I'm liking these non-IT technician focused videos.
Thanks! I'm hoping to broaden the audience and make tools that IT staff can either use directly by sharing with management or learn from on how to present to management.
Far too often IT is pressured to make business decisions that other business stakeholders should be involved in.
And vice versa, tons of times untrained people with no IT insight or knowledge make all the critical IT decisions and just have the staff classified as IT deal with the mistakes rather than avoiding them.
This is somewhat ridiculous. The entire premise of Microsoft's offering is vendor lock-in.
Of course you are hostage to Microsoft. Of course they will keep integrating their services until it's impossible for you to change providers. And when they raise their prices you will pay. It doesn't make sense to fool yourself into thinking something else.
If you want separate discrete services you have to stop using O365 because it's already a bundle of services - even without email.
Unless you only want email from them, then it's not too locked in. Just not very good.
The lawyer and I got a bit nastier and finally someone in tech support gave up the "real" legal contact info after all kinds of run around. We've had their attorney respond now, after a month of going after them. They only responded when we got a bit more angry and included their upstream vendor in the conversation (they resell Tucows) so they had their partner watching them because they knew we'd be knocking on their door next to ask Sherweb to be shut down.
I just loaded one to do some testing. Don't plan on using it for production. I may use Bluehost or Vultr on Fedora. My main reason was to get familiar with a theme and see if I like it. Then, I can destroy the instance and make it permanent and with the correct underlying OS.
OMG, nevermind. Figured that out too. Was a combination of a missing default path and the same .NET CLR pool version as before. It's a subfolder and needs its CLR version set, too. Argh. All is well now.