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Drew @ Ignite 2018

I can’t wait for Microsoft Ignite 2018 this year in Orlando. I was honored to be selected as featured speaker earlier this year for this event. The list of speakers and sessions this year is incredible and I can’t believe I am able to join them as a presenter again this year. If you aren’t able to attend, all sessions (including […]

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

Upcoming Windows Features

With the release of Windows Server 2019 getting closer, let's take a look at some of the upcoming features in the latest version of Windows Server: Storage Migration Service, System Insights, and Remote Desktop Modern Infrastructure.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Cloud Computing and Cloud Development are entering the second decade

Cloud computing today is much different than it was nine years ago. Not only is the cloud different, but the developers who author code for this environment are different. Nine years ago, if someone came to you and said: “make me a website”, there were only a few ideal ways to do it. Today, they are many ways to do it. In fact, in the cloud alone there are five ways to do the same thing. With Azure the limit of scale of your system will not be Azure, the limit of scale will be you. It will be the choices you made in the design process that affect the scalability of your system. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Why Consumer Experience is Critical to Innovation

The first mistake organizations make is assuming that Digital Transformation, innovation, and disruption are the same thing. More importantly, organizations forget to include consumer experience when planning innovation. Because of this confusion, organizations are finding that their progress with Digital Transformation or DX initiatives has been too slow. A recent IDC report has predicted that by the end of this year, nearly half of organizations will have scaled their DX team. The reason for this scale is that innovation progress has been too slow relative to competitive response. 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Beer 30 - Moving to Azure with Microsoft’s Adam Burke

In this episode of Beer 30, Nathan sits down with Adam Burke, Director of Partnerships at Microsoft, to discuss why so many organizations are continuing to move away from the traditional datacenter model and up to Azure - and all the benefits they are enjoying. 

Jake Borzym by Jake Borzym

PowerShell Basics - Loops

The final article in the PowerShell basics series will look at PowerShell loops and how to use them to interact with multiple objects.  We'll specifically use the Foreach-Object command to iterate through a group of results.  Finally, we’ll review command aliases to help you read and write PowerShell more efficiently.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Testing File Server Performance

Measuring file server performance can be a little tricky.  In this post, we are going to look at each of the components that affect the speed clients can read/write to a file server.  After gathering baseline stats, we'll look at 2 different ways to test the performance of a file server: using the Windows Explorer file copy UI and using the diskspd command line tool.  We'll find that the speed shown in the Windows Explorer file copy interface isn't a reliable measurement of the disk throughput on the backend.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Is your New Product Development process broken?

When was the last time you spoke to a customer? The answer to that question typically depends on which business unit you operate in. This means there are barriers within the business on understanding what the customer needs. Even though you already have solutions for your customers; more than likely, new innovation exists to meet additional unmet needs. These unmet needs, if addressed, could allow you to enter new markets or increase the margins of existing products. What happens then if technology is required to meet those needs and the most technically capable people in the organization do not work close with customers? 

Eric Franz by Eric Franz

Introduction to WMI

The average Windows administrator has come across WMI at least a few times, maybe while troubleshooting an issue or building out a monitoring solution.  WMI is a centralized repository of information within the Windows server, and understanding how to effectively use it can simplify some administrative tasks.

Mitchell Grande by Mitchell Grande

Dynamics 365's Intelligent Integration with LinkedIn

Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn was yet another innovative move towards building a world of intelligent business applications; and even more exciting was the ready-to-use integration with Dynamics 365.

Edidiong Odiong by Edidiong Odiong

TechTalks - An Innovation Story About Cows

In this episode of #techtalks, Nathan Lasnoski illustrates how technology and innovation can improve even the most traditional industries such as milk production. 

Nathan Lasnoski by Nathan Lasnoski

Microsoft Awards Two More Concurrency Consultants as MVPs

BROOKFIELD, WI—January 10, 2017— Two Concurrency, Inc. consultants were awarded by Microsoft on January 3 as Microsoft MVPs. Drew Madelung was named an MVP in the Office Servers and Services category in recognition of his work in Office 365 and SharePoint. Bill Hughes won in the Enterprise Mobility category in honor of his work on Identity and Access solutions. 

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

Planning Your Skype for Business Voice Solution

All-in-the-cloud, on-premises, or hybrid? Whether you want (or are required) to retain functionality provided by your on-premises deployment, whether you need features that are currently available only with your on-premises voice solution, and what your plan is for moving people to the cloud depends on company’s current and future needs.

Ted Wentzel by Ted Wentzel

The Evolving World of SharePoint

Anyone who has been working with SharePoint for more than a short period of time has seen the product has go through many ups and downs. Right now I believe SharePoint is evolving to the modern age and the future looks incredibly bright. 

Drew Madelung by Drew Madelung

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