Operating Your Hybrid Cloud – Health monitoring and Self-service

In this post we’ll examine two critical aspects of hybrid cloud operations: Health monitoring and self-service, including how to identify and troubleshoot some of the most common maintenance questions and obstacles. To successfully operate your Hybrid Cloud, both of these factors will need to be planned for and actively executed on a regular basis. MORE


Lenovo ThinkPad T440s Ordered

See http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440s/ for the details and specs.  I ordered the base model with an upgraded CPU.  I will add more memory and storage later.  Looking forward to seeing the new IPS screen.  Did Lenovo finally get a clue?  We’ll see. I should have it around Thanksgiving.  Gobble Gobble.


Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro – now available for order

Tis the season to spend money and if you are considering a notebook or slate, you should consider the popular Lenovo Yoga.  Lenovo just released the Yoga 2 Pro with the latest generation Intel Haswell processors.  This form factor device works in a variety of configurations from standard notebook mode, to a slate or tent…


NOKIA Lumia 1520 Announced

Nokia took the wraps off some new devices today on the other side of the world.  See the press release for details on their new slate form factor computer and smartphones.  I don’t normally dig huge screen smartphones, but the list of features in the Lumia 1520 is rather impressive. 6” IPS 1080p display, 20…


RSAT for Windows 8.1 now available for download

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8.1 includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are…


Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server – Technical documentation update

This download package contains Word and PDF versions of the technical documentation for Windows Azure Pack. The following guides are available: Deploy Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, updated 10/17/13 Plan, Deploy, and Configure Windows Azure Pack: Web Sites, updated 10/17/13 Administer Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, updated 10/17/13 Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40792


Take the Tour – Windows 8.1 Features

Check out the 411 on Windows 8.1 at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/features.


The Cloud OS Vision Wave Gets Delivered

I am proud to be part of the team providing information on the innovation Microsoft is delivering to support our Cloud OS vision.  Today some of the best products in the industry are “generally available” meaning you can download them and start testing them against your unique technical requirements.  Here’s a recap of the blog…


My Favorite Time of Year Begins

It is the holiday season. Cool weather, leather jackets, the sound of the leaves shaking to old man winter.  Then there is the fall parade of cameras, gadgets and computers vying for your hard earned dollars. Today the parade begins.  Windows 8.1 is officially available and our OEM partners are taking the wraps off a…