April, 2010

  • Linux on Hyper-V Makes Even More Cents Now!

    One of my early posts on this blog went into detail about value of Hyper-V, and the ability to easily backup and recover servers in new and inexpensive ways.  I explained that encapsulating all sorts of (even non-Windows) operating systems in Hyper...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: the Cloud is in Your Datacenter

    When you think of the cloud you most likely are not thinking of stratus, cumulus, or cirrus. You are probably thinking about the many different online service offerings like: Microsoft Exchange Online Microsoft SharePoint Online ...
  • Getting Intune With Your Inner Windows

    When you think about the cloud do you get a little confused?  Is your business between 25 and 500 employees?  Do you feel the cloud has nothing of value expect for big business?  Does managing your Windows infrastructure really not your...
  • Forget the Pre-Historic: Business Critical Means Windows

    I just got some help posting to the Windows Server blog about the recently released IDC paper on the x86 server market “ Business-Critical Workloads: Supporting Business-Critical: Computing with an Integrated Server Platform .” If you don’t have time...
  • Ready to Virtualize? Do you need a MAP?

    Hopefully by now you are looking at virtualization of your servers, application, and various other IT needs as viable candidates to support your business. As you may have found during your research, there are several benefits virtualization can give your...
  • RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

    The ability to deliver a desktop with full fidelity over a network, while deploying applications on demand and with hardware independence, is an IT reality with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of...
  • Best Part of Training Isn't the Class...

    The end of last month (March) I spent more than a week in Seattle at Microsoft’s internal TechReady conference.  TechReady happens twice a year, and is intended to provide technical training to the thousands of field-based Microsoft consulting, support...
  • 2010 Scripting Games

    The Scripting Guys are back! Every year, the Scripting Guys host something called the Scripting Games. It’s a fun competition in which participants attempt to solve beginner or advanced puzzles with scripts in either Windows PowerShell or VBScript...