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That’s right!  This blog is 12 years old today!  Yep.  12 years ago today I entered my very first blog post.  And in the years that followed, it was a pleasure to bring the latest-news, technical resources, and sometimes just silly tech stuff to your browser of choi...
Watch this revealing video to learn how Lenovo sees the state of the PC industry. From Windows 10 adoption, to the Internet of Things, Lenovo brings a unique point of view. We also get to take a look at some of the new devices and interesting form factors that Lenovo is bringing to mar...
In this 436th episode of David Giard’s “Technology and Friends”, I sit down with David to discuss how Windows 10 makes your data more secure. Links: David’s Blog Kevin’s Facebook page David on Twitter Kevin on Twitter... Read more
Join Yung Chou and I as discuss some of the security enhancements made for Windows 10 with regards to Identity and Access, Information Protection and Threat Resistance with Device Guard. __________________________ __________________________ If you’re interested in learning more a...
Xplore seeks to build the world’s most rugged tablets.  From industrialized applications for use on oil rigs to militarized tablets with stealth technology,  Xplore delivers amazingly tough devices.  Find out how they are pushing the envelope to extremes in the world of ...
Anywhere, Anytime on Any Device.  It’s the foundation and the core belief system for a completely accessible future where users can connect and be productive anytime they want. But how do we get there and what are the potential ramifications for providing this type of access? Join...
“Empowering every organization and every individual on the planet to achieve more.” It’s an ambitious statement and Microsoft’s vision for a more productive work force and everyday life experiences.  But how do we get there? Today we’re kicking off a new series entitled “Tech Futu...
Learn about a new technology range of PCs and software solutions for the education sector.  Join Gus Schmedlen,  VP of Education for HP and Lydia Smyers, Microsoft General Manager, Mobility and Windows Devices as they discuss the future of the classroom and the solutions that...
In this final part of our series we walk through the PowerShell script that connects to Azure, creates the resource group, and then launches the creation of the lab environment.  We also walk through the final couple of manual steps required to complete the lab setup   The series ...
“Evolve Your Career in Cloud Technologies” That’s the headline, and indeed the purpose of this new resource for IT Professionals!  “The Microsoft IT Pro Career Center is a free online resource to help map your cloud career path. Learn what industry experts suggest for your cloud r...
This is big news!  Today Microsoft is announcing a new subscription (but it’s free!) for IT Professionals.  The goal is to give IT Pros the tools they need to train, test, and eventually implement private and public cloud solutions. “Subscription?  Sounds like TechNet is...
In the 6th part of our series we look at some of the remaining requirements for our lab environment, and how we automatically launched a PowerShell script on each of our virtual machines to perform the final machine-dependent tasks. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”...
Our lab environment requires that several sample scripts and other utilities be available on several of the member servers.  But how do we get those files onto the C: drive?  In this video I’ll show how that was accomplished. The series landing page on “Full of I....
In the fourth part of our series we look at how to automatically join the three other virtual machines to the contoso.com domain, again using an custom extension in our Azure Resource Manager template. The series landing page on “Full of I.T.”: http://aka.ms/AZInfraLabBlog ...
Join Marlowe Daily and I as we discuss what makes a modern PC, and peek into future hardware trends that are coming to market in the Windows device category. [1:26] How do you define an “old” PC? [3:34] So then, what’s a “modern” PC? [16:00] Are there things happening in the hardware m...
It’s not enough just to create a new virtual machine.  Our lab environment requires a pre-configured domain, and so in part 2 we find and utilize and extension that automatically configures one of our virtual machines as the first domain controller in the lab “contoso....
In the second part of this series we discuss the components that make up the schema for JSON-based Azure Resource Manager templates.  We also look at some of the initial building blocks that our example creates, such as the networking objects and Azure storage required. The series...
In part 0, I introduce the purpose for this series, which is a walk-through of how I learned to automate the creation of an Azure-hosted lab environment (Storage, 4 VMs, network, NICs, etc.) using Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates.  I show the actual launch of the automation,...
Hey! How would you like to provision and then walk through some instructional hands-on labs on using Azure Resource Manager templates, using Azure Resource Manager templates? “Huh? You’re repeating yourself.” No, I’m not.  Not too long ago our team of US-based IT Pro Technical Eva...
Watch Marlowe Dayley and I discuss trends in 2-in-1 and convertible PCs.  Also see the latest designs first hand as we review new-to-market designs. [1:40] Anyone who is old enough to have used a computer for any length of time knows that PCs and the various devices we choose to d...
Watch Marlowe Dayley and I as we showcase eight breakthrough devices that will change the way students and educators interact with technology. Learn how Microsoft and device partners are evolving IT in education as we know it through innovative form factors and features. [1:55] How wou...
What a week!  As I write this, it’s Friday March 4, 2016.. and my head is still spinning from all the terrific information I was able to take in during the March 1-3 Microsoft TechNet Virtual Conference 2016.  Several hours and sessions each day were devoted to topics that IT...
Would this fool you?  Would it fool your one of your parents?  As IT Professionals we’re supporting our businesses in many areas, not the least of which being the area of cyber-security.  So we always have our eyes and ears open to things that look a little suspicious. A...
Yung Chou, Dan Stolts and I continue our multi-part Windows 10 series.  In part 2 we showcase free tools like the User State Migration Toolkit (USMT)  that can easily migrate users and user data to Windows 10 from Windows XP, 7 and 8. __________________________ If you’r...
Yung Chou, Dan Stolts, and I kick off a new multi-part Windows 10 series.  In Part 1 we discuss the many ways you can deploy, upgrade and manage Windows 10 in your Enterprise environment. __________________________ If you’re interested in learning more about the products or ...
In part 3 of our Windows 10 and App Compatibility series, “The App Compat Guy” Chris Jackson and I discuss the enigma that is the Edge web browser found in Windows 10. Why is it here?  Why do we need a new browser?  And more importantly, will it work with my web a...
“The App Compat Guy” Chris Jackson and yours truly are back for part 2 in our Windows 10 and App Compatibility series.  In today’s episode we discuss Internet Explorer and what to do about compatibility concerns for your web applications. Next Steps Learn: Azure Remote...
In this episode I welcome the “App Compat Guy” himself, Chris Jackson to the show, as we kick off a 3 part series on Windows 10 and App Compatibility. In part 1 we address concerns surrounding application or scenario compatibility during the move to Windows 10. Next Steps Learn: Azure ...
Greetings! While my team and I have been busily traveling around delivering “Ignite Your Business” events, speaking to literally thousands of IT Professionals about the benefits of Windows 10 in their business, Microsoft has continued to roll-out new business-focused features; both in ...
Connect. Learn. Innovate. Whether you’re a Technical Decision Maker, IT Professional or Developer – Ignite Your Business is the event to attend. Learn why Windows 10 is the best platform for business. Connect with our valued partners at the showcase, engage with experts and get h...
The title of this article was my reaction when I saw the news.  And I was even more excited when I read that I already have the Windows 10 Insider fast ring preview installed (build 10565) that will allow me to try it out!  Considering that my work machine I have installed it...
This is next in a series of articles highlighting the Startup companies that participated in the recent Beta.MN 2.5 event, held Sept 8, 2015 in Minneapolis, MN. As we age, how do we keep track of things?  Or, for those of you who are (much) younger than me, how might we help our aging ...
Drew McDaniel and I are back for part 2 in our "Dev-Test Starts with IT" series and in this episode they dive into some of the details on how enterprise applications can be tested and managed on Azure.       [1:25] So Azure can be used for testing Enterp...
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the tasks: Start a Virtual Machine Stop a Virtual Machine Restart a Virtual Machin...
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task “Removing a Resource Group in Azure” I hope you find it useful!
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task “Displaying Information about a Virtual Machine in Microsoft Azure with Powe...
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task “Deploy Multi-VM App with a Virtual Network and Load Balancer in Azure Resou...
In Part 5 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton and I discuss the many benefits of Microsoft Intune, which allows organizations to provide employees with access to corporate software, data, and resources from virtually anywhere and on almost any device.  ______________ If y...
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task “Create a Custom Virtual Machine Image in Azure Resource Manager with PowerS...
I recently recorded this video as a companion to the Azure Documentation page – “Deploy and manage virtual machines using Azure Resource Manager templates and PowerShell”, and specifically showing off the task “Deploy a Windows Virtual Machine” I hope you find it useful!