Oct 02

How Secure is Windows Azure … Microsoft First Public Cloud Provider To Be Granted FedRAMP Security Authorization

Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO The Federal … Continue reading

Jan 02

Where Is The Best Virtualization and Cloud Technical Content?

VTUG is looking for the best online technical content in the world.  Why?  Because our members spend hours upon hours doing research duplicating the research process literally millions of times!  VTUG wants to aggregate the best content on their site … Continue reading

Jun 22

Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am … Continue reading

Mar 16

IT-Pro Tech Update 2012 Event Coming May 2nd To Providence–Great Lineup!

IT Pro Tech Update 2012 On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as … Continue reading

Jun 08

How To Open Firewall Port 1433 for SQL Server Database Engine For Use With SCOM (or anything else)

In this very short video, I walk you through the step by step process of opening the 1433 firewall port for SQL Server.  I am doing it because I am setting up a new System Center Operations manager server but … Continue reading

Jul 14

Hyper-V Architecture Poster

Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components. It highlights key Hyper-V components including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots … Continue reading

Jul 13

Management and Security on Tap – Changes To Technology Focus Area For New Fiscal Year

   A New Way Of Doing Business I am an IT Pro Evangelist in the US East Region (Developer and Platform Evangelism [DPE]).  Starting FY11 (July 2010) we are changing our way of doing business so ITE’s (that’s me) are … Continue reading

Apr 18

Hyper-V Security 101 – Virtualization Administration Delegation of Hyper-V and SCVMM

When running Hyper-V you do not need to be at the console to manage your virtualization platform.  In fact, it is strongly recommended that you delegate these rights.  If you let someone login to a server with administrative permissions they … Continue reading