The Cloud on Your Terms Part 5 of 30: Are your Servers Ready For the Cloud?

In our last few posts we have taken a look at some of concepts and technologies behind the cloud.   In this post we are going to take a look at your servers and your core infrastructure.  Often times I think we get all excited coming technologies then we realize we are still running Windows NT…


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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Heartland IT Pro User Groups

One of the great aspects of my job is I get to work with a lot of different user groups and meet lots of people from the IT Pro community.  Well I did my best to get a list of all the IT professional  user groups I work with in the Heartland territory (Michigan, Ohio,…


Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Windows Server Consolidation part 3

Welcome to part 3 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010).  The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the…


Windows Server Community Tour Recap Questions and Answers

Let me just say: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for everyone who came to the Windows Server IT Pro Community tour.  I had a great time travelling all over the district and an even better time meeting everyone!  We had over 286 folks over the tour, not bad for an evening event, and chances are not on the…

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