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Robert is a creative, savvy technical engineer in cloud computing, able to move masterfully back and forth from a specific point to the entire structure. As Microsoft Solutions Architect and many years of project management experience, he has a solid, emerging skill set in cloud and hybrid computing. Robert is a dynamic collaborator who knows when to push his team in a new direction and when to pause and let the ideas of others percolate. Creativity, balance, input, analysis and synthesis are all processes at play when he leads a team. As a technology visionary with 20+ years leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions, Robert has a strong record of success in managing robust IT High Reliable Organizations (HRO). He has a proven ability to bring the benefits of IT to solve business issues while delivering applications, infrastructure, costs and managing risks. Robert has spent the better part of 20+ years working with Microsoft workloads. For the past 15 years before joining Nutanix, Robert spent his time leading System IntegratorsMicrosoft related practices. In April 2016, Robert was first awarded Microsoft® Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Cloud & Datacenter Management. He has substantially been awarded for 2017/2018. The Microsoft MVP Award is an annual award that recognizes exceptional technology community leaders worldwide who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with users and Microsoft. With just over 4,000 awardees worldwide, Microsoft MVPs represent a highly select group of experts. MVPs share a deep commitment to community and a willingness to help others. They represent the diversity of today’s technical communities. MVPs are present in over 90 countries, in more than 40 languages, and across numerous Microsoft technologies. MVPs share a passion for technology, a willingness to help others, and a commitment to the community. These are the qualities that make MVPs exceptional community leaders. MVPs’ efforts enhance people’s lives and contribute to our industry’s success in many ways. By sharing their knowledge and experiences, and providing objective feedback, they help people solve problems and discover new capabilities every day.

What Is Hyper-V?: The Authoritative Guide

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What Is Hyper-V? [Definition & Uses For It]

Whether you’re just beginning to look into virtualization platform options for your company, or you’re a new Hyper-V user trying to get up to speed, it can be a challenge to find all the information you need in one place. That’s why we created this guide—to give you an all-in-one resource you can bookmark and refer back to as often as you need to, so you can get up and running on Hyper-V more smoothly.

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MVP ITPro Podcast – Ep3 – A Talk with PowerShell Creator Jeffrey Snover

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Join us for episode 3 of the new MVPIT Pro Podcast, featuring your hosts Andy Syrewicze from Altaro Software and myself    Jeffrey Snover @jsnover 

In this episode Andy and Rob Talk about:

  • Windows Server 2019 TP Build 17666
  • GDPR
  • Microsoft Loves Linux!
  • Steps that IT Pros can take today to become Microsoft MVPs
  • and much, much more!

Our special guest interview this episode features The one and only Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Creator of PowerShell!

Enjoy 🙂 !!!

Hyper-V: How To Backup Virtual Machines

hyper-v backupIf you’re new to Hyper-V and wondering how to back up your virtual machines (VMs), there are different ways you can approach the task. But like most things—some options are better than others.

Below are the most common ways Hyper-V users attempt to preserve data on their VMs, with one caveat: Some of these methods should not be relied upon as your sole backup strategy. But they do serve a purpose, and they can be useful in the right situation.

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Azure Migration: A 6-Step Checklist

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In most cases, a lift-and-shift cloud migration does little more than provide basic redundancy. A better approach—that offers better efficiency and better value—is to move cloud-ready workloads over to Azure, keep legacy applications on-premise, and set up orchestration to manage cloud recovery and backup.

Following general evaluation and planning, when you reach consensus from each team on the cloud migration plan, you’ll need to execute the plan. Getting down to the details in your mind, you’ll find yourself asking: How do I proceed? In this guide, we’ll break down the major steps involved in each phase of the Azure migration process.

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Microsoft Build 2018 – Announcements

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This year’s Build 2018 conference brings the world to understand that Microsoft is not a just a Windows company anymore. Build 2018 is about cutting-edge techs, like artificial intelligence (AI) systems, machine learning, edge-computing tools and the big move to integrate with other platforms including iOS, Android, and Amazon Alexa(Yes, you heard me right, Alexa!). Check out the Keynote below as Satya Nadella talks about this year’s Build 2018 conference.


Until next time, Rob

Hacking Hypervisors

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Virtual machines pose a significant cybersecurity risk – their underlying applications and data are consumed outside the network by customers, partners, consultants, and LOB workers. Malicious actors who target these individuals and their business systems understand the native security limitations of the virtual network. Prevent your next security breach by educating users, adopting best practices and procuring proven solutions. So, sit back and enjoy the show on “Hacking Hypervisors”. 🙂