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Aidan Finn, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), has been working in IT since 1996. He has worked as a consultant and administrator for the likes of Innofactor Norway, Amdahl DMR, Fujitsu, Barclays and Hypo Real Estate Bank International where he dealt with large and complex IT infrastructures and MicroWarehouse Ltd. where he worked with Microsoft partners in the small/medium business space.


Managing SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0

Last Update: Feb 20, 2023

In part one of this article series, Aidan Finn shows how to design and manage SMB Multichannel in SMB 3.0, which is a data protocol that is available in Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Windows Server 2012: SMB 3.0 and the Scale-Out File Server

Last Update: Feb 20, 2023

Wondering what’s up with SOFS? Learn the basics of Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Scale-Out File Server in this article.

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Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 File Shares: An Overview

Last Update: Feb 20, 2023

Want increased performance, scalability, and availability but need to watch your pennies? Discover how storing Windows Server 2012 VMs on SMB 3.0 file shares makes it happen.

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Cloud Computing

Cloud Repatriation: Is It a Risk For Microsoft Azure?

Cloud repatriation appears to be one of the new IT hot topics of 2023. For companies that invested time and money into transferring some of their workloads to the cloud, why would it now make sense to bring some of them back to on-premises resources? Well, I’ll explain in this article why cloud repatriation is…

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Why is Backup so Hard?

Last Update: Nov 16, 2022

Aidan Finn gives his thoughts on why backup is so hard and difficult for IT professionals.

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Azure Bastion Native Client Support – Log Into VMs With the Windows RDP Client

Last Update: Oct 07, 2022

Azure Bastion native client support provides a secure way to log into Windows and Linux virtual machines (VMs) using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) or Secure Shell (SSH). There’s no need to expose the VMs to the Internet, or even to your network. That means you can “air gap” the virtual machines to prevent zero-day…

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Cloud Computing

A Guide to Azure Certification

Last Update: Sep 27, 2022

As we’re currently going through times of economic uncertainty, an Azure certification can really help IT pros stay ahead of the curve. You may think that getting IT certifications are not worth the time and effort. However, if you’re interested in Azure and willing to future-proof your career, getting an Azure certification can really help….

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How to Recession-Proof your IT Career

Last Update: Sep 23, 2022

In this article, I will share my recommendations on how to build a recession-proof career and protect it against the effects of an economic downturn. In summary: Assess your current position. Update your skills. Get certified. Winter is coming – recession proof your career now! You don’t need to be a Stark to understand what…

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Top 5 Trends in Azure Hybrid Cloud Management

Last Update: Sep 16, 2022

As you begin to implement your organization’s 2017 tech strategy, here are the top five most interesting things that are going on in the world of Hybrid Cloud with Microsoft Azure that you should consider.

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What is Microsoft Azure?

Last Update: Sep 09, 2022

In this introductory article, Aidan Finn explains what Microsoft Azure is and isn’t, along with key features of the service.

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