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Ch9: Protection from Modern Security Threats with Windows 10

Join Yung Chou and I as discuss some of the security enhancements made for Windows 10 with regards to Identity and Access, Information Protection and Threat Resistance with Device Guard. __________________________ __________________________ If you’re interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for… Read more

HP and Microsoft Reinvent the Classroom

Learn about a new technology range of PCs and software solutions for the education sector.  Join Gus Schmedlen,  VP of Education for HP and Lydia Smyers, Microsoft General Manager, Mobility and Windows Devices as they discuss the future of the classroom and the solutions that HP and Microsoft are making available. Inspiring outcomes At HP,… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – The PowerShell Script and completing the build (Part 6)

In this final part of our series we walk through the PowerShell script that connects to Azure, creates the resource group, and then launches the creation of the lab environment.  We also walk through the final couple of manual steps required to complete the lab setup   The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”:… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Additional Automations (Part 5)

In the 6th part of our series we look at some of the remaining requirements for our lab environment, and how we automatically launched a PowerShell script on each of our virtual machines to perform the final machine-dependent tasks. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog “The Links” document : https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabLinks Kevin’s GitHub… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Copy down files (Part 4)

Our lab environment requires that several sample scripts and other utilities be available on several of the member servers.  But how do we get those files onto the C: drive?  In this video I’ll show how that was accomplished. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog “The Links” document : https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabLinks Kevin’s GitHub… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Domain-Join the member servers (Part 3)

In the fourth part of our series we look at how to automatically join the three other virtual machines to the contoso.com domain, again using an custom extension in our Azure Resource Manager template. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog “The Links” document : https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabLinks Kevin’s GitHub lab base repository : https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBase… Read more

A Future Look at Modern PCs

Join Marlowe Daily and I as we discuss what makes a modern PC, and peek into future hardware trends that are coming to market in the Windows device category. [1:26] How do you define an “old” PC? [3:34] So then, what’s a “modern” PC? [16:00] Are there things happening in the hardware market today that… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Create a Domain Controller (Part 2)

It’s not enough just to create a new virtual machine.  Our lab environment requires a pre-configured domain, and so in part 2 we find and utilize and extension that automatically configures one of our virtual machines as the first domain controller in the lab “contoso.com” domain. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Working with JSON (Part 1)

In the second part of this series we discuss the components that make up the schema for JSON-based Azure Resource Manager templates.  We also look at some of the initial building blocks that our example creates, such as the networking objects and Azure storage required. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: https://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog “The… Read more

How I automated a hands-on-lab infrastructure – Introduction (Part 0 of 7)

In part 0, I introduce the purpose for this series, which is a walk-through of how I learned to automate the creation of an Azure-hosted lab environment (Storage, 4 VMs, network, NICs, etc.) using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates.  I show the actual launch of the automation, discuss the various tools involved, and introduce the… Read more