Michael Otey


Michael Otey, senior contributing editor 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. He also previously served as technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro. Email him at mikeo@teca.com
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Check out the top ten new features coming in Windows Server 2016
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Q & A: Expanding VHDX files
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Find out what you need to know about Microsoft's upcoming Nano Server
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Q: I’m just getting started with PowerShell. I know how to make variable and assign values to them within a script but how can I prompt for user input and then assign that input to a variable?

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Get the Latest Updates for Windows 10 Tech Preview Now
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Windows 10 Tech Preview Enterprise Features
Top Ten enterprise features in Windows 10
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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.
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XenClient Enterprise 5.1 Extends Corporate Mobility
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