Azure Cloud Service VS Azure Resource Manager

Hello Folks, I’m back!  after some unplanned time off, I’m back on CANITPRO.NET.  so this morning, I was thinking what will i write about….  Hmmmm…  Well just as I was pondering that weekly dilemma, a friend of mine walks by and said: “I was reading your DevOps Basics series of posts and something the Infrastructure…

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Step-By-Step: Migrating DHCP From Windows Server 2003 to 2012 R2

  End of support for Windows Server 2003 is nearing quickly.  To address this concern, Microsoft provides great tools to assist organizations in their migration efforts. Windows Server Migration Tools, introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 enables administrators to migrate server roles, features, configuration settings seamlessly from one system to another. Windows server 2012 R2…


Addressing Shadow IT Via Enabling Azure Active Directory Services

  The age of Shadow IT was introduced not so long ago via the plethora of devices (smartphones / tablets / notebooks) brought by employees into their respected organizations.  With employee hopes of being able to use said device to address both work and personal needs all but dashed by IT’s possible lack of knowledge…

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What is Microsoft Azure StorSimple?

In the enablement of people centric IT or BYOD, people are empowered at their organization to use devices such as smartphones and tablets to consume and create content on behalf of their organization.  While focus on security has been top of mind as of late, some IT departments are now focusing on a new growing…

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Utilizing PowerShell to Build an IT Camp

I was recently conversing with a colleague complaining that he was always busy and was not enjoying his job because he felt as if he hardly had time to breathe.  When asked what sort of tasks he did on a regular basis, his reply was simply: ‘If you have to do a task only once,…

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What not to Learn… Revisited for 2013!

In October, 2011 I posted an article called vPTA: What NOT to take away from my 1-day virtualization training!  It was only partly tongue-in-cheek on the environment that I have been using for several years to demonstrate server virtualization from a pair of laptops.  A few months later Damir Bersinic took that list and made…

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My IT Guy was Hit by a Bus!

I have known Sharon Bennett for a couple of years now, and enjoy her daily tech tips on Twitter (@bennettbusiness).  After reading her tip a few weeks ago I asked her if she would like to elaborate for a blog article, and she readily agreed. Sharon is a dedicated small business IT consultant with 18…

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