Windows Server 2019 Announced for H2 2018

March 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last night, Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2019 would be released, generally available, in the second half of 2018. I suspect that the big bash will be Ignite in Orlando at the end of September, possibly with a release that week, but maybe in October – that’s been the pattern lately. [...]

Thank You Mark Minasi @mminasi

March 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

A friend of mine, and a man who has influenced many IT careers around the world, is retiring. This week, Mark Minasi was at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue/Redmond to say farewell to many of his friends from across the globe. I’m taking this opportunity to say “thank you”. I’m in a [...]

Aidan 2, Vodafone 0

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed my escalation (phase 2) against Vodafone Ireland to get my issues resolved or my contract cancelled. I wrote a post, which was a diary of my costs and difficulties in trying to get a normal phone service from the telecoms company; I’d [...]

First Cloud Mechanix Azure Course Completed

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

Last week, I delivered my first ever Cloud Mechanix Azure training course, to a full room in the Lancaster Gate area of London, UK. It was a jam-packed full 2 days of Azure storage, networking, virtual machines, backup, DR, security, and management, with lots of hands-on labs. Half the attendees [...]

How Bad is Vodafone Ireland’s Mobile Phone Service?

February 25, 2018 // 4 Comments

Let me tell you a tale … a tale of a contracted-for and paid-for service mobile phone Internet & SMS/Text data services that Vodafone Ireland is failing to provide me with. The Outage This tale of woe starts on Thursday 15th February. I was on the road to visit a client in Limerick (I live in [...]

There Are Now 730 Hours In An Azure Month

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It was only back in November that we noticed, at work, that the average Azure month had shrunk to 732 hours, the average length of a month in a leap year. It appears that Azure has moved a little closer to the sun, because the average Azure month has just shrunk to 730 hours. Where does 730 come [...]
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