Build your IT Professional hands-on skills

Become now an active member of the following communities to enhance your hands-on skills on various Microsoft and Citrix technologies: http://www.spiceworks.com/ http://www.experts-exchange.com/ http://eventid.net/ http://packetlife.net/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/ http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

Citrix Cloud Provider Pack for Service Providers

Citrix Cloud Provider Pack The Citrix Cloud Provider Pack is a set of technologies which complements Citrix hosted desktop solutions to provide new levels of automation, seamless hybrid cloud experience and mobility. Source: http://blogs.citrix.com/2012/03/19/fast-moving-clouds-2/ App orchestration technology: We hear over and over again that cloud providers are looking for ways […]

Browser configuration/support for apps/desktops

Make sure that you configure your browser settings properly when accessing any sites with hosted apps/desktops, based on the Sharepoint 2013 browser general guidance. Internet Explorer: Follow instructions at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263202.aspx#configurebrowser Other browser: For information about supported browsers, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263526.aspx

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit

PowerShell Deployment Toolkit Source: https://blogs.technet.com/b/privatecloud/archive/2013/02/08/deployment-introducing-powershell-deployment-toolkit.aspx Rob Willis (MSFT) In this post, I want to provide an overview of the “PowerShell Deployment Toolkit”, or PDT. PDT is a set of scripts and knowledge that can be used to deploy… well, probably just about anything, but the samples we provide are for deployment […]

Packet sniffing: the golden tools

Packet sniffing (aka packet analyzing) can prove a very useful method in providing administrators detailed information on the communication among various servers in a hosted environment. The following tools are indispensable when it comes to packet sniffing: Microsoft Network Monitor available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=4865 . Wireshark is also a great alternative. However Microsoft […]

IP addressing and subnetting for dummies

The following resources provide a good starting point to understand and practice IP addressing and subnetting if you have no previous experience with TCP/IP networking: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/technologies_tech_note09186a00800a67f5.shtml http://www.watchguard.com/infocenter/editorial/135183.asp http://www.petri.co.il/csc_convert_ip_address_from_decimal_to_binary.htm