10 Virtual Azure Bootcamp Twitter Chat Takeaways: A Q&A with Catapult’s Cloud Gurus

In January, Catapult kicked off its first virtual training program around Azure, Microsoft’s highly secure, cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing applications.  Over the course of eight weeks, close to 1,000 bootcamp members gained valuable skills in Azure ranging from Visual Studio Team Management to Azure Networking.  On February 24th, our cloud guru instructors,…

Presentations and conferences for 2017!

This year is shaping up to be a busy one for presentations covering a variety of technologies including: Operations Manager, OMS (from a what’s new, patch management, security and API perspectives), home automation, Microsoft Flow and Power BI! I have the honor of co-presenting with an incredibly talented set of presenters including: Wally Mead, Dieter…

Configuring Linux systems for patching with OMS

Microsoft OMS recently added the “Update Solution” which provides analysis of the patch status for various operating systems and the solution and perform patch management for various operating systems. For more details on the “Update Solution” and how it compares with Configuration Manager see the recent webinar: “Battle of the Titans: Patching with ConfigMgr vs.…

DevOps Best Practices

Type “DevOps Best Practices” into your favorite search engine and behold the plethora of definitions, methodologies, best practices, tips, how-to guides, reports, tools, and of course services from hundreds of resources that go back 4-5 years. When I sat down to write this post I figured I would see what the “Internet” says it is to help…

Do you have site sprawl?

Site sprawl. Do you have it? Are you spreading it? Do you even know what it is?! Well, here are the symptoms. If you’re constantly saying about your SharePoint, “I don’t know where to find things”, then you’re probably suffering from it. Other symptoms include an unwieldy number of irrelevant search results, and unusual confusion about…

The Technically Successful Failure

Tell me if this story sounds familiar to you.  You work on a project for a major new initiative at your organization.  You approach it by gathering requirements from the Subject Matter Experts.  Those requirements may, or may not, be documented.  The new system is designed, built, tested, deployed and then…no one uses it. Technically…