In-Depth Features


Consultant, Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer: 'My 10 Wishes for Technology'

Don't you sometimes just wish this amazing Information Technology business we're in was just a little different? That tech just worked? That there was one standard instead of eight? That security wasn't an afterthought. And that all apps weren't tested in production under the guise of DevOps?

Interview with the Creator of the Inovato Quadra (Low-Priced Raspberry Pi Alternative)

Tom Fenton continues to be impressed with the low-priced Inovato Quadra, an alternative to the Raspberry Pi, and the person behind it, Michael Burmeister-Brown.

Going Carbon-Neutral? Microsoft Has a Tool for That

From Microsoft's "sustainability cloud" to multiple Microsoft 365 emissions dashboards, there are plenty of tools available to businesses to start measuring -- and reducing -- their carbon footprints.

Smaller Companies Shine at KubeCon North America 2022

Tom goes to the Motor City and finds not all of the cool Kubernetes innovation is coming from major players.

KubeCon 2022: What It's Like to Attend an In-Person Tech Event Post-Pandemic

Tom, who's a sucker for a good auto museum, finds an upbeat, engaged live crowd with plenty of interesting exhibits and attractions in the Motor City.

Why Integrated Security Tools Are Crucial for Cybersecurity Defense

Paul Schnackenburg, the one-man Security Operations Center, talks about the MITRE ATT&CK framework, the cybersecurity kill chain, modern security threats and why an integrated suite of security tools is crucial for defense today.

In Depth: The Defender Family Is Growing

Paul Schnackenburg goes deep on what two new services offer, how they fit into the overall family of Defender products and why you should consider if they might be a good fit for your organization.

VMware Explore In-Person: What It Was Like

Tom wore many hats at the show as a regular participant, presenter, vExpert, author and also a booth worker.

Q&A with VMUG's Brad Tompkins Ahead of VMware Explore: 'Multi-Cloud Is Everything'

"The industry is going to multi-cloud. VMware is in almost every enterprise, commercial, and small business in the world. VMware is and will be a player in the future of computing."

Cooking with Azure Virtual Desktop

Paul details where this hidden gem fits, where it doesn't, why you should care and coming improvements.

The Metaverse Developer Pay Problem

How much will metaverse devs make? Will they be paid in percentages or salaries? Will they be paid in cryptocurrency? NFTs? Something else? So many questions.

How Microsoft CIEM (CloudKnox) Addresses Cloud Management Challenges

Paul's verdict: "Microsoft CIEM will be a great solution for mid-sized and larger businesses, as the problem it solves is a crucial one to get right and it's impossible to do manually."

Ignite Fall 2021 Recap: Security, Endpoint Manager, Azure (and More Security)

Paul details his personal, totally subjective highlights of the recent conference, which he found to be more substantial than some predecessors.

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Ignite In Depth: New Azure Virtual Network Manager Public Preview

The point of AVNM is to give you a centralized way to manage connectivity and security policy, scoped to subscriptions or management groups for your entire Azure estate.

First Look: Hands-On with Windows Terminal

Tom Fenton goes under the hood of Windows Terminal (currently only available in Preview Mode).

A Look at the New Azure Releases & Improvements Revealed at Build 2019

From hyperscale database engines and improvements in ML.NET 1.0, to the preview of Azure Blockchain Service and new flavors of Azure SQL Database, here's a glimpse at what was announced at the Microsoft developer conference.

3 Best Practices for Successful Backup and Disaster Recovery

Here's what to keep in mind when planning your organization's backup and DR capabilities.

What to Expect with Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Released with the Windows 10 Insider Preview, the new architecture looks to deliver a faster file system performance, among other new and improved features.

6 Lessons Learned During a Real-World Azure Migration

Paul Schnackenburg walks through an implementation of public cloud computing for a small business IT infrastructure and shares what lessons were learned along the way.

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Under the Hood: Intel Turbo Boost, Part 2

Tom Fenton shares the results of some tests he conducted with Turbo Boost enabled and disabled on a CPU.