Everything Azure

A blog by John West of Microsoft

Digging deep into the Enterprise Mobility Suite

Hi all, I am going to be focusing more on EMS for next year and wanted to start to share any of my...

Author: Johnwe Date: 06/21/2016

Public Azure Stack Wiki

Great items stored in a onenote: The Azure Stack Wiki

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/31/2016

Got Azure Stack Up and Running at Home

I took some time out today and started the installation process for the new technical preview for...

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/31/2016

Exchange for IT Pros

Neat link I came across. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/dn788775

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/23/2016

Windows Azure CodePlex Patterns

Came across this site today and look forward to digging into it more. https://wag.codeplex.com/

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/22/2016

Working with containers

Came across this. Looks like a good introductions to containers....

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/22/2016

Architecture for establishing Desktop Access in Azure

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/mt404690(WS.11).aspx Ran across this and placing here for...

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/18/2016

Azure Pack Preview Hardware Requirements

I am very excited about this upcoming preview. Here is a link to the hardware requirements:...

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/13/2016

Great set of new whitepapers around Azure AD and AD released

They can be found as a single zip or individual documents at the following link. Active Directory...

Author: Johnwe Date: 01/12/2016

Permissions required by Azure AD Connect


Author: Johnwe Date: 09/29/2015

Scoping by Group with Azure AD Connect

Got pointed to these steps which shows how to leverage a group for filtering via the AD Connect...

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/28/2015

Filtering accounts for Azure AD Connect

Good article that discusses the different type of filtering available....

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/24/2015

Selective Authentication for SubDomains

This became a pretty hot thread internally and I wanted to make sure I shared the external link...

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/12/2015

How do you sync users with AD Connect when they already exist in the cloud

It is not unusual for a customer to create accounts directly in Azure AD when testing Office 365 and...

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/09/2015

Multiple Azure Active Directories against a single Forest

I have seen this question popping up and wanted to share the guidance that was recently highlighted....

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/09/2015

How to Use PowerShell to Fix Duplicate User Principal Name for On-Premises Active Directory Users

Good link, posting here to share and keep as...

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/03/2015

Azure Active Directory Integration Tutorials

Lots of scenarios with different applications including Google apps for integrating with Azure...

Author: Johnwe Date: 09/03/2015

Interesting announcement about RemoteApp and connecting to a Virtual Network


Author: Johnwe Date: 08/19/2015

Cloud First

It has definitely been awhile since I have posted. During my absence my primary focus has been on...

Author: Johnwe Date: 08/06/2015

Introduction course to Windows Server 2012

Came across this in my studies and wanted to...

Author: Johnwe Date: 05/04/2014

Boot from WIM, great new option for smaller devices

Check out the blog post here on how to enable this feature. I am going to try it on my Dell Venue...

Author: Johnwe Date: 04/14/2014

Technical Documentation for Azure Pack


Author: Johnwe Date: 12/03/2013

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library Documentation

Great PDF https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41182

Author: Johnwe Date: 12/02/2013

Helps with getting descriptions of services and new features....

Author: Johnwe Date: 12/02/2013

Service Manager Install

As I configure my exploration with system center, I wanted to share that Service Manager takes quite...

Author: Johnwe Date: 11/30/2013


Make sure you click the interface refresh after you have updated server access. While the task runs,...

Author: Johnwe Date: 11/30/2013

IPAM introduction

I started working with the IPAM component of R2 and found this guide helpful. Also, as a note,...

Author: Johnwe Date: 11/30/2013

Configuration Analyzer for System Center 2012 R2


Author: Johnwe Date: 11/30/2013

WSF for Managing BitLocker in a task Sequence


Author: Johnwe Date: 11/18/2013

Migrating User State from XP to Windows 8.1


Author: Johnwe Date: 11/09/2013

What does fallback really mean in System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Found this blog, that I found really helps folks understand this multi-use...

Author: Johnwe Date: 11/09/2013

Content on Demand in Configuration Manager 2012

Ran across this capability and wasn’t aware of it. Have anyof you implemented this yet. I have...

Author: Johnwe Date: 11/09/2013

Configuring a Work Folders Test lab

https://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2013/07/10/work-folders-test-lab-deployment.aspx Had this...

Author: Johnwe Date: 10/28/2013

Comparison between 2012 R2 and vsphere 5.5

Great blog post that show a feature by feature...

Author: Johnwe Date: 10/21/2013

AD RMS Disaster Recovery

Below is a good link for details on managing AD RMS in a disaster recovery scenario....

Author: Johnwe Date: 10/06/2013


Author: Johnwe Date: 09/27/2013

Learning About the Azure Cloud Pack and R2

Great post with a series of links can be found at the link...

Author: Johnwe Date: 08/21/2013

Windows 8 Primary Computer Option

As I continue to explore great new features that are now available with our latest set of software,...

Author: Johnwe Date: 08/18/2013

A new focus!

So, is been a couple of years since I have been the blogger I had once been around SharePoint. But...

Author: Johnwe Date: 06/06/2012

The SCCM 2012 Survival Guide

Fantastic resource!!!...

Author: Johnwe Date: 06/06/2012

Office 2010 and deployment with SCCM (and MDT :) )


Author: Johnwe Date: 07/05/2010

Working my way through MDT and SCCM

As I continue to dive through challenges for OS Deployment, I keep coming across great links that...

Author: Johnwe Date: 07/04/2010

Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc303420(office.14).aspx Great materials here (also, make...

Author: Johnwe Date: 05/02/2010

Office 2010 Group Policy Files Available for Download


Author: Johnwe Date: 05/01/2010


Author: Johnwe Date: 05/01/2010

App-V 4.6 Articles I wanted to share

TitleDescriptionReleased/UpdatedAvailabilityVirtual Application Management with Microsoft...

Author: Johnwe Date: 03/28/2010

SCCM and App-V Integration Whitepaper

Came across this one while looking for information and think its a great resource that wanted to...

Author: Johnwe Date: 03/27/2010

You recieve the error message "Error while importing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Task Sequence. Details: The network name cannot be found" when going through the MDT 2010 Configuration Manager Quick Start

Turns out permissions are missing.For each share the document requests you make, you need to add NT...

Author: Johnwe Date: 03/21/2010

SP_MP_Control_Manager gives erros that WebDav is not configured correctly

Turns out the file does not always update even though you may have updated the settings via the IIS...

Author: Johnwe Date: 03/15/2010

File Upload Settings needed on Server 2008

By default, the max content header length is set to 30mbytes in IIS 7. You need to adjust this...

Author: Johnwe Date: 05/11/2008