Michael Otey

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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Articles
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
Intel Xeon processor chip
Top 10 Intel Xeon E7 v2 Ivy Bridge-EX Features
Intel's newest Xeon E7 v2 sets new performance heights with 15 cores per CPU and supports up to 4TB of RAM.
cardboard box with words NEW ARRIVALS written on front
Top Ten: New Features in SQL Server 2014
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2014 just two years after releasing SQL Server 2012, but Microsoft has stepped up its game and added a handful of exciting new features.
HotLink DR Express provides VMware Disaster Recovery to Amazon
Learn about Hotlink's cloud-based DR for VMware.
Top Ten: Windows 8.1 Apps for IT Pros 4
The Windows Store has over 130,000 apps for Windows 8, and although there are certainly a number of fun apps to install, some apps are bound to be more useful in the workplace than Angry Birds.
Green and white express train with clouds in background.
Microsoft Announces Windows Azure ExpressRoute
Windows Azure ExpressRoute enables enterprises extend their private networks to Windows Azure using fast, low-latency network connections.
First Look: NEC Express5800/A2000
Michael Otey takes a first look at the new NEC Express5800/A2000 enterprise servers.
First Look: HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8
Michael Otey takes a first look at the new HP ProLiant DL580 Gen8 enterprise server.
Hyper-V Support for Mission-Critical Workloads
Microsoft made many fundamental changes in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. These changes significantly increase performance and scalability, boost basic VM scalability maximums, and embody several underlying architectural changes.
Seamless Hybrid Storage with StorSimple
Wouldn’t it be great if you could optimize your local storage with a high performance SSD- and SAS-tiered SAN and then automatically back up all your data to the cloud? Wouldn’t you like to be able to download that data from the cloud to your data centers for disaster recovery?
Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery
While a lot of businesses are hesitant to jump into the cloud with their production workloads because of trust, security, performance, and availability concerns, there are some places where using the cloud can make a lot of sense. Two of them are in the area of backup and disaster recovery. First, let’s have a look at some of the Windows Azure options for backup and recovery and second, we’ll look into some of the available options for business continuity and disaster recovery.
Recovery road sign in the clouds
Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager Protects Hyper-V VMs
If you think that Microsoft lags behind VMware in virtual machine (VM) site protection, you might want to take a look at Microsoft's new Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager.
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