Random Ramblings of a Microsoft Guy

Microsoft Cloud, Automation, Manageability, Virtualization, and whatever else that comes to mind..

Extend Your Network to Azure With Site-to-Site VPN Quick and Cheap

It had been a while since I originally worked with the Azure VPN options so I recently decided to dig back into it.  Like many of you, I have computers at home that are my “Lab” and I thought it would be great to be able to connect my home “Lab” network to Azure so… Read more

OCS 2007 to OCS 2007 R2 Migration

I recently had the pleasure of working on an environment that was working on a migration from OCS 2007 Std to OCS 2007 R2 Ent.  The 2 environments were installed in parallel and were not separated by any network firewalls or any other communication filtering. The issue that was occurring was that when any user… Read more

Simple Scripting Technique With VBScript and PowerShell

Although more time has passed since my last post than I had realized, I wanted to post something to the point but still useful for some.  One of the things that I have grown to enjoy over the years is scripting and automation.  Sometimes it can save you hours of work and thousands of dollars… Read more

My Take: What Makes an IT Project Successful?

And so it begins….  As I begin this very first Blog post, I had thought about writing about many different topics.  I had considered starting with a simply technical post with maybe some script code or a technical thought.  Instead, I decided to write about something that I have been experiencing onsite with my customer… Read more