Rand Morimoto

Rand is a Microsoft MVP and security specialist with expertise in Office 365, Microsoft Azure, Exchange, SharePoint, SQL, Windows Server, Windows Client, System Center, and Lync. Rand has over 50 international bestselling books and speaks at conferences and conventions somewhere in the world every month. Rand is also the owner of the consulting firm Convergent Computing, which was Microsoft's Global Partner of the Year (2014) and an early adopter organization across all of the Microsoft products and services.

Azure Stack Portable – The Enterprise Cloud (in a Briefcase)

Azure Stack Portable – The Enterprise Cloud (in a Briefcase)

Running Microsoft’s Azure Stack enterprise cloud in a portable briefcase enables anywhere / anytime testing and the demonstration of Microsoft’s latest cloud technology!

Microsoft’s Azure Stack TP2 Further Strengthens the Hybrid Azure Public / On-prem Environment

Microsoft’s Azure Stack TP2 Further Strengthens the Hybrid Azure Public / On-prem Environment

Microsoft released the 2nd edition of their Azure Stack platform intended for enterprises and hosters to run cloud-scale environments on their own premise. This release has provided a solid platform for the implementation and testing...

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Gives Mac Users More Windows Functionality

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Gives Mac Users More Windows Functionality

Parallels releases a new version of their virtualization software for the Mac that makes Mac/Windows integration more seamless along with tools and performance enhancements.

Doing eDiscovery, Litigation Hold, and Addressing Journaling in Office 365

Office 365 provides a whole new series of tools to address Litigation Hold and eDiscovery of content that is very different than what organizations may have done in Exchange Servers on-premise in the past. As such, complete new best...

Truly Understanding Microsoft’s Azure Stack

Truly Understanding Microsoft’s Azure Stack

After hands-on preview experience with Microsoft's Azure Stack, there's a GREAT future on where Azure Stack fits in to hosters and enterprises. This article shares a real world snapshot of what Azure Stack and do!

Managing Apple Macs and Windows Systems with the Same SCCM Tool

Parallels releases latest in add-ons to Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager to better manage Apple Macs in an integrated Windows environment.

Microsoft Outlook Calendar Corruption, Lost Meetings, Duplicate Appointments - April/2015 Update

Microsoft Outlook Calendar Corruption, Lost Meetings, Duplicate Appointments - April/2015 Update

Solving Microsoft Outlook calendar corruption typically in mixed Mac/Windows environments with calendar delegates

Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has evolved far beyond its original offering of Platform as a Service to host .NET applications to what Azure provides today.

Microsoft Releases NEW Office for the Mac (Oct/2014)

Microsoft Releases NEW Office for the Mac (Oct/2014)

Apple Mac users are cheering the release of a NEW Office for Mac client that has a more unified Microsoft Office look and feel, and supports modern functionality like email archives, ribbon, etc.

Microsoft Announces Microsoft Windows 10!

The next release of Windows was just announced to be Windows 10!

The Silent Passing of One of Our Industry Pioneers – Andrew Kay

The Silent Passing of One of Our Industry Pioneers – Andrew Kay

A pioneer in our industry that created one of the first portable personal computers passed away this week, and the change he made in our industry reminds us of the fast paced evolution and our need to evolve and change to keep up with...

Doing an Office 365 Migration the Right Way

Migrating from Exchange (on-premise) to Office 365 can be a smooth and successful process, or one full of surprises and challenges. Key to any migration is to make sure to plan and prepare properly, leverage expertise and best...

Solidifying Microsoft Azure Security for SharePoint and SQL in the Cloud

Best Practices to ensure data stored in SQL and SharePoint are protected when stored up in Microsoft Azure in the cloud.

Microsoft Machine Learning – Data Driven Intelligence

Microsoft Machine Learning – Data Driven Intelligence

Microsoft will be releasing for Preview a Machine Learning tool that will be built on Microsoft Azure, providing organizations the ability to build data models, analyze data, and share information across a broad range of users within...

Leveraging Microsoft Azure as your disaster recovery/failover data center

Using Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate VMs to Azure.

Virtual Machine Runbook for System Center Orchestrator 2012R2

This content is the documented script that we will be demonstrating at Microsoft TechEd in Houston on May 13, 2014 in session DCIM-B330 "Best Practices Integrating On-Premise Datacenters with Azure IaaS" at 10:15am-11:30am, Ballroom...

Parallels Mac Management for Microsoft SCCM

For organizations that are already managing their Windows systems using Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager (2012, 2012R2) that have Apple Macs in their environment, the company Parallels (maker of the virtual machine...

Top initiatives in IT operations for 2014-2015

In conversations with I.T. executives over the past couple months, I found the I.T. “projects” and initiatives that seemed to float to the top of all of the organizations fell into a handful of core initiatives. Most of the...

Microsoft's Hybrid Cloud - Extending the Datacenter to Windows Azure in the Cloud

For more than two decades, organizations built datacenters and hosted their own servers and systems within their datacenters.  The role of the Information Technology (I.T.) department was to keep these systems within their control...

The New World of IT: Cloud, BYOD, Social Media's Impact on Corporate Networking

Over the past few years, the tech industry, that for the previous two to three decades was operated in organizations as the Management Information System (MIS) department or Information Technology (I.T.) department, has undergone a...

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