Happy Holidays!

It will be a light week here in blog land!  Lots of holiday cheer and keeping busy with family and friends. I hope you are spending part of your week relaxing and spending time with the people you love! When you do get back to your desk and start reconnecting with the tech community, I…


Start Off Your 2014 Reading List

I’m sure you need a resolution for 2014 to read more books about technology!  If that happens to be one on your list, here are few that might interest you. FREE eBook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Technical Overview by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and the System Center Team. Read more about…


West Coast Virtualization Camps Come to a Close

Last week, I finished my last Virtualization IT Camp for 2013 in Los Angeles. Special thanks to Jessica DeVita, an LA local and Microsoft MVP who spent the day helping out as a lab proctor.  The day wouldn’t have be as smooth without her!Here is a recap of some of the links and resources I’ve…


IT Pro Cloud OS Challenge Sweepstakes

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)  Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00 USD…


Why Server 2012 R2? – The Blog Series

Well, why not?  Join the Microsoft IT Pro Evangelists as they embark on another blog series hosted by Dan Stolts.  Check out Dan’s official landing page to learn about Active Directory Certificate Services, iSCSI Target Server, Scale-out File Server, Tiered Storage Spaces and more!  The series runs from now until Thanksgiving so check in with Dan…


Pieces of Azure!

For the next few weeks, I’m hoping to introduce some of the broader Azure concepts that are important to understand when planning to use Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service.  Check the posts as they become available! Cloud Services and VMs  Virtual Networks and DHCP Input Endpoints Affinity Groups and Availability Sets Azure DNS (live on 3/27!)


VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Blog Series!

Check out the full list of blog posts in the VMware or Microsoft Blog Series! Series Introduction What is a “Purpose-Built Hypervisor? Simplified Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 Host Patching = Greater Security and More Uptime Reducing VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces Does size really matter? Let’s talk certifications! Virtual Processor Scheduling…


Thoughts on VMworld

Last week, I really enjoyed spending time at VMworld. I hope if you were there you got a chance to get some free frozen custard at the Microsoft Virtualization food truck that was in the area.  My last bit of commentary about the conference can be found here.  For more information about Microsoft’s virtualization offerings and…


See you at VMWorld!

This week is going to be spent checking out VMWorld! I’m a VMWorld Newbie, so if you see me wandering around looking lost, be sure to give me a helping hand.  Read more at http://www.techbunny.com/2013/08/destination-vmworld.html


October 18th: Hold Onto Your Hats!

This morning, the “Blogging Windows” blog announced the date for general availability of Windows 8.1.  AND the “In the Cloud” blog announced that Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 will also be released at that time, along with an update to Windows Intune. Take a moment to check out the posts for…