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How to Become a Microsoft MVP

I’ve been a Microsoft MVP since 2003-2004. Over the years, the number one question on my personal FAQ is “How do I become a Microsoft MVP?” So, let’s answer that…

How to Configure an Office 365 Tenant

Introduction I’m going to look at the basic steps required for setting up an Office 365 tenant. There are a few ways you can purchase Office 365. There’s the good…

SolarWinds Lab Episode 81: Debunking the Cloud Hype Curve With Microsoft Azure Advocate Rick Claus

Hype isn’t helpful, especially in IT. And cloud has now reached a special status: Zombie Hype. It just keeps coming back over and over. In this session, Microsoft Cloud Lead…

Public Cloud: All Aboard the Hype Train!

We’ve all heard it before. “The cloud is the future!” “We need to move to the cloud!” “The on-premises data center is dead.” If you believe the analysts and marketing…

Maximize Your Microsoft Ecosystem Performance

Microsoft offers some of its own monitoring options, such as System Center and Windows Admin Center. Federal IT pros can optimize performance by including additional monitoring strategies such as monitoring…

Who Moved My Active Directory?

Active Directory is the backbone to so many things that run your business. But recent years have brought significant change to this once predictable and reliable tool. As your infrastructure…

2012 Upgrade Grief Therapy

Every now and then engineers get excited – giddy even – by the words “time to upgrade.” Who doesn’t love new features, better performance, and bug fixes? But too often…

SolarWinds Lab Episode 80: Installing SolarWinds Products From the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Installing IT packaged applications has changed over the decades, from floppies, to CDs to, to downloads, to flash. You grab the binaries, configure dependencies, install, and smoke-test. But all that…

Why Businesses Don’t Want Machine Learning or Artificial Intelligence

Did you come here hoping to read a summary of the past 5+ years of my research on self-driving, autonomous vehicles, Tesla, and TNC businesses? Well, you’re in luck… that’s…

Women in Tech, Upskilling, and Cloud Strategy — SolarWinds TechPod 013

Phoummala Schmitt opens up to host Alex Navarro about the unconventional career path that led her to becoming a Microsoft advocate. Listen in as they discuss taking control of your…