Freaking awesome resources to navigate IT career in changing times !!

Dear Readers, I am so excited to share this news with my fellow IT Implementers aka future Cloud implementers !! In this transforming & confusing times, I often get question from experienced & relatively new professionals about "How do I plan my career in Cloud? Will me job be secure ?" etc. Your job is surely…


What is this buzz around DevOps all about ?

I know, it sounds like a very basic question but indeed its an important one as the industry & individuals are now getting serious about DevOps. You may think, why now ? Well, commoditization of Cloud has a lot to do with it. As the market has grown so has the price war between the vendors…


India's first Azure Conference – 20th & 21st March

Dear friends, Hope to see you at the 1st ever Windows Azure Conference that we are organizing this month. If you haven't registered yet, please do 🙂 REGISTER AT – Flexible track is for the IT Professionals out there. Enclosing the eDM eDM – WAC.docx


NUMA – Understand it & its usefulness with Windows Server 2012

  I have mostly got puzzled look whenever I spoke about NUMA support on Hyper-V so thought of penning the concept & benefits down. As the high end servers & blades are available to further consolidate datacenters, its critical to understand how NUMA can help you to take full advantage of those pricey hardware ! Before we get…


VMware or Microsoft? Quick Comparison between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

In lots of customer discussions, the one thing that comes out often – How does Microsoft Virtualization stcak ( Hyper-V & System Center 2012 R2) compares with VMWare virtulization stack (vSphere 5.5 Enterprise Plus + vCenter Server 5.5). I have tried focus on real-world perspective based on my experience implementing both solutions in the field throughout my career.  In this article,…


Thanks for attending IT Camp this quarter – resources as promised

Thanks to all those who have attended the IT Camp in 6 cities across India. I had a great time talking to you all. Some of you asked for the decks, so here you go..   Cheers, Pracheta


Why to consider System Center Operations Manager 2012

  Operations Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012, is software that helps you monitor services, devices, and operations for many computers from a single console. I’ll try to explain basic concepts about Operations Manager for the administrator who manages the Operations Manager infrastructure and the operator who monitors and supports the computers in your…


Windows to go – All about it

  What is “Windows to go” ? Windows to go ( WTG ) is a capability to reimagine possibilities in your enterprise when it comes to addressing BYOD scenarios. Note – This is an enterprise feature hence will require Windows® 8 Enterprise client to build such scenarios, not applicable for other editions. WTG is an enterprise feature…


Windows 8 is here – few must know enterprise features

The wait is over & Windows 8 is not available for everyone !!!! This release is an innovation in many ways hence if I start talking about what’s new – the list would be very long. I am sure you’ll love to explore it on your own when it comes down to working with the…


Windows Server Virtual Labs

  If you don’t have the right hardware or time to set & to test out all scenarios, Virtual labs are available for you to explore new Windows Server 2012 with so less effort.   The scenarios covered are –   Virtual labs Active Directory Deployment and Management EnhancementsIn this lab, you will learn how to…