IT’s Latest Challenge: Innovation and Transformation

I have been oddly quite here on CANITPRO.NET as of late and with good reason.  Over the summer I was asked to contemplate Microsoft’s three core ambitions: Create more personal computing Reinvent productivity and business processes Build the intelligent cloud   Timely as the following was mentioned during the September 26th 2016 Microsoft Ignite keynote:  …

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Nano, Core or Standard? That is the question.

Hello Folks, Since I came back from Microsoft Ignite in Chicago, I’ve had numerous conversations with ITPros regarding some of the announcements. One of the announcements that I thought was pretty clear turned out to be confusing to some.  Nano Server.  What is it exactly? Is it a new SKU, is it OEM?  I’ve heard…


Step-By-Step: Azure Diagnostics & Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Hello Folks, Last week we discussed the way to populate OMS with servers by installing the agent directly to a machine.  That allows you do deploy the agent on physical and in VMs on-premises and in any cloud where your workloads are running. The whole OMS thing really makes sense for all ITPros.  It makes…


Step-By-Step: Populating machines in Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Hello Folks, Last week I wrote about Microsoft Operations Management Suite.  But it was just how to get started with setting up your OMS Workspace. This week we’ll look at connecting Servers to our workspace and start collecting data for analysis. But before we go there.  Lets address one thing.  “Why should you try or…


Step-By-Step: Running A Windows 10 VM on Mac via Oracle VirtualBox

Not two years ago, Mac users and PC users were at odds when Mac users would attend Microsoft events.  How times have changed. At the recent Build and Ignite events, attendees touting Mac notebooks reveled in the numerous announcements brought before them in regards to how Microsoft plans to enable their choice of computing within…


Getting Started with Microsoft Operations Management Suite

Hello folks, Last November I wrote about taking a Deep Dive in Your Own Environment With Operational Insight. Last week in Chicago during the keynote, Brad Anderson and Jeff Woolsey talked about and demoed the new version of that family. It’s called Microsoft Operations Management Suite. (see time index 2:46:22 if you want to jump…