My Thoughts On IT…

Brian Lewis's Thoughts on all things Information Technology related

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Yesterday, I had the privilege of showing HoloLens to developers in Chicago. I was really impressed with the ability of the HoloLens device. These are pre-production devices but they worked really well. If you were wondering if the videos you have seen really work that way – I can tell you they do. The customers, […]

Yesterday I presented a TechNet On Tour hands on labs event with Yung Chow in Indianapolis. We taught a room full of IT technologist on services in Azure that they could use to update and improve their disaster recovery plans. From my perspective it was a great event and I had a lot of fun […]

I just saw a new download from August 31st, 2015 for the Windows Management Framework 5.0. I went to download and found various installs for different versions of Windows but not one for Windows 10. My assumption was that it may already be in Windows 10, so I wanted to check the version of PowerShell […]

We are starting our “free” TechNet on Tour events! If you joined us for an ITcamp in the past, it is the same type of event. In this first event we are coming to 10 cities around the US. This first event will be on: “Using Microsoft Azure as an integral part of your Disaster […]

Ok, Windows 10 has shipped but the big question is… How do I get my Windows 10? Consumers: Windows 10 has begun rolling out of our Windows Insiders and Customers who have reserved upgrades. For Customers who haven’t reserved a copy, they should go to From there Microsoft will notify you once our compatibility […]

If you were an a Windows 10 insider, as it was being developed, you got new builds of Windows all the time. It was easy to see what build you were running because it was displayed in the bottom right corner of your desktop. But as of build 10240 it’s not there so how do […]

Have you ever wondered why you see two desktop.ini files on your Windows desktop? I had a customer ask me this question yesterday and I thought I would share the answer for those of you who always wondered but never “Binged” why. These files are hidden system files and by default. This means that they […]

Does one of your Datacenters look like this lovely server closet with the toilet right there? No, that’s not photo shopped. Fact is often stranger than fiction. Get a real remote datacenter by using Azure! Have you heard of the hybrid cloud? Come find out how to use the Microsoft Azure Cloud as one of […]

Anyone using a WordPress website needs to be aware of this current security issue and take immediate action to ensure your website is secure. It has been found that a lot of Plugins and Themes are vulnerable to Cross-site Scripting (XSS) due to the misuse of two coding functions. (the add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() functions) What […]

I have been fascinated and a fan of encryption for years. The first encryption I used was PGP. The history of PGP encryption started back in 1991 and is interesting. I became more interested in February of 1993 when Phil Zimmermann became the formal target of a criminal investigation by the US Government for “munitions […]