Microsoft News Summary – 1 September 2014

September 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

Frak! It’s September already!?!?!?! Here’s my first update in a since last Wednesday – travel and events took priority. The big news broke late on Friday and Saturday. The moron judge presiding over the FBI/Microsoft case cancelled the stay on the order to force Microsoft to turn over [...]

Microsoft News Summary-21 May 2014

May 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

I took a break from these posts last week while I was at TechEd, and then had work catch up to do this week. Let’s get back a rockin’. There is a distinct tendency towards cloud and automation in the news of the last week. That should be no surprise. Microsoft Enhancing Office 365 ProPlus [...]

Presentation – Microsoft Azure And Hybrid Cloud

May 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

I recently presented in the MicroWarehouse and Microsoft Ireland road show to Irish Microsoft partners on the topic of the Cloud OS, comprised of Azure, Windows Server 2012 R2, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 R2. You can find the slide deck below. Microsoft Azure & Hybrid Cloud from Aidan Finn [...]

Microsoft News Summary–25th April 2014

April 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s the Microsoft news from over the last 24 hours. Linux for Windows Server Admins: the basics of Linux and logging in and exploring mounted media, and how to change between users and manage users. Windows Deployment Services (WDS) support for UEFI: This article discusses the support for [...]

Mapping The Microsoft Hybrid Cloud – Work In Progress

March 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

I am attempting to map out the infrastructure elements (not the app/dev elements) of the Microsoft hybrid cloud. This is a work in progress. If you spot any missing pieces then please comment and I will update. You’ve heard terms like Cloud OS and hybrid cloud. What do they mean? I will attempt [...]

UR1 For System Center 2012 R2 Is Available – Be Careful

January 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2, covering everything except Endpoint Protection and Configuration Manager (they’re almost a separate group). As usual with update rollups, I would caution you to let others download, install, and test this rollup. Don’t approve it [...]

Update Rollup 3 For DPM 2012 SP1 Is Fixed

August 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

It was widely reported that UR3 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Data Protection Manager had problems.  This was yet another bad update from Microsoft, providing ample evidence that you should not download/approve MSFT updates until they are at least 1 month old; why should you be the [...]

Book: Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012

June 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

A number of MVPs have contributed to a new book on DPM 2012 called Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012. Practical guidance that will help you get the most out of Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Gain insight into deploying, monitoring, and administering System [...]
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