Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange Server critical patches

Microsoft announcement Microsoft has recently identified zero-day exploits and vulnerabilities in all active Exchange Server on-premise released and has announced (March 2021) that a series of critical patches have been released for all Exchange Server on-premise versions (2013, 2016, 2019) which mitigate the vulnerabilities. Exchange Server Online is not affected. […]

Microsoft Cloud Workshop

Microsoft Azure Cloud Migration Workshop

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Cloud Migration Workshop Microsoft has organized and is offering an Azure migration workshop to numerous target audiences across multiple regions. It is one of the many Microsoft Cloud Workshops available on Azure technologies. In this Microsoft workshop, you will learn how to design a migration strategy […]

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer

Overview Becoming a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) is a demanding but also rewarding process. Since I am embarking on this learning and training journey, I would like to share some basic knowledge about how to become a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Pre-requisites Must attain the CompTIA CTT+ certification and have one […]

Azure LightHouse

Using Azure Lighthouse for cross-tenant and multi-tenant management

What is Azure Lighthouse? Azure Lighthouse enables cross- and multi-tenant management, allowing for higher automation, scalability, and enhanced governance across resources and tenants. With Azure Lighthouse, service providers can deliver managed services using comprehensive and robust management tooling built into the Azure platform. This offering can also benefit enterprise IT […]

New research collaboration will accelerate the path to a commercial-scale quantum computer

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the creation of several multidisciplinary Quantum Information Science Research Centers in support of the National Quantum Initiative. Today marks one of the U.S. government’s largest investments in this field. It is also a noteworthy moment for Microsoft, which is providing scientific leadership, […]

windows user profiles and folder redirection

Windows User Profiles and Folder Redirection options

Introduction There are various technologies available in Windows client and server operating systems for managing user profiles and folder redirection in an Active Directory environment. User profiles and folder redirection are methodologies used for accomplishing User State virtualization, also most recently called User Experience virtualization (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/configuration/ue-v/uev-for-windows). User profiles fall inside […]

Recommended services for on-prem virtualization infrastructures

When deploying an on-prem virtualization infrastructure (which could also be thought of as a private cloud with the sole customer being the enterprise/organization itself) the following services and server roles should be considered in order to achieve a complete virtualization solution: Directory services. As an example, Microsoft Windows Server Active […]