Mystery certification on your transcript? A freebee?

I received a congratulatory email from Microsoft MCP program today informing me that I was now an MCSE: Communication. Coincidentally, I had taken and passed 74-409 yesterday, but that was […]

Microsoft ends AOL AIM Connectivity

UPDATE: The article was written with limited context I have from Microsoft notification in my email. What I have learned is that it wasn’t Microsoft’s decision but AOL’s to stop […]

Routing for Hyper-V Lab – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed how you can route between VMs on same host using networks connected to “Internal” virtual switch. Now let’s look at how to […]

Routing for Hyper-V Lab – Part 1

Most of us IT Pros usually have a lab of some kind. Mostly running some form of virtualization and if you are Microsoft savvy, chances are you are running Hyper-V […]

Book Review – PowerShell 3.0 Advanced Administration Handbook

Automation of mundane daily chores of any IT establishment is essential in today’s world. I would rather spend a day to automate a task that takes only 5 minutes to […]

Microsoft kills Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCM/MCSM)

What could be worse than a sneaky email, stealthily dropped into your mailbox at 1AM Saturday morning if you are in Eastern Time zone in USA, letting you know that […]

Book Review – Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 PowerShell Cookbook (Second Edition)

Among other books that I have reviewed in past, I had pleasure reviewing Mike’s “Microsoft Exchange 2010 PowerShell Cookbook” when it was release in 2011. So, when PACKT Publishing asked […]

Unexplained case of erratic keyboard…

If you have been in IT long enough, you know very well that trouble seeks you out at most opportune moment. Just when you need your computer the most for […]

Introducing LoadMaster for Windows Azure

As an individual responsible for product research, it is part of my job to be on the lookout for developing trends and new opportunities where our products can deliver value. […]

Who owns Phone Number 443-524-7375?

Over last few months, I have been hearing complaints from people I have never met, nor known by any means. And what do they have to say? Stop calling me!!! […]