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Another AI Acquisition

On August 22, 2016, Posted by , in Information Technology, tags , , With Comments Off on Another AI Acquisition

The AI acquisitions continue as Microsoft announces that they have purchased Genee, a startup that works as a scheduling assistance. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Microsoft plans to shutter Genee on September 1, 2016 and fold the team into Office 365.   Genee, launched by Ben Cheung and Charles Lee…

Microsoft’s Internal Cloud Migration

On August 12, 2016, Posted by , in Enterprise Content Management, Information Technology, tags , With Comments Off on Microsoft’s Internal Cloud Migration

One of the key factors to successful products is the concept of Dog-fooding; being your number 1 client and consumer of your product. Companies that use their own products tend to identify and correct problem areas quickly. Microsoft is a great example of this. Before they started pushing everyone else to…

Brute Force Removal of Exchange

On August 10, 2016, Posted by , in Information Technology, tags , , With Comments Off on Brute Force Removal of Exchange

I inherited a test environment that had Microsoft Exchange 2013 installed on it and no viable snapshot that didn’t include Exchange. For reasons I won’t go into, it was necessary to completely remove Exchange and install a lighter weight email server. This proved to be more difficult than expected, so…

Enterprise Monitoring

On August 5, 2016, Posted by , in Development, Information Technology, User Experience, tags , With Comments Off on Enterprise Monitoring

At Quest Software, I was a software development manager and co-architect of vFoglight. My team designed the Dell vFoglight User Interface. As part of my work on vFoglight, I was issued a patent for Intelligent monitoring of virtualized systems. The patent relates to monitoring system performance of virtual machine(s) in the context…