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TechNet Radio: Design Considerations for Mobile Device Management

In today's world where being highly connected and highly mobile are more important than ever, device choice and being mobile while still being productive are big concerns for any business IT organization.  In this TechNet Radio interview, I chat with Yuri Diogenes and Robert Mazzoli as we explore the world of Mobile Device Management and… Read more

This just in: More Updates to Azure Backup

The Azure Blog just posted some exciting news about improvements and updates to Azure Backup, specifically around the backup and retention of Azure Virtual Machines (VMs). “Oh yeah?  How can they make it any better?” Well, for starters.. How would you like to be able to retain a backup of a Virtual Machine for up… Read more

Windows 10: What/Where the Deployment Tools Are

It’s been nearly a month since Windows 10 became publically available to all, so I’m sure all of you IT Pros who read my blog have been installing (and hopefully enjoying) Windows 10 on your personal machines, while at the same time beginning to think about how you’re going to support a rollout to your… Read more

Video: Deploy an Application with Azure Resource Manager Templates

In this video (which complements the documentation found at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/resource-group-template-deploy/) I walk you through the process of deploying an application with Azure Resource Manager Templates.   … Read more

Deploying and Managing Windows 10 – My Interview with Brad Anderson

Deploying and Managing Windows 10. It seems like a pretty straightforward and important topic, don’t you think?   I welcome back Brad Anderson to the show as we discuss how businesses and IT organizations can take advantage of the free training resources, in-depth guidance, deployment and management tools that are available starting August 18th  @ https://aka.ms/DeployWin10…. Read more

Azure Site Recovery (ASR) now available in all US Azure Datacenter Regions

This just in… Today, Microsoft has increased the number of datacenter regions that will support Azure Site Recovery.  Datacenter regions added: Central US East US2 North Central US, and South Central US “Cool.. but what is Azure Site Recovery?” Ah.. in case you, like my friend here, don’t know; Azure Site Recovery is Microsoft’s “Disaster… Read more

Breaking News: RSAT for Windows 10 now available!

This just in.. The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that will run on and support remotely managing Windows Server (including the latest Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) are now generally available for download. You can find the download HERE NOTE: Make sure you read the system requirements!  These tools only run on Windows 10 Professional… Read more

TechNet On Tour: Disaster Recovery using Azure

To follow up on my post of a couple of days ago, I thought I’d share this awesome introductory video discussing our up-coming September/October US events… Have you signed up yet?  GO HERE to select your city and date: https://aka.ms/TechNetTour Hope to see you there!… Read more

Find an Azure VM image using the Azure CLI or PowerShell

Recently my team has been fortunate enough to be able to contribute to and augment the online Microsoft Azure documentation through the creation of video demonstrations.  My first two contributions can be found on this page: Navigating and Selecting Azure Virtual Machine images with PowerShell and the Azure CLI Of course, I need to brag… Read more

Azure for Disaster Recovery: The US Tour

We Technical Evangelists are at it again!  This September and October, we will visit 10 cities to talk about using Microsoft Azure as part of your disaster recovery plan. Attendees will receive a free Microsoft Azure pass and the opportunity to complete several disaster recovery related labs during the course of the workshop. 9/1 –… Read more