ITProGuru Events & Thought Leadership 2016-03 Cloud System Architecture & Security

View Online: http://itproguru.com/newsletter; Prior versions: Jan’16, Feb’16, Mar’16 IT Pro Events & Thought Leadership Microsoft Official Newsletter 3/21/2016 Edition: 2016 Vol 3 Jump to: TechNet Events ♦ Online ♦ Community Events ♦ Third Party Events ♦ Subscribe Now ♦ What’s Next ♦ TechNet On Tour ♦ Awesomeness Featured Awesomeness ♦ ♦ ♦ * Dan Stolts…

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Powershell Script to Create Registry Files to Change Powershell Execution Policy

In a prior post, I showed you how to manually configure your computer to enable ExecutionPolicy so you can run Powershell scripts.  To make it even better, I now have a powershell script that will create the .REG files you need so all you have to do is run the script and double-click on the…

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How Secure is Windows Azure … Microsoft First Public Cloud Provider To Be Granted FedRAMP Security Authorization

Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO The Federal government is moving to the cloud, and early on it recognized that, although each agency…

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Where Is The Best Virtualization and Cloud Technical Content?

VTUG is looking for the best online technical content in the world.  Why?  Because our members spend hours upon hours doing research duplicating the research process literally millions of times!  VTUG wants to aggregate the best content on their site so members have a single place to go to get the best info about IT.  …

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IE9 Security Overwhelms the Field With VERY Impressive Stats

In a recent test, NSS subjected Apple Safari 5, Google Chrome 15-19, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 and Mozilla Firefox 7-13 to over 3 million test runs against over 84,000 URLs determined to be active and malicious out of a unique sample set of 227,841. · Out of 750,000 test cases per browser, NSS labs found…

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IT-Pro Tech Update 2012 Event Coming May 2nd To Providence–Great Lineup And FREE!

IT Pro Tech Update 2012 On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as we discuss Windows 8 in the business environment, Virtualization, Security, Interoperability, and Systems Management. Here…

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IT Pro Tech Update 2012 – Call for Speakers and Sponsors–Southern New England

      Mark your calendar for Wednesday May 2, 2012!  Join us for the first annual IT-Pro Tech Update 2012.  This event will focus on the next phase of information technology with topics including:  virtualization, Windows 8, interoperability, security, and private cloud.    This is a multi-session, multi-track event so it will draw a…

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TechNet Radio: IT Time – Private Cloud Security Basics (Part 1)

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Private Cloud Security Basics (Part 1) Video: WMV | MP4 | WMV (ZIP) | PSP Audio: WMA | MP3 About This Video In today’s episode Sr. IT Pro Evangelists Blain Barton and Dan Stolts talk candidly about Security concerns and issues many IT Pros and organizations face today when thinking…

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Community Event In Waltham MA – Secure remote access in a connected SMB world – the next generation of server solutions

SMB-MVP Community Roadshow comes to the Boston area October 20, 2011 from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Secure remote access in a connected SMB world – the next generation of server solutions   The world is changing. Anywhere, anytime access for smallbusinesses is here to stay. Be it with new on-premise and cloud based hybridsolutions offered by Small Business…

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Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More

Key To Almost Infinite Knowledge – Passive Listening… Do you make the time to keep up with technology?  If you are not expanding your knowledge, you are falling behind.  With the job market the way it is, you would be smart to keep learning.  I know we are all busy and doing more now than…

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Microsoft Changes Our World Through Innovation

Don’t miss the video at the bottom.  It shows a bit of vision for the future Microsoft has and continues to change our world. Microsoft has been innovating for their entire life. Shall we see what the future might hold? Let’s do that but first we need to look at how we got to where…

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What is Forefront: Microsoft Security Solutions

Forefront is a family (suite) of products that are all focused on security.  Together they offer a very comprehensive security solution protecting applications, systems, networks and other assets.  Individually they all have there own function and there is some overlap between some of the products that make up the family.  Because of the overlap, understanding…

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Hyper-V Architecture Poster

Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components. It highlights key Hyper-V components including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots Live Migration Storage Interfaces Storage Types Storage Location and Paths Import and Export This large-format…

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Management and Security on Tap – Changes To Technology Focus Area For New Fiscal Year

     A New Way Of Doing Business 🙂 I am an IT Pro Evangelist in the US East Region (Developer and Platform Evangelism [DPE]).  Starting FY11 (July 2010) we are changing our way of doing business so ITE’s (that’s me) are going to be focusing on specific product areas and I am chartered with…

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Hyper-V Security 101 – Virtualization Administration Delegation of Hyper-V and SCVMM

When running Hyper-V you do not need to be at the console to manage your virtualization platform.  In fact, it is strongly recommended that you delegate these rights.  If you let someone login to a server with administrative permissions they basically have the “keys to the kingdom”.  We do not usually want to do this. …

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How To Configure BitLocker on Windows 7 RC – Everything You Need To Know About BitLocker

I have had many questions about BitLocker so I thought I would answer them in this blog post.   What is BitLocker and Why Should I Care? BitLocker is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) component that allows you to protect data on hard drives.  BitLocker is the name given to the encryption component that works…

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Register And Learn How To Manage Your Heterogeneous Environment

Is your IT Infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency. How do you achieve identity integration? Run Open…

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