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    If you haven’t discovered the Microsoft Reactor in San Francisco, you are in for a treat.  This new community space near the Moscone Center is often available to use for meet ups and training workshops.  You can check out the event calendar for more
  • Blog Post: Notable Notes: Certification, Azure VMs and Linux!

    It’s February, so if you are looking for a way to continue some momentum you might have started with the new year, consider the Know It, Prove It challenge.  Follow the steps, commit an hour a day and by the end of the month you’ll have a more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Cloud Networking – The Poster!

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned while doing IT, it’s that nothing is really simple.  And with the addition of the “cloud” when it comes to providing services for your business or your customers, things just keep getting more
  • Blog Post: Wednesday Distractions with Videos

    It’s Wednesday. Because it’s mid-week, it’s really easy to get distracted. So don’t blame me if any of the videos suck you in. :-) On TechNet Radio – Windows Server 2016 Storage Space Direct On TechNet Radio – more
  • Blog Post: The Imperfect Lab: Azure Networking – Two Ways

    Around this time last year, I kicked off my “Imperfect Lab” and used it as a story to play around in Azure and get more comfortable with PowerShell. And then I got busy with some other work priorities (as we all do) and I shut down those VMs more
  • Blog Post: Blain Barton’s “To the Cloud” Series Continues!

    In Part 6 in the “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton, Tommy Patterson and Dan Stolts, provide an overview of the benefits of running servers without the physical hardware using Microsoft Azure.   Learn how large and small to mid-sized companies can rent more
  • Blog Post: In with December!

    When I return to the office after Thanksgiving, I’m always both shocked and pleased to see the holiday lobby decorations have magically appeared in all the office building lobbies downtown.  They are always different and certainly start off the more
  • Blog Post: My Imperfect Lab

    The best way to learn is by doing, or at least following along with my adventures with Azure (and PowerShell) in my Imperfect Lab blog series. I cover my trials, tribulations and successes with building an test lab in Azure. And I suspect this might take up a lot of my free time - I've already lost...
  • Blog Post: The Blog Series: Modernizing Your Infrastructure

    For the next 6 weeks, IT Pro Tech Evangelists will be posting something daily around modernizing your infrastructure with hybrid cloud. Each week will bring a TechNet Radio episode and four blog posts. You can find a complete list of the whole series as it's posted at .
  • Blog Post: Get Up to Speed with MVA's "Azure Week"

    If you've been wanting to learn more about Azure, don't miss out Azure Week at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Every day during the week of January 27th through the 31st, a different Azure topic will be covered. Monday: Overview Day - Get Started with Windows Azure Today Jump Start Tuesday...
  • Blog Post: Pieces of Azure!

    For the next few weeks, I'm hoping to introduce some of the broader Azure concepts that are important to understand when planning to use Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Check the posts as they become available! Cloud Services and VMs Virtual Networks and DHCP Input Endpoints Affinity...
  • Blog Post: Downloads Galore!

    You have to go somewhere to evaluate software, right? Here's a list of some of the current offerings, all in one place! Go forth and download! Azure Trial - System Center 2012 R2 - Windows Server 2012 R2 -