Michael Otey

Michael
Otey

Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.

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Articles
Windows 10 Tech Preview Enterprise Features
Top Ten enterprise features in Windows 10
Outlook’s POP E-mail Occasionally Can’t Send 1
There have been times when I’ve been traveling and I’ve been unable to send email to the POP email account that I have in Outlook 2010. Fixing the problem is easy as changing the port settings.
Product Review: Citrix XenClient Enterprise 5.1
XenClient Enterprise 5.1 Extends Corporate Mobility
Windows IT Pro Tip: Showing All Files and Folders in Windows Server 2008 / R2
See how to show all of the files and folders in Windows Server 2008 / R2
NetApp Provides Multi-Cloud Private Storage
At the 2014 Microsoft World Partner Conference (WPC) in Washington D.C., NetApp announced their new private storage solution for multiple clouds. The new storage solution uses ONTAP storage physically located at data centers to create secure, high speed connections to Azure and Amazon.
Product Review: HP StoreEasy 5530
The HP StoreEasy 5530 provides plug-and-play highly available NAS & iSCSI storage
Product Review: HP RDX USB 3.0 Removable Disk Backup System
HP’s new RDX USB 3.0 is designed to provide fast and reliable backups for SMBs and remote offices where there might not be any technical IT resources.
Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Preview Provides Cloud-based DR
Microsoft releases Azure Site Recovery Preview
Top Ten New Features in Microsoft Azure
At TechEd 2014, new features for Microsoft Azure were announced and explained to audiences eager to learn about the new improvements. Click through examples of the top ten new features in Microsoft Azure.
VMware Log Insight Interactive Analytics screen shot
VMware’s vCenter Log Insight 2.0 Extends Windows Management
VMware recently released vCenter Log Insight 2.0—an update to the system management capabilities that will allow users to centrally collect data, troubleshoot operational problems, and solve data issues.
Essential Guide to SQL Server 2014 
Total Running Time: 164 minutes

Presented by Michael Otey

Get up to speed quickly on all the new features in SQL Server 2014 during this new eLearning course. You will learn about the editions as well how to start using the In-Memory OLTP engine for improved application performance. You also will see how to take advantage of the enhancements to AlwaysOn Availability Groups for improved availability.

Exchange 2013: Availability and Protection 
Total Running Time: 171 minutes

Presented by Tony Redmond and Paul Robichaux

In this new eLearning course, you will learn about the major new features and architectural changes in Exchange 2013. Our instructors will cover how to make the most of the high availability features in Exchange 2013, what the new Managed Availability subsystem is and does, and how to take advantage of the new Data Loss Protection features to reduce your risk of information disclosure.

Product Review: HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8
The HP DL580 Gen8 is an Enterprise-level powerhouse server, tested and reviewed by Mike Otey.
Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage illustrated on laptop.
Take Advantage of OneDrive Groups 2
OneDrive Groups enables you to create a document-centric store that can be accessed and even co-owned by multiple people, which makes it a great tool for collaborating on documents and other projects.
Top Ten: New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1
Your guide to the new features in Windows 8.1 Update 1
Master-Level Microsoft Stack Training with John Savill

Get 30 hours of comprehensive training covering the complete Microsoft solution stack. Invest a few hours each week and become the #1 Microsoft expert in your organization.

Semester 1: October 30th to December 4th
Semester 2: January 22nd to February 19th

John Savill will cover topics including:

* Deploying, Managing, and Maintaining Windows
* Key Features of Active Directory from Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2012
* Key elements of System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 R2
* Deploying, Migrating to and Managing Hyper-V in Your Organization
* Implementing a Private Cloud
* Using PowerShell to Automate Common Tasks
* PLUS a preview of Windows 10

 

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