Understanding Azure Standard Storage and Pricing

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Imagine that you’re brand new to Azure. You’ve been asked to price up a solution with some virtual machines. You use the best pricing tool for Azure and land at a page that has a bewildering collection of 12 items. You read through them, and are left none the wiser. I’m going to try cut [...]

Good Luck Jeff James

July 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

Friday was a sad day at the Petri IT Knowledgebase. It was the last day for Jeff James, the Editorial Director. You might not know Jeff’s name, but if you’ve worked in the Windows world you’ve seen his results: Jeff was Editor-in-Chief at Windows IT Pro and TechNet Magazine He was a key [...]

I Have A New Facebook Page

July 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Well, really, it’s a resuscitation of an old page. The aidanfinn.com page allows you to see the latest posts from here and my work on Petri.com in a single location. So please check it out, give it a like, and catch all the latest as it happens. Of course, I’m also on Twitter as @joe_elway, [...]

My 8th MVP Award

July 1, 2015 // 5 Comments

July 1st rolled around, and once again I was refreshing my browser nervously checking the MVP portal to see if I was still listed or not. It’s that time of year, when my MVP award for 2014-2015 expires and I find out if I am renewed for 2015-2016. Then around lunch time I noticed a change on my [...]

Let’s Get Something Straight About GUI-Less Windows Server

June 4, 2015 // 9 Comments

I have been quite vocal about a few things: Microsoft’s bashing of the GUI is unnecessary and unwarranted. I think Nano is a great idea. In fact, one of my first pieces of feedback as a Hyper-V MVP many years ago was that I wanted a version of Hyper-V that was even more stripped down than Hyper-V [...]

My Hyper-V Session At Ignite In Top 10 Most Viewed

May 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

I was awake early this morning. Normally that would leave me in a bad mood, but I checked my phone and I saw some news from Taylor Brown (the Hyper-V PM that is the public face of file-based backup and Windows Server Containers): my session at Ignite, The Hidden Treasures of Windows Server 2012 R2 [...]

Ignite 2015 – Bringing Azure to your Datacenter

May 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

I am live blogging this session (or attempting to on this crappy wifi). Press F5 to see more. Speakers: Jeffrey Snover and Mark Russinovich Yesterday It held back business. “Do you really need a server?”. IT slowed things down. Difficult to see the line between IT and business operations. IT [...]

Welcome To 3CX As A Site Sponsor

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

I would like to welcome a new sponsor on my site: 3CX (@3cx). Who are 3CX? 3CX VoIP Phone System for Windows is an IP PBX / SIP proxy that completely replaces a traditional proprietary phone system. It uses standard SIP software or hardware phones, supports VoIP providers / SIP Trunks & phone [...]

A Career Of T-Shirts

March 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

I was doing a major clean-out of the darker recesses of our house recently and found many nerd-shirt, most of which were thrown out. They brought back a lot of memories. My first job out of college had me working as a UNIX developer … can you believe that!?!?! The project ended, and some of my [...]
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