Standardize your Hosts: Simplify your Life

For several years I have been speaking and writing about desktop deployment to standardize your client system environment.  What about your servers? What about your hypervisors?  A couple of years ago VMware introduced Host Profiles into vCenter Server which allow you to take all of the settings from one host and then apply them to … Continue reading Standardize your Hosts: Simplify your Life

Building the IT Camp with PowerShell Revisited

I always said I am not hard to please… I only need perfection.  So when I wrote my PowerShell script to build my environment the other day I was pleased with myself… until I realized a huge flaw in it.  Generation 1. Actually to be fair, there is nothing wrong with Generation 1 virtual machines … Continue reading Building the IT Camp with PowerShell Revisited

Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

Warning: The following post was written by a scripting luddite.  The author readily admits that he would have difficulty coding his way out of a paper bag, and if the fate of the world depended on his ability to either write code or develop software then you had better start hoarding bottled water and cans … Continue reading Managing Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

A Truly Energized Post: Sean’s experience buying his Microsoft Surface

This post was sent to me by the original Energized Tech and former Friday Funny Guy.  Sean Kearney is not only a Microsoft MVP (PowerShell), he is a good friend and certainly among the most passionate technology enthusiasts and Microsoft fans I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.  Sean will be assisting me at … Continue reading A Truly Energized Post: Sean’s experience buying his Microsoft Surface

The Haikus continue–You are getting in on it!

Following my first two published haikus on Windows Server 2012, I got my first couple of submissions from you!  Sean Kearney, Canada’s foremost PowerShell MVP and overall enthusiast, sent me a few poems of his own.  Here is the first, with two more coming (thus far, and for those of us who know Sean, there … Continue reading The Haikus continue–You are getting in on it!

The Student Has Become The Master!

Monday evening I attended the monthly user group meeting of the Wellington Waterloo IT Pro User Group (http://www.wwitpro.com/) in Kitchener, Ontario.  The topic for the evening was called Windows 7 Deployment as presented by Sean Kearney (yes, THE Sean Kearney, a.k.a. The Energized Tech, a.k.a. (the former) Friday Funny Guy!) from SWMI Consulting Group and … Continue reading The Student Has Become The Master!