James has lived in the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area since 1995 and has continuously worked in the Information Technology industry since 1990. James has a wealth of experience and knowledge with in multiple areas of I.T., infrastructure products and services, cloud technologies, project management, and solution architecture. James received his training through education and hard knocks which has led to working in the consulting industry. James is constantly challenged in consulting because of the constant learning and improvement of both soft and technical skills over the course of each project.
Technical Specialties: Windows XP-10 Enterprise, Microsoft System Center products, Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Server, Active Directory, Exchange, Application Virtualization, Microsoft Server Virtualization, Public Key Infrastructure, Cloud technologies, IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, Networking, High level of development and database architecture.
Author: Troy Hunt Date: 07/01/2014 Article… Almost without exception, every week I will have one if not both of the following two discussions: Discussion 1: Illusory superiority of website scale The whole idea of illusory superiority is that people get around overestimating positive attributes as compared to the norm. How well they drive, how good […]
Author: David O’Brien Date: 06/26/2014 Article… A customer of mine asked me to create a new Windows 8.1 Enterprise SOE (golden image, standard image, whatever) and also customize the Start Menu and Start Screen layout. This customer is pretty easy as most of their applications are web apps. Therefor I only have to deploy all […]
Download… Microsoft® Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the information technology (IT) pro or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V® hosts and Windows Azure™. MVMC can be deployed with minimal dependencies. Because MVMC provides native support for Windows PowerShell®, it enables scripting […]
Author: John Savill Date: 06/22/2014 Article… Q: What are the Microsoft Azure data center pairings? A: All Microsoft Azure data centers are paired with another data center that’s physically separated by hundreds of miles. Data is asynchronously replicated between the two data centers (when the storage account is enabled for georeplication) to protect against an […]
Author: Rod Trent Date: 06/23/2014 Article… Using PowerShell to manage Windows Updates on computers follows along the old "even if you could, should you?" adage. From a techie’s perspective that answer is always a resounding "Yes!" In the movies, though, repercussions are always unexpected, usually dreadful, and most times hilarious. Strap a bra on your […]
Author: DARIA GRIGORIU Date: 06/20/2014 Article… Each Azure Website provides an extensible management end point that allows you to leverage a powerful set of tools deployed as site extensions. These tools range from source code editors like Visual Studio Online to management tools for connected resources such as a MySQL database connected to a website. […]
Author: Justin Gao Date: 06/21/2014 Hi All : System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Support Center helps you to gather information about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager clients, so that you can more easily address issues with those clients when working with product support specialists. Configuration Manager Support Center includes a tool that gathers a bundle […]
Author: Abhishek Hemrajani 20 Jun 2014 12:16 AM Article… Hyper-V Recovery Manager is now Azure Site Recovery and with that I am excited to announce the Preview of a new functionality that will enable Disaster Recovery to Azure. Our Enterprise and SMB customers can now protect, replicate, and failover Virtual Machines directly to Microsoft Azure […]
Author: Yu-Shun Wang Senior Program Manager, Azure Networking Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Overview At TechEd 2014, we released Multi-Site VPNs, in-region VNet-to-VNet, and cross-region VNet-to-VNet features. This blog is the first of a mini-series to walk you through the configuration steps and examples of how you can connect your virtual networks together using the VNet-to-VNet […]
Author: Beth Cooper Program Manager, Azure Automation Azure Automation is a new service in Azure that allows you to automate your Azure management tasks and to orchestrate actions across external systems from right within Azure. It is built on PowerShell Workflow, so you can take advantage of the language’s many features. If you have not […]