A Cloud First IT Career

I have been working in IT for over 20 years now with a broad background that began in programming with client and server-side web development (JavaScript, Java Servlets/JSP, and PHP) and quickly moved into systems and networking. I have had some conversations lately that have got me thinking, how does someone start a new career … Continue reading A Cloud First IT Career

Azure Certifications – All Roads Start HERE

You may have noticed that the Azure certifications have been revamped over the past year, or so. They are now role-based and come in four main tracks (although others exist): Azure Administrator Associate: AZ-103 Azure Developer Associate: AZ-203 Azure Solutions Architect Expert: AZ-300 and AZ-301 Azure DevOps Engineer Expert: AZ-400 There are tons of resources … Continue reading Azure Certifications – All Roads Start HERE

Pester for Infrastructure Validation

I have been using Pester and integrated it with my dxExchange.WebServices module following HDD/TDD practices. I have wanted to start incorporating Pester testing into cloud configuration validation and management for some time, but never really got around to it. A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a Network DevOps course facilitated by Nick Russo … Continue reading Pester for Infrastructure Validation

Should the Exchange 2019 Metacache Database Actually Be Implemented?

At Ignite 2018, Microsoft outlined several details related to Exchange Server 2019 that I previously wrote about. Included was the new Metacache Database (MCDB). The purpose is fairly clear: Exchange has been optimized to offer really large mailboxes on the cheapest storage possible which was afforded by being really intelligent about read/write operation and caching … Continue reading Should the Exchange 2019 Metacache Database Actually Be Implemented?

iOS Needs Electron

The iOS experience for many apps compared to other platforms is beginning to suffer because of a lack of feature parity because iOS does not have support for Electron. What is Electron? Electron is an API for applications available on Windows, macOS, and Linux that allows developers to leverage HTML, JavaScript, and CSS (web development … Continue reading iOS Needs Electron

Quick Tip: Attaching a Mailbox to a Different Active Directory User

This post is not about taking a mailbox that has been inactive. Rather, this post is about taking an active mailbox that is already attached to an AD user and attach it to a different one. Situation: Cross-forest migrations have a lot of moving parts. It requires two AD forests with accounts or trusts established, … Continue reading Quick Tip: Attaching a Mailbox to a Different Active Directory User