Learn all about Reporting in Office 365 and the Collab365 Global Conference

Ben SteginkAzure, office365, powershell, SharePoint OnlineLeave a Comment

I’ll be presenting at the virtual Collab365 Global Conference 2017 that’s streaming online November 1st – 2nd.  My session specifically will be at 9:00pm EST on November 1st. Join me and 120 other speakers from around the world who will be bringing you the very latest content around SharePoint, Office 365, Flow, PowerApps, Azure, OneDrive for Business and of course … Read More

Finally, a useful bot! Meet AzureBot in Microsoft Teams!

Ben SteginkAzure, office3651 Comment

I’ve said it before, I haven’t been a huge fan of bots. I don’t have anything against them, I’ve just never found any of them to be particularly useful. There hasn’t been one that’s saved me a lot of time or helped me in my day-to-day activities. This could be due in part to my company being small, just a … Read More

Speaking at the Global Azure Bootcamp in Jacksonville

Ben SteginkAzure, IaaS, SpeakingLeave a Comment

Global Azure Bootcamp Logo

This coming Saturday, April 22 I’ll be join a few other speakers in Jacksonville, FL and hundreds of speakers around the globe to take part in the 2017 Global Azure Bootcamp. I’ll be speaking on using ARM to provisioning Azure Virtual Machines. So, if you want to come get introduced to creating ARM templates for Azure VMs, come join me … Read More

A Quick test of Accelerated Networking in Azure

Ben SteginkAzure, IaaS1 Comment

Intro Recently, Microsoft announced Accelerated Networking in Azure. At a high level, they took FPGAs in the Azure Data Center, connected them to the Azure IaaS hosts over PCIe and use that for networking as opposed to the standard way of networking using Hyper-V. You can view a diagram and an article from Microsoft on how it all works here … Read More

Backup your QNAP Device to Azure

Ben SteginkAzure1 Comment

Today I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, the Microsoft Cloud Show (http://www.microsoftcloudshow.com/) and was reminded about Azure Cool Storage, something I read about when it was first announced a couple weeks ago, https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-cool-storage/ but hadn’t a chance to try out yet. I’ve been running my QNAP backups to hot storage for a few months now, but just … Read More

I’m Still Here

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Microsoft Ignite Keynote News

Despite the lack of updates to my Blog over the past few months (other than the quick one around IRM), I’m still around. I’ve just been really bad at blogging. That doesn’t mean I’ve been lazy though. Just to give you a snap shot of what I’ve been up to (which also means what you have to look forward to … Read More

Azure Premium Storage by the Numbers

Ben SteginkAzure6 Comments

I’ve recently been doing a lot of work around Azure Premium Storage and the configuration options across various virtual machines. I did a similar post to this one where I talked about standard storage. You can find that post here. Since that post I’ve had access to premium storage and Microsoft has released both the DS and GS series virtual … Read More