My Hands-Off Review of Surface Studio

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

I don’t have a Surface Studio. My access to one was limited to a 10 minute play in a Microsoft Store in Bellevue, WA last month. But I did have that limited hands-on, I know the specs, and I’ve listened to & read other reviews. So I have my opinions on this headline-making PC from Microsoft [...]

Podcast Recording: Talking WS2016 on AnexiPod

December 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

I recently recorded a podcast with Ned Bellavance of Anexinet, where we talked about Windows Server 2016 for nearly an hour. Tune in and hear what’s up with the latest version of Microsoft’s server operating system, Hyper-V, storage, cloud, and more! Technorati Tags: Windows Server [...]

Understand Azure’s New VM Naming Standards

November 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

This post will explain how you can quickly understand the new naming standards for Azure VM sizes. My role has given me the opportunity to see how people struggle with picking a series or size of a VM in Azure. Faced with so many options, many people freeze, and never get beyond talking about using [...]

Wrapping Up MVP Summit 2016

November 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

I’ve spent the last week at Microsoft head quarters in Redmond, WA, staying at the nearby Bellevue, WA, with 1000-2000 other MVPs from around the world. I can’t share specifics – the first rule of Summit is that you don’t talk about Summit – but I can tell you that it’s always an [...]

Seeding Azure Backup Using Secure Disk Transfer

November 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Microsoft’s online backup service, Azure Backup, was recently updated to greatly improve how the first big backup is done to the cloud. These improvements impacted the Azure Backup MARS agent, Microsoft Azure Backup Server, and System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). I recently recorded a [...]

Microsoft Increasing Prices in the UK

October 24, 2016 // 2 Comments

Microsoft announced late last week that prices will be increasing in the UK from January 1st. This has been expected for a while in the channel after the crash of Sterling versus the Euro and the US Dollar (the currency that Microsoft is based on). FYI, Microsoft has price lists in different [...]
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