Understanding Microsoft Azure Marketplace

“If you want to complete a task in the least amount of time possible… get an IT Administrator to do it! IT professionals are always stretched for time.  That being said, IT administrators have always been great at finding quick, sound solutions to address or automate complex and lengthy tasks. One said task is the…

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Step-By-Step: Deploying Multiple Services via Azure Resource Manager

A few weeks ago, Pierre Roman explained the changes from cloud services in the classic portal to the new resource manager in the preview portal. He explained that the Azure Resource Manager (ARM) manages a Resource Group which contains all the application resources, from storage and networking to virtual machines. This Step-By-Step will provide details on how to deploy a basic infrastructure in a…

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Step-By-Step: Managing Windows 10 with Administrative templates

Hello Folks, Last week Anthony, wrote about Windows 10 Tips: How to Delay or Defer Windows Updates.  It was very well received. Thousands of views in a very short time.  So obviously a subject that is of interest to you all.  Let’s take this further.  Let’s look at how we as IT control the configuration…

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Step-By-Step: Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2012 R2

A disaster recovery plan is something every organization, no matter how small, should have. It provides piece of mind to not only the business decision makers, but the IT administrators that support said organization as well.  Unfortunately, not all organizations feel the same way and sometimes the perceivable cost is harder to swallow for some…


Windows 10 Tips: How to Delay or Defer Windows Updates

One presentation I immensely enjoy delivering across North America is the Windows 10: Ask Us Anything live presentation.  Reason being, it allows us at CANITPRO.NET to listen to the IT professional audience in attendance speak their minds about Windows 10 deployment, management, security and end user enablement. Many attendees have gone as far as watching…

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Step-By-Step: Shutting Down Azure VMs without Scripting

One of the most common questions I have from Microsoft Partners who are starting to explore Azure is how to automatically shut down their virtual machines. As we know, Azure is consumption-based, and for test and dev, or other applications for which the virtual machines are not needed for long periods of time, we can save money by…

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Step-By-Step: Installing a Nano server in my test domain

Hello Folks, I’m rebuilding my lab, and i decided to explore the benefits of the new Nano Server.  Windows Server 2016 TP3 offers a new installation option: Nano Server (which we discussed in the past. Nano, Core or Standard? That is the question). Nano Server is a remotely administered server operating system optimized for hosting…

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Office 365 Tips: Addressing Shadow Tenant Errors

When adding a domain to your Office 365 tenant, you may run into the following error. “Sorry, you can't add domain.com here because it's already in use” This may be due to the fact that someone in your company signed up for a PowerBI trial with their company email address. We see this a lot…

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