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Oct 26

How to Hide, Replace, Empty, Format (blank) values with an empty field in an Excel Pivot Table without using filters –Step-By-Step

I have been struggling with this for a while.  Excel puts the word (blank) on  a pivot table field if it does not have any data.  I want the field displayed without data.  I see in Excel 2013 there is … Continue reading

Sep 23

How To Create Windows Server for Remote Desktop (RDP) To Be Used While Port 3389 is Blocked-Azure VM Step-By-Step PLUS Anywhere Access Configuration

You could of course manually configure RDP to listen on different ports to allow connection from other standard or non-standard ports.  In my case, I need to be able to RDP to an Azure Virtual Machine from a local school … Continue reading

Sep 23

How To Move or Migrate SQL Server Workload to Azure Cloud Services – All version of SQL Server – Step-By-Step

There are many options for migrating SQL databases to Azure. With the latest technology you can move just the database and log files, or you can move the entire system.  You could move to Azure SQL Database or you could … Continue reading

Sep 23

How to Fix Login Failed for User (Microsoft SQL Server, Error: 18456) Step-By-Step – Add SQL Administrator to SQL Management Studio

In this post, I will teach you how to determine what user has administrative rights on the server as well as walk you Step-By-Step how to configure SQL Server to allow other users to login as Administrators to SQL Server.  … Continue reading

Sep 19

Monitoring Hybrid Cloud – Step-By-Step

It is always important to understand how our server workloads are doing.  Getting visibility into our systems allows us to proactively deal with future issues.  As an example, monitoring can let us know that we are running out of disk … Continue reading

Sep 12

TechNet Radio: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture

Kevin Remde and Dan Stolts continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for this … Continue reading

Sep 08

TechNet Radio: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Hybrid Cloud Virtualization

In part 4 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer tackle the topic of virtualization in a Hybrid Cloud environment. Tune in as they discuss how virtualization is no longer constrained to the … Continue reading

Sep 03

TechNet Radio: Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Planning Hybrid Cloud Networking

Kevin Remde and Keith Mayer continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” and in today’s episode they discuss various options for networking. Tune in as they go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud … Continue reading

Sep 02

How To Allow Remote Desktop Services RDP and Ping ICMP Through Windows Firewall–Step-By-Step

Create Firewall Rules in Windows 7 thru Windows Server 2012 R2  to allow RDP and ICMP traffic for you have to open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” control panel applet.  You can get here by typing “firewall” in the search … Continue reading