Suggested Reading from Microsoft’s new Chrome Extension

Yep, Microsoft has created an extension for Google Chrome, but that should not surprise anyone anymore. Sure this one was Chrome first – I wonder if that’s like my company saying they are “Cloud First” since Microsoft does run a large public cloud. Anyhow, back to this extension for Chrome and enough chit chat. The… Read More »

Another Global Azure BootCamp in the books

The Midwest Azure User Group based in Appleton WI pulled off another successful Global Azure Bootcamp today with presentations on Virtual Machines and Networking, Azure Data Platform, Azure IoT Hub, and Azure DNS and Domain Security. The event was well attended and there was lots of learning and networking amongst attendees and speakers. Thank you… Read More »

Getting Started with Chocolatey

I have been making a slow-ish attempt to learn Chocolatey (http://www.chocolatey.org) and get to know the package manager for PowerShell. The ultimate goal is to build a script that leverages Chocolatey to rebuild my laptop occasionally. To do that, there is a good amount of work ahead.  I’ve been through the documentation for Chocolatey –… Read More »

The Seen Benefit of Open Source Documentation

Previously I posted about the fact that Microsoft has taken their documentation to the next level by moving them to GitHub – you can read about that over here – http://derekschauland.com/2018/03/12/microsoft-documentation-like-never-before-editable/. Prior to that post, I was in Redmond and got a chance to meet some of the members of the team behind http://docs.microsoft.com, color me… Read More »

A new start just before 2018

Lately it seems that the new start comes near the beginning of the year.  In late 2017 I made another change in my career to join Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group as an Infrastructure Engineer.  My focus on the infrastructure team will be Azure and the Cloud and helping the organization to move as many workloads… Read More »

Backup Your Systems with Acronis Backup 12

System backup is increasingly important consideration for Information Technology professionals and businesses they support. The organization needs a great solution that gets their data moved to a safe place to ensure files are available in the event they are needed and the technology professionals need to find a tool that can meet the business needs… Read More »