Adding a Emoji to a Microsoft teams channel is super easy to do and helps highlight that channel’s purpose, making it stand out from the rest. Let’s demo how to do this First, Lets get an emoji into the copy / paste buffer. I use to find my emoji and then click copy to have it ready to go. Second, Create or edit a channel name. If you're adding

Flipping gears a bit, I picked up some work over the holidays and moved work into Azure DevOps. Coming from Jira, I have plenty of knowledge on how to create Change requests and setup a proper Change Advisory Board (CAB) for approvals. What I really wanted to do was modernize the process that the company was using and make it simple for developers and IT operations teams members to comply

Nov 2020

site refresh

Hard to believe its been over 5 years since we launched the LightSprocket site. Today, we’re deep in refresh mode. It’s actually a pretty exciting time for us as well. It’s not often that we get to slow down and think about our brand and image. This refresh has given us an opportunity to reflect back at what we’ve accomplished over the past 5 years and where we are headed

Having Meeting rooms available in Office365 is one thing, but organizing them by office location or floor is super helpful. Here’s some powershell snippits to organize your rooms: $UserCredential = Get-Credential $Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri -Credential $UserCredential -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection Import-PSSession $Session New-DistributionGroup -Name JaxConfRooms -DisplayName "Jacksonville Conf Rooms" -PrimarySmtpAddress [email protected] -RoomList Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity JaxConfRooms -Member Jax.LargeConfRm Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity JaxConfRooms -Member Jax.SmallConfRm New-DistributionGroup -Name BedfordConfRooms -DisplayName "Bedford

Over the past few days I’ve been working on a puzzle. Sophos Enterprise needed to be migrated to Sophos cloud – This had to occur since clients became more disconnected from the corporate network, working from home and other sites besides the office. The migration provided by Sophos rejected the migration of the clients due to the Sophos firewall product being installed. Sophos has moved away from that firewall in

One thing that has been missing, likely forever, is a way to notify users of their accounts expiring in email. I find that even though their systems typically prompt them via a sys tray notification or a login screen alert they go ignored. Mac and linux users have problems as well since their systems may not be bound to active directory or prompt with alerts. I’ve updated my script over

So, yeah…  Do what?  Why would you ever move a 2003 server to Azure?   Don’t you know its end of life? Ok, hear me out, but there are times when companies do silly things like install applications that get well rooted, but then the software company goes under or the team that took care of the application was laid off and it went into the the “just reboot it”

Sep 2015


I’ve been quite this past month on the blog, but active in the user community. If you’re familiar with or even if you’re not, take a look at it again and get active in the space. Topics vary, the people that meet vary, but overall very cool, free access to some of the area’s most technical people presenting in open forums so that we can all learn something new.

Updating the blog tool set today, I got a little tired of the vanilla code commands. <pre><code></code></pre> There has to be a better way, and of course there is. I settled on Prism Syntax Highlighter Plugin that is available from the wordpress plugins search – Prism Syntax Highlighter for WordPress It installs in a few simple steps: 1. Install the plugin via the wordpress plugins menu. Search for it,