Michael Dragone


Michael Dragone is a contributing editor for Windows IT Pro and a senior network engineer. He holds MCDST, MCSE: Messaging, MCTS, and MCITP credentials and remembers when Windows IT Pro was called Windows NT Magazine.

Getting Started with Windows Server VMs on Windows Azure IaaS
IT pros will be pleasantly surprised by this free, easy-to-run solution. This article focuses on getting a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM running on Windows Azure's IaaS offering and connecting to it via Microsoft RDP.
Enterprise iSCSI SANs
If your storage needs have grown beyond what you can comfortably handle with locally attached storage, take a look at iSCSI SANs.
Review: Apple iPad for the IT Pro
No matter whether you're browsing the web, watching movies, reading books, or playing games, iPad is an ideal content-consumption device. But what about using it for "real work"? This IT pro put it to the test.
Market Watch: Backup Appliances 2
Backups are much more complicated nowadays. Backup appliances can help you produce quality backups consistently, with as little impact to production operations as possible.
Review: Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook
The Acer Aspire S3 ultrabook is a solid addition to the burgeoning ultrabook market segment.
Hybrid Solid State Disk Solutions 1
Hybrid solid state disk (SSD) solutions balance the lower price and larger capacity of hard disk drives with the higher performance and reliability offered by SSDs.
Review: Fluke Networks' AirMagnet Wi-Fi Analyzer Pro
Although there are many free utilities you can use to analyze and troubleshoot wireless networks, this product goes above and beyond their capabilities.
Market Watch: Enterprise UPS
In the event of a power loss, a UPS can protect your critical data and systems.
Getting Started with Windows Server on Amazon Web Services
Don't fear the cloud! Learn how to run Windows Server as an instance on AWS.
Wi-Fi Best Practices
Learn some common-sense best practices related to radio spectrum bands, channel selection, and security that you can implement to enhance the security, reliability, and availability of your Wi-Fi setup.
Review: PowerShell Plus 4.0
This IDE’s features make it a useful tool for PowerShell users.
Product Review: System Mechanic Business 10
The author tested this repair tool to see if it lives up to the company’s claims to automatically fix and speed up PCs.
Review: Network Inventory Advisor
In a crowded field of network inventory software, Network Inventory Advisor manages to impress by delivering highly detailed and easily configurable reporting.
5 Easy Tips for Protecting Your SMB Network
Documenting your network and keeping it up to date is a top priority in today's world. Use simple spreadsheets or advanced tools to do so.
Review: Spiceworks 4.5 3
Management, monitoring, inventory control, and a ticketing system, all in one package--and it’s free!
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