Welcome to the new world of SaaSSSO… :)

יום שלישי, ספטמבר 10, 2013

  I love this quote by the famous hokey player, Wayne Gretzky. When asked why he is soo successful he said…"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been". SaaS is where the puck is going…and as organizations move to cloud based applications, specifically, software as a service (SaaS) applications such as Office 365, Box and Salesforce, SSO is becoming a challenge. Managing many user accounts and passwords has always been a challenge. Imagine having to manage multiple applications on premises and now in the cloud… Organizations can (or...

Security features in the new and improved Office 365 Enterprise preview!

יום חמישי, אוגוסט 23, 2012

  I have to start by saying that I am totally blown away…what a year…everything, and I mean everything at Microsoft is changing, evolving and integrating like never before… I think that never before ,means in this case, that that we are at a point in time were it is ALL coming together in a new era of computing and a new era for Microsoft. Every product in the lineup is new and improved..and that means everything! Windows, (8 and 2012), Office, Office 365, SQL, Visual Studio, Exchange, System Center, Windows Phone, CRM, XBOX…you...

Windows 8 has new policy to prevent users from being connected to your corporate network and an external wireless network–and vise versa!

Many customers in the past have asked for this feature…and I know that there are even some products that have tried to fill this gap…now it is just a part of group policy on our Windows 8 machines… Essentially, you can control your organization’s machines and network stack to ensure that your machines do not connect to your internal corporate network and the internet for example…basically not allowing that bridge to occur. This is another great Windows 8 security feature…amongst many may more… Some I really like are the new Secure boot, Bit locker and...
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Taking a look at the Windows 2012 Online Backup to Azure Feature!

יום שני, יולי 23, 2012

Windows 2012 is packed with features, one of the very cool ones is online backup. What this feature essentially does is enables you to back up the contents of a server to Azure. As we will see in the post. Windows Azure Online Backup is a two-part process. First it requires that you sign up for a subscription to the service and then install the management software (Windows Azure Online Backup Agent that supports Windows Azure Online Backup and the Windows Server Backup feature). You can perform these steps at the following links... ...

Windows Server 2012 final release timing!!! –repost

יום שני, יולי 9, 2012

http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/07/09/windows-server-2012-final-release-timing.aspx Today Microsoft is kicking off an exciting week at our Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto.  Windows Server 2012 will be a focus of attention at the event, of course, and it is nearing final release.  In fact, at the conference we are announcing that Windows Server 2012 will be released to manufacturing in the first week of August.  The code will be complete and we will begin delivering it to our hardware partners.  Then, the product will be generally available to customers worldwide through multiple channels in September. You, our customers and partners, have downloaded...
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Manage and Monitor On-Premise Private Cloud and Cloud Applications seamlessly…the all new System Center! (VIDEO)

יום חמישי, מאי 31, 2012

The other day, I was asked about how to manage and monitor applications from Development to Production…and how can we monitor the application in each of the standard development lifecycle environments…DEV, TEST, Staging and PROD (or whatever you might have in your environment…) System Center 2012 and the various components all come together to manage (Build, Scale, Update) and Monitor (Infra, Networking, Server Application Performance and Client Application Performance…amongst many other capabilities…) I found a few great resources that I wanted to share with you, and I really think that you will like what you see…dynamic...

Locking Down Your Environment! Security Compliance Manger aka: SCM 2.5 Just Released!

יום רביעי, אפריל 4, 2012

For anyone that is looking to lock down their systems, please take a look at the new SCM…just released to the download center! The Microsoft Security Compliance Manager has baselines and specific threats and Countermeasures for every setting for your servers (and Roles) and applications (at least the ones included in the tool, which is a lot). Once you build your baseline and any changes (you can compare the two) meaning that the Microsoft baseline recommendation and any specific changes you have made and see the implications of that change. In addition, you can...

The Case of the Unexplained Exploding Iphone…

יום שבת, מרץ 24, 2012

I love my Windows Phone 7…it’s a great OS running on a Samsung Focus Flash Machine… Every time I take it out, people always ask about it…and I tell them that I also have a few other devices that I use (devices I gathered along the way…). One of them used to be this…IPhone…I don’t know exactly what happened…but…I just had to share…and ask if anyone has encountered something like this… Imagine, you are enjoying your smartphone…talking,listening to music…angry birds…and then ALL of a sudden…you hear a noise, and it starts to blow...

Dynamic Optimization in SCVMM 2012…Super Cool!

יום חמישי, מרץ 22, 2012

  With SCVMM 2012 (and the whole suite) coming out next month…there are a lot of super cool features that I think that ITPROs will really want to leverage… One of them, is Dynamic Optimization!     During Dynamic Optimization, VMM migrates virtual machines within a host cluster to improve load balancing among hosts and to correct any placement constraint violations for virtual machines. Dynamic Optimization can be configured on a host group, to migrate virtual machines within host clusters with a specified frequency and aggressiveness. ...

Windows 8 SLAT–Coreinfo.exe update

יום שלישי, מרץ 20, 2012

Hi there, Some of you might have seen my post in regards to Coreinfo.exe from sysinternals in regards to checking if your servers (CPUs) have SLAT (Second Level Address Translation) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc835722 Just a quick update to something we found in the field for those of you that have the Hyper-V Role enabled…it turns out that the tool needs to be run without Hyper-V enabled in order to verify correctly if you have SLAT… In essence…you have two three options (good to know before hand) 1) Check before you enable hyper-V 2) Check...
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