Tag: <span>Microsoft</span>

AWS Managed Active Directory, Day 2 Operations

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Part 1 – The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory Introduction In the previous blog post I brought you up to speed on what the AWS Managed Active Directory capability was and how to initially…




The 101: What is AWS Managed Active Directory?

Disclaimer: This is a personal weblog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer. Within the AWS Cloud, there are a few ways to connect cloud-hosted resources a Microsoft Active Directory environment. Typically, administrators are in the habit of configuring Windows Servers and then adding the Active Directory Domain Services…




How much do you know about being a Microsoft MVP?

The Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) Award is one way that Microsoft celebrates individuals for their contributions to the greater IT Community. I’m happy to say that I have been awared my 3rd Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award in the area of Cloud and Datacenter Management. Having been included in several IT Community recognition awards,…




Troubleshooting Hyper-V performance on Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Last year at Microsoft Ignite 2017 in Orlando, I delivered several well received theater sessions on Troubleshooting Hyper-V performance on Windows Server 2016 Core. Today, I delivered an updated version of this discussion with my friend over at MVPDays as part of their March vConference. This session was definitely a fun one to put together,…




Dude, Where’s my Server?!?

Welcome to Episode 30 of Interview with an MVP! In this episode I had the opportunity to join fellow MVP, Dave Kawula at the Microsoft Channel 9 Studios in Redmond, Washington! This is definitely one you’ll want to turn up the speakers for 🙂 https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Interview-with-an-MVP/Episode-30-Dude-Wheres-my-Server/player




How To: Veeam Cloud Connect Replication and Partial Failover to Microsoft Azure

Hey CDub here – Happy Friday the 13th! This is blog post is meant to completely document the entire process of getting Veeam Backup & Replication Replication operating with Veeam Cloud Connect running in Microsoft Azure and able to perform a partial failover of a Hyper-V replica. Earlier this year at Microsoft Build the public announcement…




Experience the Magic that Windows Server 2016 and ReFS Provide to YOUR Next Backup Repository

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MVPDays/MVPDays2017RoadShow/Experience-the-Magic-that-Windows-Server-2016-and-ReFS-Provide-to-YOUR-Next-Backup-Repository/player#autoplay Advanced integration with Microsoft’s ReFS 3.0, enables fast clone technology that provides 10x faster creation and transformation of synthetic full backup files without physically moving data blocks and thus dramatically reducing load on backup storage, spaceless full backup technology that makes raw disk storage rival the capacity efficiencies of a deduplication appliance, and more…




Hyper-V 2016 Cool Feature: PowerShell Direct

PowerShell is a great tool for remotely administering and managing virtual and physical machines. Physical machines do offer the ability of connecting to their DRAC, iLO or Remote KVM to perform actions when there is zero network connectivity. PowerShell Direct gives IT Professionals the ability to run remote PowerShell commands against a guest Hyper-V VM…




Deep-Dive: Hyper-V 2016 Production Checkpoints

Checkpoints, also known as Snapshots in previous versions of Windows Server, are a mechanism for capturing a state of a virtual machine. Checkpoints allow a changed state to revert back to when the checkpoint was taken. When originally developed, Microsoft intended for Snapshots/Checkpoints to only be used for Development and Lab environments. It was common…




Just How Much Mail Do You Have in Office 365?

Heya happy Mondy everyone, CDub here! Obviously more and more business’ are moving their on-premises Exchange environments to Office 365 and operate all in the ‘cloud.’ While some run hybrid – meaning that they’ve still run an on-premises Exchange infrastructure in addition to their Office 365 environment. In my environment I still run Exchange on-premises…




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