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Book Review: The Monuments Men

Reading is an important tool for personal development. In the age of smartphones, TV, and came consoles; the importance of this fundamental tool has been lost. The other part of reading that I find important is to include variety in what you read. That means authors, subjects, and even formats. By branching out into a new area, seeing a new …

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Microsoft’s Rapid Development and You

I think it is important to caveat this post with the fact that I am not, nor will I ever claim to be, a developer. I am not an authority on Application Development or the models employed to develop them. What I am is an observer of the shift from a long term development lifecycle to an agile rapid deployment …

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My Social Media Workflow

Part of my role with Microsoft is to evangelize the Azure platform to our partners. Officially this means that I create content and share it through the US Partner Azure Blog, participate in our Yammer group, help generate content for our monthly newsletter, and host a monthly community call. While this role is new for me, my desire curate content …

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What I’m Reading | The Big Switch

With my new role at Microsoft, I spend a large portion of my day working with our partners in their journey to the cloud. Even as I write it, I understand the ambiguity in that statement. In reality, it is not a journey but a shift in mindset to understand that the ‘cloud’ is simply an extension of the services …

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Post Roundup

I have not been as active on here as I would like because I have been posting for Microsoft on the US Partner Blog.  I did want to create a roundup and link to the posts that I have published there to date for those that are interested.  The entire US Partner Team Blog can be found here. Azure Backup …

Blog With a New Name and a Man with a New Job

As some of you might have see/noticed/heard already, I have take a position with Microsoft.  I have joined Microsoft as a National Partner Technology Strategist focusing on Azure.  What does all of this really mean?  I will be helping Microsoft partners add or augment Azure solutions into their existing offerings. While I could go into detail about how this is …

Departing Geocent

Today is bittersweet, it is my last day working with Geocent.  For over past two years, I have donned many hats and had an opportunity to work on some great projects with some fantastic people.  I have led teams, developed and hopefully improved processes, and left the company better than when I came into it.  Geocent provided me with the opportunity to …

Permissions Basics

Discussion about the basics of Active Directory Permissions Jonathan GardnerJonathan is a National Partner Technology Strategist at Microsoft specializing in Azure.More Posts – Website Follow Me:

Disable Users with Powershell

One of the standard tasks that administrators perform is disabling users access in their environments.  This is a task I found myself working on recently.  An ideal candidate for PowerShell, I wanted to share it here.  This is by no means a final version of this script.  There are additional features that I would add including having in pull from …