Upcoming Microsoft Events: Do you want to stay informed?

Whether or not you choose to believe me, here are a two things that I know to be true: Microsoft takes your privacy and preferences very seriously, and Microsoft wants you to stay “in-the-loop” about what’s coming. Often our marketing and operations people send out notices about up-coming events, such as our IT Camps or…

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Windows 8.1 For Business: Remember Our Good Friend Group Policy

Hopefully you never forgot Group Policy! Whenever the topic of working with desktops in business is brought up, IT Pro’s always want to manage and maintain those desktops.  For me the first thing that always come to mind is Group Policy and hopefully does for you as well.  Group Policy is one of the primary…

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20 Days of 20 Ways – Get Started with Migrating and Deploying Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure VMs

As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! In February, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been worked together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Here is the team listed…

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Does your Group Policy need a GPS?

If your like me you can lost in the thousands of policies in Group Policy.  As new applications, operating systems, or other add-ons . While searching around one of my favorite technical nuggets in Group Policy, I found something new (at least new to me) called: Group Policy Search (GPS) With the help of Group…

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First EVER: PowerShell Saturday in Columbus, OH: March 10, 2012

I just learned about a great event coming up in March!  The very first "PowerShell Saturday"!  This is an all-day event that will provide registered attendees with the following: Chance to learn Windows PowerShell from experts in the field like Ed Wilson "The Microsoft Scripting Guy" – the person who has written 5 books on…

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Attention Ohio Area IT Pros, Register Now for Dayton IT Pro Camp Wed., Jan., 18, 2012

The Dayton IT Pro Camp is a FREE, daylong Camp for IT Pros featuring Microsoft Cloud Technologies. During the day, we will have presentations on Hyper-V, SharePoint, Office365 and Azure. In addition, we will have a cloud security presentation and presentations from the Vendors who have agreed to support the Dayton IT Pro Camp.  For…

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The Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune

In today’s post John  takes a look at one of the newest cloud technologies, Windows Intune.  John gives a brief tour of Windows Intune and hopefully you will get some ideas on how the tool can help you. Check out John’s post here: The Cloud on Your Terms Part 25 of 30: Windows Intune As…

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Evaluation Downloads for Virtualization, Management and Training Resources

One of the fun things I get to do everyday is point people to products and resources.  With IT there seems to be an ever changing world and transformation on the tools and resources we use almost happens daily. have a had a few folks ask where can I get the tools and resources to…

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Friday Night Geek Card Game: Threat modeling game

Thanks to my friend Tim, I am going all in with the Threat Modeling Game!    This is a fun way to learn about Elevation of Privilege Attacks and response.  Here is the overview: Elevation of Privilege (EoP) is the easy way to get started threat modeling. It is designed to make threat modeling easy and…

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