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On Demand: The TechNet Virtual Conference 2016

What a week!  As I write this, it’s Friday March 4, 2016.. and my head is still spinning from all the terrific information I was able to take in during the March 1-3 Microsoft TechNet Virtual Conference 2016.  Several hours and sessions each day were devoted to topics that IT professionals and IT organizations care… 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

(Part 3) End of Support for Windows Server 2003 – How Small to Midsized Businesses can Benefit by moving to Windows Server 2012 R2

Concluding our 3 part End of Support for Windows Server 2003 series, Eric Mills and I highlight  some of the key concerns small to midsize businesses need to be aware of if they are still running Windows Server 2003 in their environment.   Ready to make the move? Get Windows Server 2012 R2 now! __________________________… Read more

TechNet Radio: (Part 1) End of Support for Windows Server 2003 – Why Migrate?

Eric Mills and yours truly kick off a new 3 part series today as we discuss the upcoming End of Support for Windows Server 2003.  Tune in for part 1 as we discuss the reasons why you should migrate now to a supported operating system before its too late.   Ready to make the move?… Read more

Backup/Recover Your Files to/from Azure Storage (Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros – Part 4)

The following article is part 4 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. At my IT Camp events, when discussing this topic, I’ll often ask my IT Pro friends in attendance the following questions; usually with the following results: “How… Read more

Active Directory Domain Controllers in Azure? You bet! (Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros – Part 3)

The following article is part 3 of our many-part series, “Hybrid Cloud for IT Pros”.  Click HERE often for the ever-growing full list of articles in this series. “Hey Kevin, I’d like to take advantage of putting application servers up in a virtual network in Azure.  But I need a domain controller for my application… Read more

Announcing: Taming Android and iOS with Enterprise Mobility Suite Jumpstart on MVA

On December 8, 2014 my friend Simon May and I recorded (while presenting live) a Microsoft Virtual Academy “Jumpstart” session all about how to manage iOS and Android devices with Microsoft solutions.  We divided the topic up into 4 modules, to introduce the topic and the fundamentals, as well as to cover iOS and Android… Read more

Desired State Configuration (DSC)–Modernizing Your Infrastructure With Hybrid Cloud (Part 25)

Welcome to another in our series entitled “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”.  As you may be aware, this week the theme is “Management and Automation”.  As a part of that theme I’m sharing with you an introduction to Desired State Configuration (DSC); more completely called Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration.  DSC is a relatively… Read more

Cross-Premises Connectivity with Site-to-Site VPN – Modernizing Your Infrastructure With Hybrid Cloud (Part 15)

Yesterday in our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Matt Hester described how to create a virtual network “in the cloud” in Microsoft Azure in order to support cloud-based Virtual Machines and their ability to communicate with each other and with the outside world.  We of course have the ability to connect to our… Read more

Modernizing your Infrastructure: The FREE Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Readiness Assessment

Welcome to another in our new series of “Modernize your Infrastructure” articles.  Today I’m pleased to share with you the details of yet another free and easy-to-use assessment tool from Microsoft.  The purpose of this tool is to help you answer the following important question: “Are my servers and services able to be migrated to… Read more