How to create a virtual network in Azure

In this post, you will learn how to create a virtual network in Azure and how to assign a fixed IP address to your VM.

Paul Schnackenburg By Paul Schnackenburg - Fri, July 25, 2014 - 0 comments

Paul Schnackenburg works part time as an IT teacher as well as running his own business in Australia. He has MCSE, MCT, MCTS and MCITP certifications. Follow his blog TellITasITis.

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Chrome browser drains Windows laptop batteries

SiliconANGLE has an interesting article about Google’s Chrome browser. The author claims that Google has been quite aware for some time that Chrome drains the batteries on Windows laptops but is reluctant to fix the bug. I wonder why.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, July 24, 2014 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

The PC strikes back – PC shipments to grow in 2014

The International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that PC shipments in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) increased 10.5 percent year on year.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Wed, July 23, 2014 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Free e-books for Windows administrators [updated]

This is a list of free e-books that are useful for Windows administrators. It will be regularly updated. I added 15 new free books from Microsoft and Microsoft Press. Eric Ligman published an impressive list of free Microsoft ebooks. Many books in this list were already included in the 4sysops list. I added those books that were still missing, but only included books that are relevant for Windows admins. I didn’t add documents that have more the character of flyers or which appeared to be too specific to me. Nevertheless, I recommend skimming through the largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, July 22, 2014 - 15 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Four ways to search for Group Policy settings

I know of four ways to search for Group Policy settings: Group Policy Settings Reference, Group Policy Search website, Group Policy Editor filter, and NIT-GPOSearch.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, July 21, 2014 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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