Category Archives: Tech Talk

The Value Proposition of a Platform: Microsoft Win10/Office365/EM+S

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[ Update 20161004: I encourage you to watch Brad Anderson’s keynote session at Microsoft Ignite 2016 – Simply IMPRESSIVE!  ] As I have written before,  technology management has made an incredible shift over the past few years (maybe the last 3-5 years).    Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service are now the common conversations in most […]

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Android Virtual Machines

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From time to time I come across technologies and products that impress me… Last week at BriForum  2016 (  the last one – see: The End of an Era  by Jo Harder )   I saw a couple of of vendors  that I want to check further…  One of them, and the one this post is about […]

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App-V will be in Windows 10 Core!

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Great news for the App-V community…   This week, Microsoft finally announced that they will be releasing App-V  into the core of the Windows 10 operating system, and  will be available to Windows 10 enterprise license holders. The announcement was made by Microsoft’s Steve Thomas, speaking in a webinar with Flexera, As one of the early […]

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The term: InfraOps at Derbycon 2015

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This is a shout-out to  Karthik Rangarajan Daniel Tobin for bringing the topic of InfraOps   in their Derbycon 2015 presentation: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned To Love InfraOps Excellent job – loved the presentation! Their position: In the last two years, the ideal organization of security amongst other teams has been hotly debated. […]

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Brief History of DevOps

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I just ran into a great summary of the History of DevOps by Damon Edwards. Very nice explanation he published back in Sep 17, 2012  (Very glad it is still available) It is cool he mentions Andrew  Shaffer, and his 2008 presentation called  “Agile Infrastructure”   — His talk can be seen in YouTube here With all of […]

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Photo Library On the Cloud

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It is the middle of 2015 and by now I always thought I would have my photo library on the cloud.   I have tried most, if not all, of the sites out there:  Flickr, Shutterfly, SmugMug, Google Photos, Amazon Photos, and many of the cloud file-sync services (DropBox, OneDrive).    But they just do not cut […]

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Windows 10 Version Feature Comparison

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Good quick summary chart from Microsoft on the Windows 10 features  by version.. Windows 10 Enterprise will come with key features for enterprises, including Direct Access,  AppLocker, BranchCache, and Start Screen Control with Group Policy.  However, Windows 10 Pro also comes business-ready  features, like Domain Join, Bitlocker, Enterprise Mode Intenret Explorer, Assigned Access 8.1, and […]

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Newsflash: Hybrid-Cloud is Cloud

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Much has been said about hybrid-cloud infrastructures in the past few months. Hybrid cloud is a cloud computing environment which uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. Hybrid Cloud is a hot topic where the discussion focuses on data security,  costs and flexibility to market.  […]

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Windows 10 Timelines..

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AS a follow-up to my Windows 7 End of Mainstream Support posting,   several questions came in regarding the Windows 10 availability dates… ( This is based  on multiple publicly  available news stories and sources.. ) Regarding Windows 10 availability: September 2014 — Windows Technical Preview (WTP) for laptops and desktops Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program opened […]

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