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Not A Hyper-V MVP Anymore

July 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s with some sadness that I have to report that I am no longer a Hyper-V MVP. 11 years ago, I got and email to say that I had been awarded MVP status … in System Center Configuration Manager. Yes, I used to do a lot of stuff on ConfigMgr. But by the time I’d been awarded, that had all [...]

Thank You Mark Minasi @mminasi

March 8, 2018 // 1 Comment

A friend of mine, and a man who has influenced many IT careers around the world, is retiring. This week, Mark Minasi was at the Microsoft MVP Summit in Bellevue/Redmond to say farewell to many of his friends from across the globe. I’m taking this opportunity to say “thank you”. I’m in a [...]

Aidan 2, Vodafone 0

February 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

If you follow me on social media, you might have noticed my escalation (phase 2) against Vodafone Ireland to get my issues resolved or my contract cancelled. I wrote a post, which was a diary of my costs and difficulties in trying to get a normal phone service from the telecoms company; I’d [...]

How Bad is Vodafone Ireland’s Mobile Phone Service?

February 25, 2018 // 4 Comments

Let me tell you a tale … a tale of a contracted-for and paid-for service mobile phone Internet & SMS/Text data services that Vodafone Ireland is failing to provide me with. The Outage This tale of woe starts on Thursday 15th February. I was on the road to visit a client in Limerick (I live in [...]

Understanding Azure Standard Storage and Pricing

October 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Imagine that you’re brand new to Azure. You’ve been asked to price up a solution with some virtual machines. You use the best pricing tool for Azure and land at a page that has a bewildering collection of 12 items. You read through them, and are left none the wiser. I’m going to try cut [...]

Good Luck Jeff James

July 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

Friday was a sad day at the Petri IT Knowledgebase. It was the last day for Jeff James, the Editorial Director. You might not know Jeff’s name, but if you’ve worked in the Windows world you’ve seen his results: Jeff was Editor-in-Chief at Windows IT Pro and TechNet Magazine He was a key [...]

I Have A New Facebook Page

July 3, 2015 // 2 Comments

Well, really, it’s a resuscitation of an old page. The aidanfinn.com page allows you to see the latest posts from here and my work on Petri.com in a single location. So please check it out, give it a like, and catch all the latest as it happens. Of course, I’m also on Twitter as @joe_elway, [...]

My 8th MVP Award

July 1, 2015 // 5 Comments

July 1st rolled around, and once again I was refreshing my browser nervously checking the MVP portal to see if I was still listed or not. It’s that time of year, when my MVP award for 2014-2015 expires and I find out if I am renewed for 2015-2016. Then around lunch time I noticed a change on my [...]

Let’s Get Something Straight About GUI-Less Windows Server

June 4, 2015 // 9 Comments

I have been quite vocal about a few things: Microsoft’s bashing of the GUI is unnecessary and unwarranted. I think Nano is a great idea. In fact, one of my first pieces of feedback as a Hyper-V MVP many years ago was that I wanted a version of Hyper-V that was even more stripped down than Hyper-V [...]
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