Azure Backup MARS Agent System State Support is GA

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Microsoft announced last week that they made support for backing up system state using the MARS agent generally available. System State backup was one of those “I must have this” features that I’ve been hearing about for 3+ years. Today it’s there – update your version of the MARS agent [...]

Hit Refresh – A Book By MS CEO Satya Nadella

October 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

I recently purchased the hard back copy of Hit Refresh, the new book by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. I got it at MS Ignite, and read it on the plane between Orlando and Seattle, and Seattle and San Francisco (a week later). The book is much like an episode of the TV show, Arrow, blending today with [...]

Two Weeks Of Learning Coming To An End

October 7, 2017 // 5 Comments

I’ve been on the road for the last 2 weeks. The first week I spent in Orlando at the Microsoft Ignite conference. The second week, I was one of 600 people to attend the “Intelligent Cloud Architect Boot Camp”, run by Microsoft in Bellevue, WA, in the US Pacific Northwest. It’s been tough to [...]

My Review of Microsoft Ignite 2017

September 30, 2017 // 4 Comments

Another week of Microsoft Ignite has come to an end. I’m sitting in my hotel room, thinking back on this week, and it’s time to write a review – based on past years, emails, and phone calls, some people in MS HQ are sitting up a little straighter now Putting Minds at Rest Let’s let those [...]

The iPhone 8–After 1 Week of Ownership

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

I’ve been using the HTC One (M7 and then M9) for the last 4 years on the Three network in Ireland. I liked Android, but problems that both I and my wife had with the M9, and the lousy camera, convinced me to change handsets. And the awful degradation of the Three network and their rubbish [...]

Protect Your Data With Microsoft Azure Backup

September 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Speakers: Vijay Tandra Sistla, Principal PM Manager Aruna Somendra, Senior Program Manager Aruna is first to speak. It’s a demo-packed session. There was another session on AB during the week – that’s probably worth watching as well. All the attendees are from diverse backgrounds, and we have [...]

From IT Pros to IT Heros–With Azure DevTest Labs

September 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Claude Remillard, Group Program Manager How IT pros can make devs very happy! Reason to Exist 50% or more of infrastructure is used for non-production environment. In an old job of mine, we have dev, test, and production versions of every system. That’s a lot of money! The required life of dev [...]
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