Utilize your data effectively with Office 365 functionality

2018-11-13T14:00:14+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Invidior uses Microsoft Office 365 to handle its toughest tasks: data monitoring, organization, and analysis. The pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated and document- and data-heavy. Indivior has found that Office 365 provides unparalleled data analysis and visualization capabilities that enable them to pursue a cure for opioid addiction faster and more efficiently. Office 365 delivers the simple, easy-to-use functionality required in today’s digital world.

GEICO turbocharges insurance innovation with Microsoft Azure

2018-11-13T09:00:24+00:00 November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

In this new clip, Coretek Services shows you how auto insurance giant GEICO is adopting a DevOps strategy and transitioning development to Microsoft Azure. With the Microsoft technology stack and ecosystem behind it, GEICO is moving to the cloud with a focus on greater efficiency, superior application availability, and lower costs.

Coretek Named as Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work for 2018

2018-08-31T14:14:13+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Announcements, blog, Home Page, News, Uncategorized|

Contact: Jennifer Kluge (586) 393-8800

Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Announced This Year’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in Metropolitan Detroit

July 20, 2018 – Warren, Mich. — Every year companies throughout Metropolitan Detroit compete to be named one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. These select companies will be on honored Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance, downtown Detroit. The winning companies also compete for 13 elite awards, one granted for each category. Also, an overall winner that has excelled in all categories will be honored with a “Best of the Best Overall” award. The elite award winners will be revealed during the luncheon.

Also this year the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® awards program has raised the bar with a new category. Winners will be pooled by the size of their company. Employers with 1-50 employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Small Business; 51-300employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Medium Business; 301+employees will be benchmarked together and will be classified as Large Business. Allcompanies, no matter their size, can be a Best and Brightest Company to Work For® resulting inBetter Business, Richer Lives and Stronger Communities.

An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Recruitment, Selection and Orientation; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Communication and Shared Vision; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; Strategic Company Performance and the Best of the Best Small Business, Medium Business and Large Business. (See following list for winners.)

The annual symposium and awards program will begin with registration, networking and an exhibit gallery at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m., educational programs will follow at 9:00 a.m. The Winners’ Award Reception and Elite Awards Presentation begin at 11:30 a.m.

“Profitability and stability is essential for businesses in today’s economic climate. Companies
that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2017
winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction and they set
standards for every business to aspire toward,” said Jennifer Kluge, President and CEO of B&B
Programs. “We are proud to honor this year’s winners.”

Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, NOW Health Group, WDIV Channel 4 News, WWJ Newsradio 950, Davenport University, Baudville, BASIC, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, Comerica, Corp! Magazine, Ulliance, Kelly Services, Ultimate Software, EDSI, The Orsus Group, Kerr Russell and Weber PLC, Frankenmuth Insurance, Dave & Busters and V-Suites.
Admission for the awards breakfast and symposium for members is $210. Tables for 10 are also available for $2,000. Recognition as a Table Sponsor with 10 tickets is $2,500. If you are interested in attending the conference, contact MBPA at 866-321-1822 or visit www.thebestandbrightest.com.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. It is presented annually in several markets including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Nationally. Nominations are now being accepted for 2019. Visit www.thebestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Visit them online at www.michbusiness.org.

The 2018 Metropolitan Detroit’s Best And Brightest Companies
To Work For® Winners
A Program of the Michigan Business and Professional Association
2313 Inc.
A.E. Mourad Agency, Inc.
Acro Service Corporation
A-Line Staffing Solutions
Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company
Angott Search Group
Aqua Tots Swim Schools
Argent Tape and Label
Arrow Strategies
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Austin Benefits Group
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Barton Malow Company
blue chip Talent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Brightline Technologies, Inc.
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Brooks Kushman, P.C.
Brown & Brown of Detroit
Burns & McDonnell
Cambridge Consulting Group
Capital Mortgage Funding
Clarity Voice
Clayton & McKervey, P.C.
Community Financial Credit Union
Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPi)
Conway MacKenzie
Coretek Services
Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC
CoStaff Services LLC
Credit Acceptance
CrossFire Group
Danlaw Inc.
Decypher Corp
DeMaria Building Company, Inc.
DFCU Financial
Diag Partners
DKSS CPAs + Advisors
Domino’s Pizza
DTE Energy
Easter Seals – Michigan, Inc.
Educational Data Systems, Inc. (EDSI)
Emagine Entertainment
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Envista Forensics
Epitec, Inc.
ES3, Inc.
ESG Automotive, Inc.
Etkin LLC
Farbman Group
Financial Group
Fisher Unitech LLC
Flagstar Bank
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions
Genisys Credit Union
Ghafari Associates, LLC
Gordon Advisors, P.C.
Grand Rapids Metrology
Great Lakes Caring
Greenleaf Trust
G-Tech Services, Inc.
Harada Industry of America, Inc.
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Health Management Systems of America
Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn LLP
Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc.
Huron Valley State Bank
Ideal Contracting
ImageSoft, Inc.
Imperial Beverage
International Bancard
Jackets for Jobs, Inc.
Kapnick Insurance Group
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Level One Bank
LJPR Financial Advisors
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lormax Stern Development Co LLC
Mahindra Automotive North America
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Marvel Technologies
MassMutual Great Lakes
Michigan Community VNA
Michigan Financial Companies
Michigan First Credit Union
Michigan Medicine
Michigan Office Solutions
Michigan Planners
Midwest Mobility Solutions
Morrey’s Contracting
Nemeth Law, P.C.
New Horizons Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
NTH Consultants LTD
Nuspire Networks
OHM Advisors
OpTech, LLC
Panasonic Automotive
Plex Systems, Inc.
Potestivo & Associates P.C.
Prudential Advisors, Great Lakes
Real Estate One, Inc.
Recruitment Management Consultants, LLC
Red Level
Relapath, LLC
Reliance One, Inc.
Sachse Construction
Sakti3, Inc.
Schupan Recycling
Service Express, Inc. (SEI)
Service First Logistics Incorporated
Signature Associates
Spalding DeDecker
Stout Risius Ross, LLC
Stratacomm LLC
Stuart Mechanical
Taylor’s Special Care Services Inc.
Technosoft Corporation
The Birmingham Group
The Detroit Athletic Club
Total Quality Logistics
Trion Solutions Inc.
T-Squared Designs Inc.
Turner Construction Company
UHY Advisors MI, Inc.
United Shore Financial Services
University of Michigan Credit Union
US Foods
VersiCare Group
Vision Information Technologies
VTC Insurance Group
w3r Consulting
Wade Trim
Work Skills Corp
WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone
Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants
ZF North America, Inc.
Zolman Restoration

Coretek Services Named AppSense 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 April 12th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 12, 2016Coretek Services, one of the leading IT consulting and systems integrators, and AppSense, the global leader of secure user environment management (UEM), today announced that Coretek Services has been named AppSense 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region. The award, presented during AppSense’s annual North American Elevate Partner Conference in New Orleans, La., recognized Coretek Services for its exceptional achievement in the areas of customer engagement, revenue growth and implementation innovation.

We really value the relationship we have with AppSense,” said Ray Jaksic, Chief Technology Officer Coretek Services. “They are truly a ‘channel focused’ organization.  It’s the value their products provide within our solutions and their flexibility in doing what it takes to close deals that has resulted in many great wins for both of our organizations and our customers.”

AppSense continues to be a staple within the Coretek virtual desktop suite of solution offerings and has also proven to be a valuable solution to help secure physical endpoints without impeding end user’s ability to do their jobs.  Coretek has leveraged AppSense Environment Manager for years to provide a “persistent” end user experience without requiring a “persistent desktop image” within VDI. In recent years, Coretek has also leveraged the entire DesktopNow suite with its VDI implementations. The company also now leverages

Performance Manager to optimize the performance of VDI desktops when running applications that are either poorly written or have very high I/O or processor requirements.  This has demonstrated particularly significant successes with graphically intense Engineering Applications.

“AppSense has grown within our solution portfolio to help secure and migrate physical endpoints as well,” added Jaksic. “We have been able to use AppSense to lockdown physical endpoints to eliminate the launch of ‘unknown’ executables, and give all users only the minimal rights necessary to do their jobs without providing full administrative access.”

“We are pleased to recognize Coretek Services as our 2015 Partner of the Year, Central Region,” said Jim Airdo, vice president of channel, AppSense. “Coretek Services continues to demonstrate an exceptional commitment to our mutual customers, driving new opportunities for AppSense solutions and providing sales, technical and support excellence. We look forward to our continued partnership in 2016 the years ahead.”

The AppSense Partner of the Year awards were selected following close evaluation of each partners’ annual contributions based on planned expectations in the areas of engagement, revenue and growth. Commitment to AppSense training, dedicated personnel and overall performance was also considered.


An AppSense Go+ Platinum Partner, Coretek Services offers a complete suite of AppSense UEM solutions including DesktopNow, DesktopNow Plus, DataNow, Application Manager, and AppSense Insight which enable IT organizations to centralize desktop security, management and personalization policies with a prescriptive view into security-related activity. These solutions allow users to have greater desktop personalization while improving security, performance, desktop consistency, and reliability.


About Coretek Services
Coretek Services is a Systems Integration and IT Consulting Company that delivers high value and innovative solutions.  Coretek works with your team to custom-design an IT architecture based on each clients’ unique requirements; the solution encompasses server and desktop virtualization, optimization of a virtual desktop environment, cloud desktop, mobile device management, infrastructure consulting and project management.  Our goal is to help our clients achieve Project Success.  No exceptions. For more information, visit www.coretekservices.com.


About AppSense                                                                                                         
AppSense is the leading provider of UEM solutions for the secure endpoint. AppSense user virtualization technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual and cloud-delivered desktops.  AppSense Solutions have been deployed by over 3,600 enterprises worldwide to 9 million endpoints. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.appsense.com.



Media Contacts:

Erin Jones

Avista Public Relations for AppSense



PowerShell – AD Recycle Bin Check or Enable…

2017-07-27T00:00:58+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

When I begin working with a new customer Active Directory environment, one thing I always like to know is whether or not the AD Recycle Bin is enabled for safety.  If you don’t already know, the Active Directory Recycle Bin is a feature that appeared in the 2008 R2 era, and gave us the not-too-easy ability to save us from our own administrators.  Over the years, especially with Server 2012 R2, the ability to restore AD objects have become as easy as a few clicks.  I won’t say that it’s a “no-brainer”, because there are a couple reasons why you might not want to enable it, but I will say that it only takes deleting a couple objects accidentally to make a compelling argument for implementation.  For some further reading, check out this TechNet Guide.

If you want to use PowerShell to check if the AD Recycle Bin is enabled, run the following command to find out (requires that you have the PowerShell AD modules installed):

Get-ADOptionalFeature -Filter 'name -like "Recycle Bin Feature"'

…and if it is NOT enabled, you will see a result something like this in the image below; notice that among the other information, the “Enabled Scopes” is empty.


So if the Recycle Bin is NOT enabled, and you want it enabled, what then?  Well, if your Forest Functional level is already at Server 2008R2, one way is to enable it with the following PowerShell command:

Enable-ADOptionalFeature `
–Identity 'CN=Recycle Bin Feature,CN=Optional Features,CN=Directory Service,CN=Windows NT,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=domain,DC=com' `
–Scope ForestOrConfigurationSet `
–Target 'domain.com'

…which looks a bit like this, as I enable the feature and then re-check:


As you can see above, the AD Recycle Bin is now enabled in my lab AD forest.

Note that in the above code example, I’m using “back-ticks” to be able to wrap lines.  However, in my screen cap I put it all on one line.  I’ll go over the back-ticks in a future post, but for now be careful with them, or remove them and include the entire command on one line.

So to recap, when ENABLEDSCOPES isn’t populated (e.g. {} ) it’s off.  If it contains values, then it is enabled!

And remember this: after enabling the AD Recycle Bin, you cannot disable it anymore!

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