This article was originally published to The Canadian IT Pro Connection.Boy has it been an exciting year… Microsoft’s busiest release year ever! On the IT Pro side we have System Center 2012 (a single product now, but truly seven distinct products for managing your environment!), Windows Server 2012, Windows 8… we have Windows Azure (which... Continue Reading →
Yesterday I began my journey to improve the world through haikus about Windows Server 2012. Here is my second Windows Server 2012 haiku! And remember… if you like the poem, you will love the product! Download your evaluation copy today! Also… if you have a poem about Windows Server, Hyper-V, Windows 8, or Office 2013... Continue Reading →
I wasn’t able to get to TechEd in Australia this year (or ever… sigh!). However the folks from Channel 9 were, and they have a lot of the sessions available on their site. I hope to find the time to sit through most of them over the next couple of weeks, but there are two... Continue Reading →
I am asked all the time what the best practices are for domain controllers in a virtualized environment. There are several that I will call out, but let’s begin with the simplest rule. You should never have ONE domain controller. This rule is not only true in virtualized environments, it is always true. If you... Continue Reading →
In 2001 I had an intern working for me at IGS Security whose name I cannot recall, but she was a student at LaSalle College, and was working toward earning her Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification. She and I did not get along very well, and she left early with a bad attitude… although... Continue Reading →
Windows Server 8: Busting the limits in Hyper-V, and comparing the numbers to VMware vSphere 5.0.