Coming Microsoft Reorg to Support Cloud-First Strategy: Report Commented on: 2 weeks ago (July 6, 2017)

Most tech pros have worked for several firms in their lives. If the gig at MSFT is over , then it's over. I have known more than a few techs that were fired and then rehired by MSFT....

Microsoft Ends Mainstream Support for Windows 7 on January 13 Commented on: 2 years ago (January 13, 2015)

Still someone calls me and ask if I have an old copy of XP to run "Old Software". /:<

Does Microsoft Hate IT Pros? Commented on: 2 years ago (September 29, 2014)

In business it's about growth of the business. Yes, there is maintenance, but growth is what it is about. In the beginning, IT folks or rather those that saw the potential of having a machine...

First-Hand Account of Being Fired by Microsoft Commented on: 3 years ago (July 22, 2014)

It's tough when you think your going to be at a job for life.

I never had that problem. My view of the system around me is that everything is a rental.
Except for human relationships...

The Death of the Windows Desktop Commented on: 3 years ago (September 18, 2013)

Ok, Curt Spanburgh here. Paul I think it's hard to say what you are trying to say and the reception of what you and many of us are saying is that the user is changing and expectations are changing...

The Age of the Rapid Release Cycle Commented on: 4 years ago (July 6, 2013)

Microsoft already has killer touch business applications that work on a Windows Tablet. But they are also working on other tablets as well and are touch enabled. The recent first quarter release...

Surprisingly Strong Quarter Suggests Microsoft Transition Is On Track Commented on: 4 years ago (April 22, 2013)

What does Amy's article mean for the individual IT Pro? Oddly enough, so many tech folks rebelled at the change to the world that they helped to create. From my clients to even writers for this...

Maybe Domain Membership Is Passé? Commented on: 5 years ago (April 24, 2012) All sounds great except that I can't tell you how many "tech" folks call me and tell me that they have some error in their browser that talks about installing an certificate. Why am I...
A Tale of Two Cmdlets Commented on: 5 years ago (March 25, 2012) Great Piece Mark, and the title is perfect. Thanks. I'll be trying this in the lab and pointing my clients to it. Curt Spanburgh
Comparative Review: Active Directory Auditing Tools Commented on: 5 years ago (September 2, 2011) Informative article on tools that can help firms pass SOX and HIPPA requirements. Eric helps us address security and business concerns with this review. Working with Eric in the Minasi group, his IT...
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