Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee has been in the IT industry for over 20+ years and has worked in various IT industries spanning education, manufacturing, hospitality, and consulting for different technology companies, including Fortune 500 companies. In addition, Brandon is a prolific blogger and contributes to the community through various blog posts and technical documentation, primarily at Virtualizationhowto.com

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Posted by Brandon Lee on June 21, 2022
Windows Admin Center 2110.2 and Azure Stack HCI 21H2 new features

Microsoft is continuously updating its cloud services, further evolving with the mission-critical IT infrastructure needs. Recently, Windows Admin Center 2110.2 and Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) experienced a swath of updates. All of them aim at IT environment operation smoothness and cross-platform compatibility.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on June 7, 2022
What is Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft has been making its cloud services ever more diverse and specific. This time, the software goes even deeper, allowing you to enable a geographically disparate and niche workforce to perform better with limited hardware, bandwidth and resources. Various specific tools for modern developers’ needs are presented in this new solution.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on April 26, 2022
Overview of System Center 2022 New Features

Although Microsoft continues to increase its Windows Server and Azure presence, most businesses still prefer a hybrid environment. Managing a hybrid cloud is more complicated, as you also need to operationalize your on-premises IT environment at scale. Here is where System Center comes into play, along with its new functionality.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on March 22, 2022
VMware vSphere Native Key Provider Best Practices

There are many “moving parts” to cybersecurity, among which, encryption is on the frontline. Previously, you’d have to use a third-party key management solution to facilitate security in a vSphere environment. Now, you can use Native Key Provider to integrate vSAN encryption, VM encryption, and virtual Trusted Platform Modules (vTPM).

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Posted by Brandon Lee on March 8, 2022
Active Directory Kerberos changes and new Azure Active Directory Kerberos feature

Kerberos is an authentication protocol that has been around since Windows Server 2000. It is the gold standard for on-premises Active Directory authentication. Azure, however, didn’t support it. To further enhance the security and interoperability of its environments, Microsoft announced changes to Kerberos and its Azure Active Directory compatibility.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on February 17, 2022
Windows 11 TPM and Encryption in VMware vSphere

Windows 11 doesn’t only come with new features, bells, and whistles, but also with specific prerequisites for installation. Even in terms of virtualization, if you wanted to install Windows 11 inside a vSphere machine, your ESXi hypervisor would need access to certain hardware to virtualize the Windows 11 guest VM (enhanced security steps).

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Posted by Brandon Lee on February 10, 2022
VMware Tanzu Community Edition Features and Configuration

VMware Tanzu is an umbrella product which encompasses all the Kubernetes products available from VMware. Kubernetes is an open-source service for working with containerized applications. The Community Edition makes VMware Tanzu-powered Kubernetes services available to everyone.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on February 2, 2022
Enroll devices and manage with Microsoft Intune device management

Ensuring security in the conditions of remote work proves challenging. Conventional approaches for enforcing compliance out of the enterprise premises don’t suit a hybrid workforce well. Microsoft Intune is a modern, cloud-native approach to provision, manage, and secure end-user clients regardless of their workstation device and location.

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Posted by Brandon Lee on January 25, 2022
Kubernetes persistent vs ephemeral storage volumes and their uses

Businesses continue on their journey of moving from monolithic applications to cloud-native micro-services. Kubernetes becomes more common, allowing you to orchestrate and manage containers in an intelligent, easily scalable, and highly available manner. But how does storage work exactly when it comes to containers?

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Posted by Brandon Lee on January 18, 2022
Group Policy vs. Microsoft Intune Configuration Profiles and how to migrate

Remote work isn’t going anywhere. With that in mind, the legacy means of provisioning services and enforcing policies and governance for end-users often fall short of standard in terms of remote workforce. Microsoft Intune Configuration Profiles attempts to provide an alternative for ensuring compliance when it comes to a hybrid work environment.

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