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Re: Exchange /OWA vulnerability actively exploited

Leon Jaimes
 

Thanks Royce!

I have a client whose server was hit on the afternoon of 3/1, so I would encourage folks to check logs for IoCs even if they patched on 3/2.  I found this one by searching logs for the IP addresses that CISA published in their TA.

Cheers,

Leon Jaimes [mobile]

Founder and Principal Security Architect

Sollievo IT, LLC

907-244-2820

www.sollievoit.com


On Mar 5, 2021, at 2:46 PM, Royce Williams via groups.io <royce.williams@...> wrote:

CAUTION: This is an external email.
The news coverage for this has been vigorous, but just in case:


The general consensus is that if you still have public-facing OWA, and it was not patched (or blocked from public access) as soon as the Microsoft announcement came out, you should basically assume that it's compromised at this point.

The article contains links to the CISA announcement and guidance, which have IOCs.
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Re: Exchange /OWA vulnerability actively exploited

Royce Williams
 

An option to buy time: you can limit OWA to just Alaskan networks (will still impact distribute workforce, but can at least lessen collateral damage):

https://www.techsolvency.com/alaskan-networks/

But I would consider even that to be temporary. The threat actor is like quite busy managing all of their newly compromised hosts. Making them come from Alaskan IP space to target you next makes you only slightly less low-hanging fruit. :D


-- 
Royce Williams
Tech Solvency


On Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 2:45 PM Royce Williams via groups.io <royce.williams=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
The news coverage for this has been vigorous, but just in case:


The general consensus is that if you still have public-facing OWA, and it was not patched (or blocked from public access) as soon as the Microsoft announcement came out, you should basically assume that it's compromised at this point.

The article contains links to the CISA announcement and guidance, which have IOCs.
--
Royce


Exchange /OWA vulnerability actively exploited

Royce Williams
 

The news coverage for this has been vigorous, but just in case:


The general consensus is that if you still have public-facing OWA, and it was not patched (or blocked from public access) as soon as the Microsoft announcement came out, you should basically assume that it's compromised at this point.

The article contains links to the CISA announcement and guidance, which have IOCs.
--
Royce


Re: HDD Failure Rates

Peter Barclay PCNI
 

Blows me away, if I read it right that the 18tb drives were showing nearly 20pct failures.  Reminds me of the early 1tb Barracudas.


From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> on behalf of John Allen <big.griz@...>
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 7:11:46 PM
To: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nuga] HDD Failure Rates
 
Pat,

While Seagate is still in the game I would not take a truckload of rotating/mechanical drives from Seagate for 'free'.  I'd say over the past 3 - 4 years we (SOA/the court system) have replaced roughly 200 - 300 Seagate 500GB hard drives that come in the Dell 9020 small form factor PCs.  Yes, Dell has replaced many of them under warranty, but they continue to fail and they are no longer under warranty.  It is sad because I use to consider Seagate one of the better brands of hard drives.  Thanks and stay well.

John A.


From: "Pat Borjon" <borjonx@...>
To: nuga@groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:45:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nuga] HDD Failure Rates

That was an awesome read - thanks for sharing.

I worked for the Hewlett-Packard disc drive division in the mid 90's and we couldn't ship a reliable drive to save our life.  Back then 2GB and 4GB were new and state of the art.  Seagate beat us out in reliability.  In a last ditch effort we moved production to Penang, Malaysia to try to cut costs but manufacturing reliability didn't improve there vs. Boise, Idaho, USA.

Glad to see Seagate is still in the game doing well.  Toshiba - *that* was interesting to see on the list!

Pat


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:12 PM Timothy B. Trueblood <ttrueblood@...> wrote:

Hello,

Backblaze is a junior version of Amazon Web Services with the redeeming
quality of releasing HDD failure rates for a whole year. By manufacture
and model number. Fresh off the press as of this morning.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/

Subscription to their blog is free should you be so inclined.

Tim
--
Tim Trueblood
cell: 907 441-0319
land: 907 272-1627
_fax: 907 272-1628
email: ttrueblood@...








Re: HDD Failure Rates

John Allen
 

Pat,

While Seagate is still in the game I would not take a truckload of rotating/mechanical drives from Seagate for 'free'.  I'd say over the past 3 - 4 years we (SOA/the court system) have replaced roughly 200 - 300 Seagate 500GB hard drives that come in the Dell 9020 small form factor PCs.  Yes, Dell has replaced many of them under warranty, but they continue to fail and they are no longer under warranty.  It is sad because I use to consider Seagate one of the better brands of hard drives.  Thanks and stay well.

John A.


From: "Pat Borjon" <borjonx@...>
To: nuga@groups.io
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2021 6:45:09 PM
Subject: Re: [nuga] HDD Failure Rates

That was an awesome read - thanks for sharing.

I worked for the Hewlett-Packard disc drive division in the mid 90's and we couldn't ship a reliable drive to save our life.  Back then 2GB and 4GB were new and state of the art.  Seagate beat us out in reliability.  In a last ditch effort we moved production to Penang, Malaysia to try to cut costs but manufacturing reliability didn't improve there vs. Boise, Idaho, USA.

Glad to see Seagate is still in the game doing well.  Toshiba - *that* was interesting to see on the list!

Pat


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:12 PM Timothy B. Trueblood <ttrueblood@...> wrote:
Hello,

Backblaze is a junior version of Amazon Web Services with the redeeming
quality of releasing HDD failure rates for a whole year. By manufacture
and model number. Fresh off the press as of this morning.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/

Subscription to their blog is free should you be so inclined.

Tim
--
Tim Trueblood
cell: 907 441-0319
land: 907 272-1627
_fax: 907 272-1628
email: ttrueblood@...








Re: HDD Failure Rates

Pat Borjon
 

That was an awesome read - thanks for sharing.

I worked for the Hewlett-Packard disc drive division in the mid 90's and we couldn't ship a reliable drive to save our life.  Back then 2GB and 4GB were new and state of the art.  Seagate beat us out in reliability.  In a last ditch effort we moved production to Penang, Malaysia to try to cut costs but manufacturing reliability didn't improve there vs. Boise, Idaho, USA.

Glad to see Seagate is still in the game doing well.  Toshiba - *that* was interesting to see on the list!

Pat


On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 2:12 PM Timothy B. Trueblood <ttrueblood@...> wrote:
Hello,

Backblaze is a junior version of Amazon Web Services with the redeeming
quality of releasing HDD failure rates for a whole year. By manufacture
and model number. Fresh off the press as of this morning.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/

Subscription to their blog is free should you be so inclined.

Tim
--
Tim Trueblood
cell: 907 441-0319
land: 907 272-1627
_fax: 907 272-1628
email: ttrueblood@...







HDD Failure Rates

Timothy B. Trueblood
 

Hello,

Backblaze is a junior version of Amazon Web Services with the redeeming quality of releasing HDD failure rates for a whole year. By manufacture and model number. Fresh off the press as of this morning.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/

Subscription to their blog is free should you be so inclined.

Tim
--
Tim Trueblood
cell: 907 441-0319
land: 907 272-1627
_fax: 907 272-1628
email: ttrueblood@...


Re: Looking for small IT providers

Ben Weaver
 

My IT company does small clients as well: Computer Weavers

--
Ben Weaver, PMP
Projects and Engineering Manager
Direct: (907) 751-8259



On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 8:18 PM Peter Barclay PCNI <admin@...> wrote:
Sure, I'm only small clients.

Peter Barclay 244-7434

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> on behalf of Lauchie Johnston <lauchie@...>
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 8:12:28 PM
To: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io>
Subject: [nuga] Looking for small IT providers
 

Hello All Nuga Members,

 

I know there are a few small IT providers that belong to Nuga, we are looking at finding some of our smaller clients a new home and wondering if there are some Providers that would be interested in chatting on their capabilities.

 

photo

Lauchie Johnston
CEO, LMJ Consulting

P:907-269-4324 | M:907-227-7226

4300 B St Suite 602, Anchorage, AK 99503

 

 

 


Re: Looking for small IT providers

Peter Barclay PCNI
 

Sure, I'm only small clients.

Peter Barclay 244-7434

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> on behalf of Lauchie Johnston <lauchie@...>
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2021 8:12:28 PM
To: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io>
Subject: [nuga] Looking for small IT providers
 

Hello All Nuga Members,

 

I know there are a few small IT providers that belong to Nuga, we are looking at finding some of our smaller clients a new home and wondering if there are some Providers that would be interested in chatting on their capabilities.

 

photo

Lauchie Johnston
CEO, LMJ Consulting

P:907-269-4324 | M:907-227-7226

4300 B St Suite 602, Anchorage, AK 99503

 

 

 


Looking for small IT providers

Lauchie Johnston
 

Hello All Nuga Members,

 

I know there are a few small IT providers that belong to Nuga, we are looking at finding some of our smaller clients a new home and wondering if there are some Providers that would be interested in chatting on their capabilities.

 

photo

Lauchie Johnston
CEO, LMJ Consulting

P:907-269-4324 | M:907-227-7226

4300 B St Suite 602, Anchorage, AK 99503

 

 

 


FW: NUGA registration link for INTERFACE

Jerry Tibor
 

All,

 

The INTERFACE-Alaska event will be held on Thursday, April 15th.  Like last year, it will be in a virtual format.

 

More information and a link for registration are below.

 

Jerry

 

--

 

Jerry Tibor
Vice-President, Network Users Group Alaska
http://www.nuga.org

 

jftibor@...
(907) 786-4734 - office

 



Here is the registration link you can share with NUGA members for INTERFACE-Alaska:

 

https://f2fevents.com/register/?att=ANC&ref=Association&par=NUGA

 

With us taking INTERFACE to an online virtual format, members can now attend from the comfort of their home or office. There is no cost to attend and they can earn up to 6 CPE credits during the day. We will have plenty of door prizes to give out, including Amazon Gift Cards as well as $500.

 

Registration is open now, so feel free to share this link.

 

The INTERFACE-Alaska conference is taking place on Thursday, April 15th.

 

Also, here is a link to the virtual tour of the INTERFACE platform: https://vimeo.com/449719743

 

We are working on new graphics for the 2021 events, but the functionality will remain the same. Feel free to share this with anyone who wants to see what the platform looks like.

 

Thank you for your support and please let me know of what questions you have. I will be in touch with more updates in the coming weeks. All the best!

 

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bbokenyi@... | 503.641.4323 ext 222 | LinkedIn-profile

 


those SunBurst / SolarWinds hashes

Royce Williams
 

If anyone's doing analysis and needs a list of what all of the hashes are used for, I made a reference:
As of this morning, it's complete - all hashes have been cracked. We (my usual cracking collaborators) didn't get the last three stragglers - another researcher, a non-cracking-specialist, had already gotten them all!

https://twitter.com/TychoTithonus/status/1341024203303124992

One of my crackin' colleagues has also submitted a PR to add each one as comments to this deobfuscated/defanged code, to assist with analysis:

https://github.com/etlownoise/fakesunburst/pull/1/files

Once that PR is accepted (or if you just pull the submitter's fork), you can read the source code with each hash's solution in context. The etlownoise deobfuscation is one of the best quality, I'm told - and it can even be used in the lab for testing if needed, due to its being defanged (but YMMV, I haven't done this myself, use caution, etc etc.)

Royce

-- 
Royce Williams
Tech Solvency


Re: SolarWinds Orion trojan / supply-chain compromise

Royce Williams
 

The FireEye statement seems in direct contradiction to SolarWinds' assertion of narrow scope:

  • The campaign is widespread, affecting public and private organizations around the world.
-- 
Royce Williams
Tech Solvency


On Sun, Dec 13, 2020 at 7:18 PM Royce Williams <royce@...> wrote:
Appears to have been targeted, but not sure what orgs might have been targeted.

https://www.solarwinds.com/securityadvisory


Quoting:

SolarWinds has just been made aware our systems experienced a highly sophisticated, manual supply chain attack on SolarWinds® Orion® Platform software builds for versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1, released between March 2020 and June 2020. We have been advised this attack was likely conducted by an outside nation state and intended to be a narrow, extremely targeted, and manually executed attack, as opposed to a broad, system-wide attack. We recommend taking the following steps related to your use of the SolarWinds Orion Platform.

We are recommending you upgrade to Orion Platform version 2020.2.1 HF 1 as soon as possible to ensure the security of your environment. The latest version is available in the SolarWinds Customer Portal.


Royce


SolarWinds Orion trojan / supply-chain compromise

Royce Williams
 

Appears to have been targeted, but not sure what orgs might have been targeted.

https://www.solarwinds.com/securityadvisory


Quoting:

SolarWinds has just been made aware our systems experienced a highly sophisticated, manual supply chain attack on SolarWinds® Orion® Platform software builds for versions 2019.4 through 2020.2.1, released between March 2020 and June 2020. We have been advised this attack was likely conducted by an outside nation state and intended to be a narrow, extremely targeted, and manually executed attack, as opposed to a broad, system-wide attack. We recommend taking the following steps related to your use of the SolarWinds Orion Platform.

We are recommending you upgrade to Orion Platform version 2020.2.1 HF 1 as soon as possible to ensure the security of your environment. The latest version is available in the SolarWinds Customer Portal.


Royce


Re: AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

Ben Weaver
 

Transferring to another CSP or back to Microsoft is usually painless. When you have to do a migration (from GoDaddy or if you need to change the Tenant) then BitTitan is a great tool.  The reason GoDaddy is different is because they have custom plans that do not match any normal subscriptions and so cannot be straight transferred.


--
Ben Weaver, PMP
Projects and Engineering Manager
Direct: (907) 751-8259



On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 6:51 PM JP <jp@...> wrote:
Yeah, it's pretty easy, you *could* just let the subscription die and buy a new subscription, but this client wanted to grab the bull by the horns. I would do it but I am wrapping up a migration this week. Having a guy who already knows what you are talking about when you talk to them is a big bonus, that is why I shared his contact info.

     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
support: helpdesk@...


On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM Jake Ortman <jortman@...> wrote:

TIL that AT&T sold 365.

 

For future reference in case anybody else is looking to do this, that kind of transfer is pretty easy if you’re going from third-party back to MS Direct. You basically go into the client’s 365 Tenant as a global admin, purchase the amount and type of licenses you were getting from AT&T/whoever, verify that you have double the licenses in your tenant, and then have AT&T cancel the licenses they provisioned (which will put you down to the proper amount needed). Microsoft will automatically assign the duplicate licenses as appropriate with no downtime when the others are cancelled. Once you verify things at working and the proper licenses are live, you can then remove the AT&T Partner Relationship in the tenant or at least get rid of their Admin rights (which were needed so they could provision licenses).

 

I’ve done dozens of 365 back-end vendor changes (from Microsoft-direct to various other vendors and back and forth) and the only time it gets too messy (in my experience) is when GoDaddy’s involved. GoDaddy was one of the first 365 resellers out there and they have a *special* integrated way that they do things that is non-standard and usually requires a third-party migration service to completely migrate from and cancel out. They seem to be the only vendor I’ve seen that does things in a weird way.

 

Questions, let me know.

 

-Jake Ortman

Loudmouth/Scapegoat

Weston Technology Solutions

jortman@...

 

 

 

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of JP
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:46 PM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: [nuga] AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

 

I have a client with Office 365 that they got from AT&T a number of years ago. An email was recently sent stating that AT&T will discontinue all Office 365 services on 12-15-2020 and offer a link to CDW to transfer accounts. This particular client wanted to pay Microsoft directly, not going with a local, or non-local, reseller. I did some work finding the right path for this and ended up with a pretty friendly and competent support person who is going to give my client the white-glove treatment to move them over, a nice guy working from home with his two dogs. He has confirmed that, although he works for a contractor doing support for Microsoft, this would be establishing a relationship directly with Microsoft for my client. 

 

I am sure there are local resellers who might have the opportunity to pick up some new clients. 

 

For any that would benefit, here is the person I worked with. I will reply here if there are any negative experiences, so no news is good news.

 

Martin Green
v-magree@...


     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |    
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
support: helpdesk@...


Re: AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

JP
 

Yeah, it's pretty easy, you *could* just let the subscription die and buy a new subscription, but this client wanted to grab the bull by the horns. I would do it but I am wrapping up a migration this week. Having a guy who already knows what you are talking about when you talk to them is a big bonus, that is why I shared his contact info.

     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
support: helpdesk@...


On Thu, Nov 5, 2020 at 4:02 PM Jake Ortman <jortman@...> wrote:

TIL that AT&T sold 365.

 

For future reference in case anybody else is looking to do this, that kind of transfer is pretty easy if you’re going from third-party back to MS Direct. You basically go into the client’s 365 Tenant as a global admin, purchase the amount and type of licenses you were getting from AT&T/whoever, verify that you have double the licenses in your tenant, and then have AT&T cancel the licenses they provisioned (which will put you down to the proper amount needed). Microsoft will automatically assign the duplicate licenses as appropriate with no downtime when the others are cancelled. Once you verify things at working and the proper licenses are live, you can then remove the AT&T Partner Relationship in the tenant or at least get rid of their Admin rights (which were needed so they could provision licenses).

 

I’ve done dozens of 365 back-end vendor changes (from Microsoft-direct to various other vendors and back and forth) and the only time it gets too messy (in my experience) is when GoDaddy’s involved. GoDaddy was one of the first 365 resellers out there and they have a *special* integrated way that they do things that is non-standard and usually requires a third-party migration service to completely migrate from and cancel out. They seem to be the only vendor I’ve seen that does things in a weird way.

 

Questions, let me know.

 

-Jake Ortman

Loudmouth/Scapegoat

Weston Technology Solutions

jortman@...

 

 

 

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of JP
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:46 PM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: [nuga] AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

 

I have a client with Office 365 that they got from AT&T a number of years ago. An email was recently sent stating that AT&T will discontinue all Office 365 services on 12-15-2020 and offer a link to CDW to transfer accounts. This particular client wanted to pay Microsoft directly, not going with a local, or non-local, reseller. I did some work finding the right path for this and ended up with a pretty friendly and competent support person who is going to give my client the white-glove treatment to move them over, a nice guy working from home with his two dogs. He has confirmed that, although he works for a contractor doing support for Microsoft, this would be establishing a relationship directly with Microsoft for my client. 

 

I am sure there are local resellers who might have the opportunity to pick up some new clients. 

 

For any that would benefit, here is the person I worked with. I will reply here if there are any negative experiences, so no news is good news.

 

Martin Green
v-magree@...


     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |    
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
support: helpdesk@...


Re: AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

Peter Barclay PCNI
 

Yep, Jake is on it.  Only a mess when the client is roped in with GoDaddy.

Anyone moving from another service might do good to look up BitTitan for the migration.

"All your bases are belong to us.' - Microsoft

Peter Barclay

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> on behalf of Jake Ortman <jortman@...>
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:01:57 PM
To: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [nuga] AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service
 

TIL that AT&T sold 365.

 

For future reference in case anybody else is looking to do this, that kind of transfer is pretty easy if you’re going from third-party back to MS Direct. You basically go into the client’s 365 Tenant as a global admin, purchase the amount and type of licenses you were getting from AT&T/whoever, verify that you have double the licenses in your tenant, and then have AT&T cancel the licenses they provisioned (which will put you down to the proper amount needed). Microsoft will automatically assign the duplicate licenses as appropriate with no downtime when the others are cancelled. Once you verify things at working and the proper licenses are live, you can then remove the AT&T Partner Relationship in the tenant or at least get rid of their Admin rights (which were needed so they could provision licenses).

 

I’ve done dozens of 365 back-end vendor changes (from Microsoft-direct to various other vendors and back and forth) and the only time it gets too messy (in my experience) is when GoDaddy’s involved. GoDaddy was one of the first 365 resellers out there and they have a *special* integrated way that they do things that is non-standard and usually requires a third-party migration service to completely migrate from and cancel out. They seem to be the only vendor I’ve seen that does things in a weird way.

 

Questions, let me know.

 

-Jake Ortman

Loudmouth/Scapegoat

Weston Technology Solutions

jortman@...

 

 

 

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of JP
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:46 PM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: [nuga] AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

 

I have a client with Office 365 that they got from AT&T a number of years ago. An email was recently sent stating that AT&T will discontinue all Office 365 services on 12-15-2020 and offer a link to CDW to transfer accounts. This particular client wanted to pay Microsoft directly, not going with a local, or non-local, reseller. I did some work finding the right path for this and ended up with a pretty friendly and competent support person who is going to give my client the white-glove treatment to move them over, a nice guy working from home with his two dogs. He has confirmed that, although he works for a contractor doing support for Microsoft, this would be establishing a relationship directly with Microsoft for my client. 

 

I am sure there are local resellers who might have the opportunity to pick up some new clients. 

 

For any that would benefit, here is the person I worked with. I will reply here if there are any negative experiences, so no news is good news.

 

Martin Green
v-magree@...


     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |    
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
support: helpdesk@...


Re: AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

Jake Ortman
 

TIL that AT&T sold 365.

 

For future reference in case anybody else is looking to do this, that kind of transfer is pretty easy if you’re going from third-party back to MS Direct. You basically go into the client’s 365 Tenant as a global admin, purchase the amount and type of licenses you were getting from AT&T/whoever, verify that you have double the licenses in your tenant, and then have AT&T cancel the licenses they provisioned (which will put you down to the proper amount needed). Microsoft will automatically assign the duplicate licenses as appropriate with no downtime when the others are cancelled. Once you verify things at working and the proper licenses are live, you can then remove the AT&T Partner Relationship in the tenant or at least get rid of their Admin rights (which were needed so they could provision licenses).

 

I’ve done dozens of 365 back-end vendor changes (from Microsoft-direct to various other vendors and back and forth) and the only time it gets too messy (in my experience) is when GoDaddy’s involved. GoDaddy was one of the first 365 resellers out there and they have a *special* integrated way that they do things that is non-standard and usually requires a third-party migration service to completely migrate from and cancel out. They seem to be the only vendor I’ve seen that does things in a weird way.

 

Questions, let me know.

 

-Jake Ortman

Loudmouth/Scapegoat

Weston Technology Solutions

jortman@...

 

 

 

From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of JP
Sent: Thursday, November 5, 2020 4:46 PM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: [nuga] AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

 

I have a client with Office 365 that they got from AT&T a number of years ago. An email was recently sent stating that AT&T will discontinue all Office 365 services on 12-15-2020 and offer a link to CDW to transfer accounts. This particular client wanted to pay Microsoft directly, not going with a local, or non-local, reseller. I did some work finding the right path for this and ended up with a pretty friendly and competent support person who is going to give my client the white-glove treatment to move them over, a nice guy working from home with his two dogs. He has confirmed that, although he works for a contractor doing support for Microsoft, this would be establishing a relationship directly with Microsoft for my client. 

 

I am sure there are local resellers who might have the opportunity to pick up some new clients. 

 

For any that would benefit, here is the person I worked with. I will reply here if there are any negative experiences, so no news is good news.

 

Martin Green
v-magree@...


     ___ _______ 
    |   |       |
    |   |    _  |
    |   |   |_| |
 ___|   |    ___|
|       |   |    
|_______|___|    
JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
email: jp@...
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AT&T Discontinues their Office 365 service

JP
 

I have a client with Office 365 that they got from AT&T a number of years ago. An email was recently sent stating that AT&T will discontinue all Office 365 services on 12-15-2020 and offer a link to CDW to transfer accounts. This particular client wanted to pay Microsoft directly, not going with a local, or non-local, reseller. I did some work finding the right path for this and ended up with a pretty friendly and competent support person who is going to give my client the white-glove treatment to move them over, a nice guy working from home with his two dogs. He has confirmed that, although he works for a contractor doing support for Microsoft, this would be establishing a relationship directly with Microsoft for my client. 

I am sure there are local resellers who might have the opportunity to pick up some new clients. 

For any that would benefit, here is the person I worked with. I will reply here if there are any negative experiences, so no news is good news.

Martin Green
v-magree@...

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JP (Jesse Perry)
voice/text: 907-748-2200
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Re: FW: Free Registration for ArcticCon Virtual 2020

Vicki Watson
 

Hi NUGA!  Just discovered a little bug.  For the 3-D platform, please use all little letters when entering  your User Name.  NO CAPITALS. 

 

I am off to create my avatar!  Hope to see there…  😊 

 

Thank you,

 

Vicki Lee Watson | Account Executive | Structured
vwatson@... | C: 907-306-4684 | O: 907-222-6140 ext. 8199

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From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Foli via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:00 AM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nuga] FW: Free Registration for ArcticCon Virtual 2020

 

[This email originated outside of Structured]


Thank you, the 2D is working. Downloaded the 3D, but nothing on that.

 

David C. Foli

Systems Administrator

CTG - Anchorage, AK

Cell - 907-444-4646

david.c.foli@...

 

 

 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 9:35 AM Vicki Watson <vwatson@...> wrote:

Hi David,

Please go to:  https://arctic-con.com/vc/#/ac2020

 

You will land on the 2D platform and can download the 3D from there. 

 

Hope this helps! 

 

Thank you,

 

Vicki Lee Watson | Account Executive | Structured
vwatson@... | C: 907-306-4684 | O: 907-222-6140 ext. 8199

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From: nuga@groups.io <nuga@groups.io> On Behalf Of David Foli via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 9:30 AM
To: nuga@groups.io
Subject: Re: [nuga] FW: Free Registration for ArcticCon Virtual 2020

 

[This email originated outside of Structured]


Anyone else having trouble getting into the site?

 

David C. Foli

Systems Administrator

CTG - Anchorage, AK

Cell - 907-444-4646

david.c.foli@...

 

 

 

On Mon, Oct 26, 2020 at 11:17 AM Jerry Tibor <jftibor@...> wrote:

The ArcticCon Virtual Event is this week for all who are interested.

 

More information and a link to register are below.

 

I hope to see you all there!

 

Jerry

 

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Jerry Tibor
Electronic Student Services Lead
University of Alaska Anchorage

jftibor@...
(907) 786-4734 - office

 

From: Vicki Watson <vwatson@...>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2020 11:34 AM
To: Jerry Tibor <jftibor@...>
Subject: FW: Free Registration for ArcticCon Virtual 2020

 

Hi Jerry,

Happy Friday!  Would you be so kind as to share this with the NUGA members?  I am super excited as the platform is 3-D.  Your Avatar can walk up to other Avatars and say hi.  How cool is that?!  Great talks are lined up too. 

 

Thank you and have a wonderful weekend! 

 

Vicki Lee Watson | Account Executive | Structured
vwatson@... | C: 907-306-4684 | O: 907-222-6140 ext. 8199

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From: ArcticCon <info@...>
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2020 2:19 PM
To: Vicki Watson <vwatson@...>
Subject: Free Registration for ArcticCon Virtual 2020

 

[This email originated outside of Structured]


 

 

 

 

Registration is open for ArcticCon Virtual 2020. Educating the community on the current landscape of threats is more important than ever. ArcticCon is an experience and will have multiple talk tracks, challenging games, 3D virtual booths, a vendor demo area for sponsors, and more for a very hands on security conference. All built and hosted on a custom platform. We make IT security education fun and informative! 

 

 

ArcticCon is an IT conference based in Anchorage, Alaska being held on October 29, 2020. ArcticCon’s mission is to provide technical information from industry experts to educate the IT community of Alaska about new advancements in Cyber Security and Information Technology. ArcticCon aims to make IT more accessible to the Last Frontier and bring together community members from all over the state to encourage a collaborative work environment.
 

 

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