Monthly Archives: June 2014

Dean’s Personal Philosophy

My guiding principles: Kaizen (Continuous improvement):   I may not be good at something, but if I set a goal to achieve in that area, stay focused, work to improve 1% a day, and then over a year’s/lifetime that 1% will be compounded.   Malcolm Gladwell in … Continue reading

Posted in My Philosophy (Values) | Leave a comment

Azure: Setting Up Site to Site VPN between Azure and On-Premise

In this blog post, I record the process that I went through to: Setup a site to site VPN from my on-premise lab network (simulating a corporate network) to Microsoft Azure Setup a VM in Azure This scenario simulates a … Continue reading

Posted in Azure, Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Office 365: Setting Up Hybrid Exchange

In this post, I work through the process of updating my Exchange 2013 environment to CU5, modify the Exchange Hybrid Configuration setup, and then run a mailbox move from Exchange on-premise to Exchange Online.  I also notice that I need … Continue reading

Posted in Exchange, Office 365 | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Office 365: How Do You Retain Mail Data in Office 365 Mailboxes For Users That Have Left the Company

A customer raised a scenario today where they need to retain the email for compliance purposes for people who leave the company.  Yet, they don’t want to have to keep Office 365 license assigned to these users who are no … Continue reading

Posted in Office 365 | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Azure: How To Move A Virtual Machine Between Azure Cloud Services

I have been building a bunch of virtual machines (VM) in Microsoft Azure. Unfortunately, if you take the default set of options in the wizard, each virtual machine gets provisioned into a new cloud service. I was moving along and … Continue reading

Posted in Azure | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Azure: Deploying AD into Windows Azure with No Corporate Connectivity

In this blog post, I record the process that I went through to build an Active Directory (AD) environment in Microsoft Azure. There are multiple scenarios for deploying AD in Azure. In this scenario, I will document the scenario with … Continue reading

Posted in Azure, Technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment