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Patrick is a Partner Development Specialist for Volume Licensing/Online Services at PC Connection. He specializes in Microsoft Cloud, Client, and Server software. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, mogul skiing, spending time with his dog, and camping and hiking. 

Areas of expertise:Cloud ComputingSoftware

Articles by Patrick Renzi


Out with the Old—All of It!

It IS Broke—Time to Fix IT

by Patrick Renzi | 01.14.16

In today's technology, advice from your grandfather rarely applies. The old, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it," homily? That may have applied to wagon wheels, but not Windows Active Directory (AD). Today, what's not moving forward IS broken, and authentication needs the newest and best tools available to remain secure.

Tags:AzureAzure Active DirectoryCloudCloud ApplicationsCloud BackupCloud ComputingCloud SolutionsCloud StorageMicrosoft Azure Active DirectoryVPN

Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

Azure Domain Services and Client Rich Solutions

The Next Step to Your Cloud-Enabled Enterprise

by Patrick Renzi | 01.04.16

In this day and age, cloud services can no longer be considered a niche product. We have officially moved into a realm where the public and hybrid cloud are essential tools for any modern business. Today’s world demands standardization across platforms, fast performance, and scalability of all services. Cloud delivers those capabilities—and it’s hard to imagine going back to a time when that functionality wasn’t there. Whether your main focus is the end users who work within your organization or the clients who drive your bottom line, you simply cannot run a successful business without enabling easy access to your apps and services.

Tags:Azure Active DirectoryCloudFortune 500Hybrid CloudITMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureMicrosoft Azure Active DirectoryPC Connection IncPublic CloudWindows 10

Active Directory: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

First, Start with an Assessment

by Patrick Renzi | 12.29.15

As your business shifts to the cloud, is Active Directory (AD) still the right directory service for your needs? There are pros and cons for sticking with Active Directory but one thing is certain. Whether you stay with your existing Active Directory infrastructure, utilize SaaS based Identities with Azure Active Directory, or move completely to the public cloud to host your domains, you first need to accurately assess your existing Active Directory deployment to understand its role in your organization and determine what you expect to achieve through migration.

Tags:Active DirectoryAssessmentCloudCloud ComputingMicrosoftMicrosoft AzureSaaS

Explore New Features in Windows Server 2012

Innovative Advancements to Improve Management, Control, and Automation

by Patrick Renzi | 12.10.15

Windows Server 2012 brings together a unified suite of server controls designed to help you achieve a higher level of access control and enhanced governance of your servers. Some of these developments are updates of earlier versions, while others are new features altogether. Here are three key advancements you’ll want to implement in your new installs.

Tags:Dynamic Access ControlWindows Server 2012

Upgrade Advantages

Look for These Advantages in Your Windows Server 2012 Upgrades

There’s More than Just Increased Security

by Patrick Renzi | 12.04.15

Now that you’ve upgraded to Windows Server 2012, you’ve noticed better performance and probably feel more secure with regard to vulnerability to cyber attacks. With those advantages in place, it’s time to look at some of the more advanced benefits just waiting for you. Here are two that can make a significant difference for your plans and executions.

Tags:Data CenterSecurityStorageWindows Server 2003Windows Server 2012

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