Step-by-Step: Setup Docker on your Windows 2016 Server

  Hello Folks a couple weeks ago i was delivering a session on Windows Server 2016.  During that session i covered the Container support in Windows Server 2016. I see huge possibilities with containers.  I’m far from a Docker expert but I’m diving head first in that pool.   Anyway,  like i was saying i…


Step-By-Step: Installing MySQL on Nano Server via PowerShell

Recently, Pierre Roman was in town presenting 10 Things I like About Windows Server 2016 to the Toronto ITPRO Usergroup. While presenting, he white-boarded a couple of questions for Pierre and I to address on CANITPRO.NET later via a blog post. One such question was as follows: “Can you install SQL on a Nano Server?”…


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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PowerShell Basics: Enabling Auto Notification Of Specific File Changes

Recently I was asked…   “How do I send an email automatically whenever a change is made to a specific file?”   There are many 3rd party solutions to achieve this. I however wanted to take the opportunity to learn of a way to complete this task via PowerShell.  Setting up a file watcher seemed…


Step-By-Step: Azure Virtual Network Peering

Hello Folks, It feels like I’ve been covering this topic over and over.  Well, I have…  Step-By-Step: Multi-Site Azure VPN Revisited Step-By-Step: Multi-Site Azure VPN in the Resource Manager Model However, the engineering team has been doing a tremendous job at enhancing the capabilities of virtual networking in Azure.  Today we’ll look at vnet peering….

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Step-by-Step: Migrate your classic Cloud Services to ARM

Hello Folks, Ever since we came up with the Azure Resource Manager model one question that keeps coming back is “how do i migrate my running Cloud Services based environment to the ARM model?” Great question.  So far we did not have a great answer.  Now, we have.  Take a look at this video that…

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Step-By-Step: Multi-Site Azure VPN Revisited

Hello Folks, A while back I wrote about Multi-Site VPNs in Azure in the Resource Manager Model. Since then I’ve been reconsidering my design for a number of reasons: a fully meshed VPN configuration grows in complexity with each added site\virtual network the Basic and Standard Dynamic Routing gateways only support a maximum of 10…

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Step-By-Step: Deploying Nano Server Found in Windows Server 2016 TP5

Microsoft recently made available Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5. This newly released update includes a new offering of Nano Server which greatly improves the creation process. PowerShell in TP5 also covers way more scenarios than previously covered. Much is detailed in the following video: However, specific to PowerShell, updates to Nano Server TP5 include: New…


Step-By-Step: Importing an Un-Encrypted PST File into Office 365

Microsoft's Office 365 services provides a great opportunity for businesses to leverage fluid scalability capabilities to meet their needs. Moving off an on-premise Exchange server can be daunting, however utilization of the Office 365 Import service to import PST files to user mailboxes in the cloud can be of great help to accomplish this. This Step-By-Step details the use of Office…

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