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TechNet Radio–IT Time–Join us for a discussion with Ed Wilson on my pontoon boat around PowerShell..read on…
8 Sep 2015
TechNet Radio – IT Time – PASS BA Conference April 20-22, 2015 learn more ….
The PASS Business Analytics Conference is coming up fast (April 20th-22nd) and we’ve gathered some of our favorite Data and BI experts to chat about this year’s event in Santa Clara, California. · [ 1:15 ] What is the PASS BA Conference? How is it different this year? · [ 3:18 ] Why are you excited about...
13 Feb 2015
Live! TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning Hybrid Cloud Networking
Kevin Remde and Keith Mayer continue our series on “ Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud ” and in today’s episode they discuss various options for networking. Tune in as they go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud networking as they explore network connectivity and address...
30 Aug 2014
TechNet Radio – IT Time – Blain Barton Interviews Tim Raines around End of Life for Windows XP… Tune-in!
Support for Windows XP ends this month. No big deal you say? Well not so fast my friends. Tune in as Blain Barton interviews Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft as he lays out the many security risks you open yourself and your organization up to by running Windows XP. Embed code...
8 Apr 2014
TechNet Radio – IT Time: PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 coming soon.. read more…….
Blain Barton welcomes Denise McInerney, PASS Vice President of Marketing and data engineer at Intuit as they discuss the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference and the 24 hours of free online business analytics webcasts previewing the event on February 5th around SQL Server. Tune as they chat about...
27 Jan 2014
ITTime Radio– Blain Barton discusses Windows Azure Websites… Tune in here…..
In this episode Blain Barton demos and discusses the features and functionalities found in the Windows Azure Web Site service. We’ll discuss how you can spin up multiple web instances for additional scalability and discuss Shared versus Standard modes. We’ll demonstrate how to create a new website in...
7 Jan 2014
IT Time - TechNet Radio - Windows Phone 7 in an IT Infrastructure
It’s IT Time and in this episode, Blain Barton interviews Alan Meeus, a Sr. Technical Product Manager with the Windows Phone team. Tune in as they discuss how Windows Phone integrates with a business’ IT Infrastructure, from planning to deployment, group policy measures and security.
1 May 2011
IT Time - TechNet Radio: “Road to TechEd 2012” - Windows Server and Cloud Computing with Mark Minasi
We’re on the Road to TechEd and in this episode we welcome back technical author and commentator Mark Minasi to the show! Tune in as Mark gives us a preview of his sessions for DNS and NetMon as well as his keynote presentation on Cloud Computing from an Economist’s perspective. Click here to...
4 Jun 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time: PowerShell 3.0 – Working with Active Directory DS Module
Blain Barton and the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson are back and in today’s episode they discuss PowerShell 3.0 and the Active Directory Domain Services module. Tune in as they chat about how to deploy it as well as some common scenarios and gotchas you should be aware of. __________________________...
17 Jun 2013
IT Time–TechNet Radio–Blain Barton and Adnan Cartwright new Server MVP discuss Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Pricing FAQs
In today’s episode, Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft MVP, Adnan Cartwright to the show as they discuss some frequently asked questions regarding Windows Server 2012 Licensing and Pricing. Tune in as they discuss the key differences between standard and datacenter editions, its key features, the software...
28 Aug 2012
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9 Feb 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio: Maturing Your IT Organization - From Technology Management to IT Service Management
Marty Redler, Architect for the National IT Operational Consulting team here at Microsoft joins us for today’s show we talk about IT service management initiatives and best practices. Learn how you can drive some quick wins in your organization when speaking about technology management as well as some...
18 Apr 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio– Episode 1 - Better Together: Microsoft and Citrix
Microsoft and Citrix Relationship Manager, Jamie Schmidtke joins us on today’s show as we talk about how the two tech giants have teamed up to provide the best in class solutions for their customers and end-users. Tune in as we discuss private and public cloud technologies as well as virtualization and...
26 May 2012
IT Time–TechNet Radio -DNS Troubleshooting Basics with Mark Minasi
It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton welcomes esteemed technical author, commentator and presenter Mark Minasi to the show. Tune in for this very entertaining presentation as they discuss DNS troubleshooting basics – from how it works, how to fix it and everything else...
5 Dec 2011
TechNet Radio: IT Time – Microsoft Virtual Academy: What’s New in Windows Server 2012
Blain Barton and Alan Le Marquand are back for this episode as we talk about the latest Microsoft Virtual Academy courses on Windows Server 2012 that will focus on virtualization infrastructure, storage and file services, multi-server management and networking. We’ll also dive deeper into System...
3 Jul 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time–The Scripting Guy Presents: PowerShell Best Practices (Episode 4)
In today’s episode, The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson returns as he discusses the importance of tracking your scripting opportunities. Tune in as he gives us reasons why this is important as well as some best practices and tools like SharePoint or Live Mesh that can help make tracking, versioning and...
3 Jan 2012
IT Time–The Scripting Guy Presents: PowerShell Best Practices (Episode 3)
The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson is back and in Episode 3 of his PowerShell Best Practices series, Ed guides us through the minefield that is avoiding scripting pitfalls, from how to combat against a lack of cmdlet support to how to properly plan for and test each of your separate functionality components...
8 Dec 2011
IT Time – TechNet Radio: WANs, LANs and RemoteFX in Windows Server “8” Beta
Adam Carter is back for today’s show, and in this episode we’re talking about the latest features and improvements made in Windows Server “8” that will help enable a rich user experience everywhere – from Corporate LANs, on the Internet or WANs. Tune in as we also discuss what’s new in RemoteFX, such...
24 Apr 2012
IT Time–TechNet Radio:The Scripting Guy Presents: Creating and Configuring Your Profile in Windows PowerShell (Part 2)
In Part 2 of this Creating and Configuring a profile in Windows PowerShell episode, Ed Wilson shows us how to how to edit your profile using Microsoft Notepad as well as previews the upcoming online live webcast series – “PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin” and the 2012 Scripting Games. Click here...
7 Mar 2012
IT Time - TechNet Radio: Windows, iPad and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World (Part 2)
We’re back with part 2 of our Managing and using your Office assets in a table world and in today’s episode, Sr. Product Manager Jeremy Chapman covers the some of the basics as he shows us how you can get your Office content like emailing and calendaring features on multiple devices by using Exchange...
9 Mar 2012
IT Time–TechNet Radio: (Part 2 of 3)Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services
We’re here with Part 2 of our Tips and Tricks for Windows Deployment Services and in this episode Microsoft Setup and Deployment MVP, Rhonda Layfield helps us navigate through the Windows Pre-Installation Environment or WinPE. TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 1 of 3) Tips and Tricks for...
15 Sep 2011
TechNet Radio: IT Time – (Part 1) Deploying Windows Server 2012 using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft Deployment MVP Rhonda Layfield to the show as they kick off their 3 part series on what tools you can use to deploy Windows Server 2012. Tune in for part 1 as they discuss what’s new in the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1, monitoring and remote operation and...
5 Feb 2013
IT Time– TechNet Radio: (Part 3 of 3) Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services
In Part 3 of our Tips and Tricks for WDS, Rhonda Layfield addresses the importance of integrating the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Windows Deployment Services. Watch this video and learn how MDT offers you much more flexibility and allows you to easily manage your images. TechNet Radio: IT Time...
15 Sep 2011
IT Time – TechNet Radio - Troubleshooting Office 365 using the Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Technical Readiness Engineer Jeremy Hayes joins us for today’s show as he demos for us some troubleshooting techniques for Office 365 using the Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool. Tune in as he covers the basics from what is, when should it be used and what is required to use it, to more advanced...
22 Feb 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time – PowerShell Summit and the 2013 Scripting Games with Don Jones from PowerShell.org
Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft MVP and President and CEO of PowerShell.org , Don Jones to the show as they discuss the upcoming PowerShell Summit as well as some new changes for the 2013 Scripting Games. Tune in as they give details on both events as well as how you can leverage PowerShell.org for all...
22 Jan 2013
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