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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 [...]

Disable Auto-Playing Video Adverts In Chrome

February 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

I HATE auto-playing video adverts. They’re loud, they interrupt what I do want to watch & listen to, and they are usually inappropriate. And worse: they are appearing EVERYWHERE. I use the Chrome browser for my general stuff (IE for the Microsoft stuff). Thankfully, it’s not too hard to [...]

My Top Articles in 2014

December 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

2014 was a fun year to be a blogger in the Microsoft world. Traffic to my site continued to grow, and eventually I was forced by my web hoster to move to a dedicated virtual machine. I stayed with them for a while before moving to Azure … and that’s when my traffic more than doubled! I don’t [...]
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