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
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
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
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
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!
For the third year in a row the Springboard Bus Tour will hit the road leading up to TechEd. If you have never met the bus you are missing out, because it delivers expert advice, great learning, and huge career benefits to IT Pros. It delivers answers to questions you may have been having about … Continue reading Get on the Bus!
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!