Month: June 2015

How All-Flash Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is changing the Data Center – June 16, 2015 Calgary, AB

    Registration:   Abstract: Hyper-Converged infrastructure is transforming the economics, performance and complexity of the datacentre. Gridstore introduced the first all-flash hyper-Converged infrastructure purpose built for the Microsoft cloud.  Customers are achieving performance levels that are 10X faster using 75% less infrastructure and 4X lower TCO. Gridstore founder and CTO Kelly Murphy will provide an overview of hyper-Converged infrastructure and how it can transform the datacentre from traditional infrastructure. Kelly will also outline the pros and cons of different approaches to hyper-Convergence. Subject to availability, Dave Kawula, Microsoft MVP and founder of TriCon Elite, will provide a demo of what it takes to deploy and manage Gridstore’s all-flash hyper-Converged infrastructure. Don’t miss this event!  Event Details: Date:                     Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 Welcome Time:     6:00 pm (Registration and Networking) Start Time:            6:30 pm Finish Time:          8:30 pm Venue:                  Tillyard Management Conference Room                              (Adjacent to Alberta Blue Cross office)                               715 5 Ave SW Calgary AB T2P 2X6 Cost:                      Guests and Future CIC Members – $25.00                               New/Renewing CIC Members      – $65.00                               New/Renewing Student Members – $25.00                               Current CIC Members                 – FREE Payment:               VISA/MasterCard via EventBrite (+fees)                               Contact us for payment via:                               1.  Cash (at the door)                               2.  Cheque (at the door)                               3.  Interac e-Transfer (prior to event)                               4.  Invoice your employer (prior to event)   Note: New memberships are valid through December 31 2015. Guest fees will be credited to guests joining CIC within 30 days. ...

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MVPDays Facebook Fan Site

If you are looking to follow our announcements for the MVPDays Community including. Sessions, photos, recordings, speaker announcements, and much more. Go to Also don’t forget to register for this year’s show at You can use promocode: earlybird15 to get in for free until the end of June   Enjoy,  ...

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Introduction to Hyper-V Management for the VMware Admin

Join 5Nine Software for a free webinar on June 18!   Featuring Symon Perriman and Alex Karavanov from 5Nine Software. Hyper-V can be overwhelming for new users or VMware administrators managing Microsoft virtualization for the first time. In this technical webinar, you will learn about the key differences in virtualization management between vCenter and Hyper-V from Symon Perriman, former Microsoft virtualization worldwide technical lead and VMware Certified Professional. Gets tips about how to migrate VMware VMs to Hyper-V with the free 5nine V2V Easy Converter, then see how to manage the Hyper-V VMs, networks, storage, hosts and clusters with 5nine Manager, which looks and feels like vCenter. Finally you will learn best practices about how to secure your new virtualized environment with 5nine Cloud Security, the only agentless alternative to vShield. Ask your tough questions and see how 5nine Software has taken the best of VMware and applied it to Hyper-V! This webcast is running at two different times for your convenience:   June 18, 2015, 10 am GMT Register Now   June 18, 2015, 8 am PDT Register...

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Overview of Patch Solution

When I decided to write PatchSolution it was to solve some very specific issues with a customer that I was working with. I am really pleased to now be able to start documenting this and sharing with the community. When looking at PatchSolution below is the Architecture that we used when building it Remember PatchSolution is free and can be downloaded from Components Automatic Updates WSUS Patch Solution Scripts Scheduled Task Group Policy Configuring Computer Maintenance Windows Automatic Updates Most organizations will have an installation of WSUS. This minimizes the amount of updates that needs to be downloaded from the internet and distributed to servers or workstations. In turn, these devices have been configured to use WSUS. By default, download and install the patches at 03:00. This is so far away from a optimal solution for any company, regardless of size. There are many ways to configure automatic updates to download and install or notify the users or administrators to install patches. The Patch Solution aims at simplifying and centralizing the process. The Patch Solution is basically a wrapper that calls into the Windows Update API and forces it to do a update scan. Now again, as this uses the general Windows Updates API, if the computer is target to use the Microsoft Updates servers on the internet, then it will do just that. Of course after the...

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