... 🤣
    Youtube Video

    posted in News
  • RE: At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Exchange

    @DustinB3403 said in At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Exchange:

    At a prior position they went full tilt "O365/SSO everything" and while it all worked with a LOT of effort the monthly cost was insane per user, something like $42/U/Month for just our 1 location of 160 people.
    Globally they had over 9000, that's a huge burden.

    Except it's not.

    1. It's opex not capex, so it's not dragging down RIOC ratio's for wall street. (big in Mfg and some industries).
    2. It's just dumped into the fully burdened cost of an employee. If your average employee is paid 50K they probably cost another 20K in benefits, training, taxes, office space, utilities and other overhead a year. Paying $42 a user per month at that scale gets you out of:
    3. "owning" versions of Office Suite is great until you end up with 4 different versions of office in the office. Then it becomes a nightmare
    4. Managing Exchange and Sharepoint etc at scale is a full-time job. paying someone else to manage it wins vs. hiring people to do that.
    5. Again it's $42 per user per month. We were spending more than that per employee on drinks and snacks before COVID hit. stocking 14 flavors of le croix, and the thousands of pounds of M&M's and "the good nuts" adds up. For a company with 9000 users, something that people are spending hours a day in, that's just cheap.
    posted in News
  • RE: At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Exchange

    @DustinB3403 said in At Least 30,000 U.S. Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes in Microsoft’s Exchange:

    I generally agree with that statement @IRJ except that the long term cost of hosting isn't cost effective as the vendor can price jack the rates any time that they want.

    They can't for us. We signed a EA and have fixed price terms for the length of the contract.

    posted in News
  • RE: Obtaining hardware from terminated remote employee

    @JaredBusch said in Obtaining hardware from terminated remote employee:

    Hardware is not worth the fucking time to get back.

    If the company thinks wasting man hours on that is a good idea the company is insane

    While I largely agree, our R&D laptops are ~2-3K a pop. (fully max spec' MPB or XPS with onsite repair agreements).

    I did hear we have started on the Mac's using DEP, so the device will auto-enroll in MDM even if the device is wiped.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204142

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: Obtaining hardware from terminated remote employee

    @scottalanmiller said in Obtaining hardware from terminated remote employee:

    Can't do that legally for US employees though, in most cases.

    I worked a place that kept your first week's wages as a deposit against hardware (yes, this is weirdly legal at least in Texas).
    Eventually, it got silly as more and more of the office switched to BOYD (The rule dated back to when they issued $600 smart phones and laptops that cost 2K).
    This was technically in the signed work contract but many people angrily found out about it after their first paycheck was kinda "light".

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: MPLS alternative

    @Dashrender said in MPLS alternative:

    Nice - sadly not the case with Cox, their gig product has the typical 1 TB cap, which really, if you think about it - if you need the 1 gig, that cap is ridiculous!

    When we move to 5G and we just put a 5G Modem in EVERYTHING eventually it will just be "buy a bucket of xxx TB" and stop paying per device, or per peering connection.

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: MPLS alternative

    @Dashrender said in MPLS alternative:

    In that case, the home user upgrades to no cap or to a business connection, at least with Cox that solves the cap problem. On Cox it's about $50/m to go no cap.

    He moved to AT&T Fiber. No caps on their gigabit product.

    posted in IT Discussion
  • RE: MPLS alternative

    @Dashrender said in MPLS alternative:

    you meant that they somehow exposed those AD servers directly to the Internet - which is just crazy. But leaving them in the background behind the RDS/ICA servers should be pretty secure.?

    Normally the RDS/ICA don't sit on the internet at all either and they hide behind reverse proxy's (Netscaler/F5/AVI etc for Citrix as they deprecated CSG) at the scale you'll want something that can do the load balancing and have some awareness of server load (more than just session count).

    posted in IT Discussion