Raspberry Pi: Docker Host

By Andrew Mallett. You can find more of Andrew’s work on Urban Penguin So you’ve just bought a Raspberry Pi. Now what? What can I use this credit card sized computer for? It only has a 900Mhz processor! Don’t let this become another wasted project that you won’t be able to find a use for. With…

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Why you need to learn PowerShell

By Richard Siddaway, PowerShell MVP and author on a number of books on PowerShell, Active Directory and Windows Administration. He is a regular speaker at the PowerShell Summit and user groups, and blogs regularly on his PowerShell blog. PowerShell is nine years old. So why write an article explaining why you need to learn PowerShell?…

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Healthcare’s Future with Cloud Computing

In healthcare, the future of the cloud looks very bright. The healthcare cloud computing market is set to soar; research from MarketandMarkets suggests it may grow from $3.73 billion in 2015 to $9.48 billion by the year 2020. Up to 20% of hospitals and healthcare companies may be using cloud computing by 2017. Statistics and…

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File considerations when moving to the cloud

Colin Chaplin is a freelance Infrastructure Architect who helps large organisations transform Microsoft-based infrastructure. Server Message Block (aka SMB), a file server protocol originally conceived in the 1980’s, is the network protocol we use every day. Later versions of SMB have moved the game on in terms of security and latency tolerance, but it’s not…

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SharePoint 2016 for IT Pros

By Steve Smith , SharePoint MVP and owner of Combined Knowledge. A Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), Steve has been writing courseware and teaching others since 1998. In 2006 he co-founded the UK SharePoint User Group, which is now the largest and most active in the world, with regular meetings around the UK every month. As…

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DevOps – a word or a Brave New World?

DevOps – A Journey into Open Source Tools Once a year the team of Evangelists I work with gather together and spend two days engaged in a variety of different pursuits. This year we made our way to the Microsoft Research Labs in Cambridge. Whenever I make the journey to this lab I do so…


Your IT Sprawl shouldn’t cost you millions

Harry, the TechNet editor, mentioned to me an interesting article by Rick Delgado on IT sprawl and the unseen costs associated with the problem. He asked me to come up with some practical magic to avoid or at least ease this problem, so here it is. Like every complex problem, I’ll break this down to…


Is IT Sprawl Costing You Millions?

Rick Delgado feels blessed to have had a successful career in the tech industry and has recently taken a step back to pursue his passion of writing. He’s started doing freelance writing where he occasionally works with tech companies like Dell Computers. He enjoys writing about new technologies and how it can help us and our planet….

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