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September 29th, 1997 - I walked in the door of a Microsoft office build named “Hilltop” in Las Colinas (Irving), Tx as a full time employee. My original badge Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have contributed a very small part in helping build...(read more)
September 29th, 1997 - I walked in the door of a Microsoft office build named “Hilltop” in Las Colinas (Irving), Tx as a full time employee. My original badge Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have contributed a very small part in helping build...(read more)
We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge...(read more)
We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge...(read more)
My co-worker – Matt Hester brings us the next post in our Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch Blog Series .  Matt discusses how leveraging De-duplication technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 can help dramatically reduce storage cost for VDI solution...(read more)
My co-worker – Matt Hester brings us the next post in our Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch Blog Series .  Matt discusses how leveraging De-duplication technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 can help dramatically reduce storage cost for VDI solution...(read more)
In today’s virtualized computing world where we are eeking out every bit of performance and optimization that we can to save money and increase efficiency, one of the areas that IT is focusing on is how to deploy servers as quickly as possible. Whether...(read more)
In today’s virtualized computing world where we are eeking out every bit of performance and optimization that we can to save money and increase efficiency, one of the areas that IT is focusing on is how to deploy servers as quickly as possible. Whether...(read more)
My co-worker – Yung Chou – brings us Part 1 of a 2 Part blog post on using PKI in an enterprise networking environment. Here is an excerpt of his article - PKI is heavily employed in cloud computing for encrypting data and securing transactions. While...(read more)
My co-worker – Yung Chou – brings us Part 1 of a 2 Part blog post on using PKI in an enterprise networking environment. Here is an excerpt of his article - PKI is heavily employed in cloud computing for encrypting data and securing transactions. While...(read more)
Select a date below to register online. Location Date Tempe, AZ 10/23 Lehi, UT 11/6 Irvine, CA 11/12 Los Angeles, CA 11/13 San Diego, CA 12/3 San Francisco, CA 12/4 Mountain View, CA 12/5 Portland, OR 12/5 Redmond, WA 12/11 Denver, CO 12/12 Questions...(read more)
Select a date below to register online. Location Date Tempe, AZ 10/23 Lehi, UT 11/6 Irvine, CA 11/12 Los Angeles, CA 11/13 San Diego, CA 12/3 San Francisco, CA 12/4 Mountain View, CA 12/5 Portland, OR 12/5 Redmond, WA 12/11 Denver, CO 12/12 Questions...(read more)
If you are in the San Francisco Bay area this Friday (or next month!) next month, check out TechDays! The IT Professional community in San Francisco is sponsoring a two day event on all of the new Hyper-V features found in Server 2012R2. Register for...(read more)
If you are in the San Francisco Bay area this Friday (or next month!) next month, check out TechDays! The IT Professional community in San Francisco is sponsoring a two day event on all of the new Hyper-V features found in Server 2012R2. Register for...(read more)
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog …. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice...(read more)
A little less than 24 hours ago, I performed an in-place upgrade of my all purpose server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 . It went surprisingly well and I had no issues with it for the remainder of the day. This morning I checked...(read more)
A little less than 24 hours ago, I performed an in-place upgrade of my all purpose server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2 . It went surprisingly well and I had no issues with it for the remainder of the day. This morning I checked...(read more)
I have been running Windows Server 2008 R2 as my primary production server platform since it’s release. With the impending release of Windows Server 2012, I thought it would be a good time to go ahead and update the home server network to the latest and...(read more)
I have been running Windows Server 2008 R2 as my primary production server platform since it’s release. With the impending release of Windows Server 2012, I thought it would be a good time to go ahead and update the home server network to the latest and...(read more)
We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge...(read more)
We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge...(read more)
Keith Mayer brings us the next post in out VMware of Microsoft virtualization series. here is an excerpt - When evaluating public and hybrid cloud services, carefully inspecting a cloud-provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) is an important step in...(read more)
Keith Mayer brings us the next post in out VMware of Microsoft virtualization series. here is an excerpt - When evaluating public and hybrid cloud services, carefully inspecting a cloud-provider’s Service Level Agreement (SLA) is an important step in...(read more)
You can play around with and test the features I will be discussing in this series by download the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview here -     Have you ever lost a laptop or had a PC stolen?  I have.  About a year ago, I had a laptop...(read more)
You can play around with and test the features I will be discussing in this series by download the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview here -     Have you ever lost a laptop or had a PC stolen?  I have.  About a year ago, I had a laptop...(read more)
Networks. Whether wired or wireless, we have to have them to connect all of the various pieces of our infrastructure together. Not only do we use them to connect clients to servers and servers to other servers on our Intranets, they are the backbone of...(read more)
You can play around with and test the features I will be discussing in this series by download the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview here -     Networks. Whether wired or wireless, we have to have them to connect all of the various pieces of our...(read more)
With the general availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 only 3 weeks away now, I am starting up a series of blog posts to introduce you to some of the new features and technologies you will have access to.  Technically you have access to...(read more)
With the general availability release of Windows Server 2012 R2 only 3 weeks away now, I am starting up a series of blog posts to introduce you to some of the new features and technologies you will have access to.  Technically you have access to...(read more)
Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently.  After reviewing the network traffic patterns in heavily virtualized datacenters, many IT Pros are beginning to realize that a...(read more)
Network Virtualization, and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at-large, have been getting a lot of attention recently.  After reviewing the network traffic patterns in heavily virtualized datacenters, many IT Pros are beginning to realize that a...(read more)
Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn the critical skills that modern developers need to know. Take part in these hands-on workshops and get trained in the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. Discover the latest Windows Azure development...(read more)
Join a Microsoft Developer Camp and learn the critical skills that modern developers need to know. Take part in these hands-on workshops and get trained in the latest Microsoft development tools and technologies. Discover the latest Windows Azure development...(read more)
Now is the time to gets some hands on experience working with Windows Server 2012 R2 !  There has been so much new stuff announced lately for Windows Server 2012, that I encourage IT Pros to work with the new features before Server 2012 is released...(read more)
Now is the time to gets some hands on experience working with Windows Server 2012 R2 !  There has been so much new stuff announced lately for Windows Server 2012, that I encourage IT Pros to work with the new features before Server 2012 is released...(read more)
For years Microsoft and Oracle have helped customers address enterprise technology needs, and during those years I’ve had the opportunity to personally partner with, compete with, and admire Oracle as an industry leader. Certainly when you think of enterprise...(read more)
For years Microsoft and Oracle have helped customers address enterprise technology needs, and during those years I’ve had the opportunity to personally partner with, compete with, and admire Oracle as an industry leader. Certainly when you think of enterprise...(read more)
Keith Mayer delivers today's post in our VMware or Microsoft series. Keith titled his post as “at-a-glance” but what he is really doing is a great, in depth comparison of features and technologies between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012. Here is an...(read more)
Keith Mayer delivers today's post in our VMware or Microsoft series. Keith titled his post as “at-a-glance” but what he is really doing is a great, in depth comparison of features and technologies between vSphere 5.5 and Windows Server 2012. Here is an...(read more)