Step-By-Step: Installing Windows 8.1 From A USB Key

  Many manufactures are now creating ultra light and thin laptops and tablets to appease the masses in terms of desirable computing products.  In order to achieve this however, the once valued DVD/CD-ROM and to be left out.  There are many alternatives to installing Windows 8.1. Deployment can occur anywhere from network drives to USB enabled…

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Free Up Disk Space on Windows Server 2012

Hello Folks, We’ve been busy delivering IT Camps across Canada.  These camps are a great way to figure out what you as IT pros need in terms of information and scenarios that are important to you. Well last week a conversation regarding Server Core lead us to discussing how you can free up disk space…

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BYOD Basics: Enabling People Centric IT

The term “Bring your Own Device” or BYOD, has been coming up more frequently in conversation as of late.  This is because the line between business and consumer devices has almost completely eroded.  Sleek and jaw dropping smartphones and tablets now include TPM chipsets and FIPS 140-2 adherence further blurring said division.  With this evolution now occurring, conversations…

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Tips on Utilizing BitLocker-to-Go

 BitLocker To Go is Microsoft’s removable media encryption solution offered for Windows 8.1. It utilizes the same underlying disk encryption technology as BitLocker does for fixed disks but is designed to address the removable media use case. If the USB key in question is ever lost, it is protected with BitLocker To Go thus keeping the data secure. …

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Step-By-Step: Migrating from Exchange 2007 to Office 365

A cutover migration is the simplest way to get all your existing email into Office 365. As the name implies, it’s a cutover from one service to another. As showcased in a previous post, cutover migrations are supported for Exchange 2003, 2007 and 2010; for organizations with fewer than 1000 mailboxes. The process is pretty…

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Step-By-Step: Deploying PowerShell Web Access

Hello Folks, Last night after delivering an IT Camp for a partner organization,  I went out with some friends and we were discussing remote management capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2. ( I know, I’m loose downtown Montreal, and we are talking about remote management….  I’m a geek…  what can I say?  ) Anyway, It…

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What’s New in SMB in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hello folks, Since the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what’s new? Where are the big improvements? There are a lot of improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2.  we’ve been covering o lot of it in previous post on this site.  but for now, I want to cover…

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Step-By-Step: Manage Windows Azure using PowerShell

Hello folks, Over the last few weeks I’ve been writing about Windows Azure IaaS. Step-By-Step: Setting up Network Access Control Lists (ACLs) in Azure Step-By-Step: Azure Networking Step-By-Step: Creating a Windows 2012 R2 Lab on Windows Azure Step-by-Step: Extending Windows Server 2012 Active Directory into the Cloud – Part 2 Step-By-Step: Create a Site-to-Site VPN…

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