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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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 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
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.

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