Migrating SQL Server to AWS webinar

I’m super excited to do my second webinar with PASS, the global community for data professionals who use the Microsoft data platform.


VMware vForum Romania 2019

On Wednesday I presented at VMware vForum Romania 2019 where I talked about Accelerating your cloud migration

AWS Loft Bucharest 2019

November brings the AWS Loft Bucharest event to Romania! The AWS Lofts are a place where startups and developers can meet over coffee, attend educational..

AWS Loft Kiev 2019

In October I delivered a workshop on AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) at the AWS Loft Kiev.

SQLSaturday 915 - Bucharest 2019

Yesterday I had a presentation on Running Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon Web Services at SQLSaturday 915 Bucharest.

AWSome Day Bucharest 2019

On the 12th of March, AWS together with our local partner Bittnet is organizing the 4th edition of the AWSome Day event in Bucharest..

New year, new challenges

Over the summer I’ve been working on updating the Exchange Server on AWS quickstart. Quick Starts are built by AWS Solutions Architects, Professional Service...


Transylvania Cloud Meetup session

In December I’m heading to my home country Romania to help with a hackathon that and talk about Infrastructure as Code and ..



AWS Assume role [Powershell]

This is a handy 2 lines Powershell script to assume a role in AWS, create temporary credentials and run another command using the assumed roles: $Response =...

AWS getVPCnameById

I was recently looking at retrieving a VPC’s Name based on its id. Here is the Python/Boto3 implementation from boto3.session import Session session = Sessi...


Exporting unexportable certificates

You sometimes run into cases where a certificate was imported by another sysadmin and he forgot to check the option to export the private key. If you want to...


Going to Microsoft Summit 2014

Have just received confirmation from my employer that I will be able to participate at this year’s Microsoft Summit 2014. Microsoft Summit, cu...


Invalid Master Key in BES 5.0

Had an interesting problem when trying to add a new Enterprise CAL key to a BES 5.0.3 where I would see the Invalid master key error.

XenMobile 8 installation step by step

Lately I’ve had a particular interest in the MDM (mobile device management) scene where XenMobile (the rebranded Zenprise ) is one of the leaders

ITCamp 2013 – my thoughts

Taking advantage of the fact that Endava was a platinum sponsor, I couldn’t pass the opportunity to attend this years’ ITCamp.

Using Group Managed Service Accounts

Windows Server 2012 comes with group managed service accounts, an improved version of the original MSA. Ever since Windows Server 2008 R2 ..


Upgrading InfoStage Director 7

In this article I will explain the steps needed to upgrade EVault Director (the actual backup software), EVault Reports and Windows CentralControl.

Upgrading Evault to version 7

I’ve recently had the opportunity to upgrade an Evault production infrastructure and thought I might share how the process went.

Installing SharePoint 2010

I recently published an article on ITSpark about installing SharePoint 2010 on SQL Server 2012. The article is in Romanian and can be read here.

Reading books once more!

After reading Julien Smith’s post How To Read a Book a Week , I was inspired by his commitment to read one book each week and thought I was a great idea. ...

Microsoft Private Cloud TechTalk

A few days before leaving overseas I was invited to talk about Private Cloud concepts with Tudy Damian (MVP, Virtualization) and Adrian Stoian (MVP, Syste...

Fix Mac OS X not booting PGP

Last week I got the chance to brush my Mac skills and encountered the following problem. When using Mac OS X 10.6.* and PGP versions prior to 10.1.2 ...

Deploying Adobe Reader with Windows Intune

The other day Adobe just released an update to their flagship product Adobe Reader. While I quickly updated my installation, I decided to try the new Soft...


Google Apps alias stuck at activate

The other day I combined 2 of my Google Apps domains by adding the second as a domain alias. The problem was that the alias appeared to be stuck and the only...

Google Apps certified!

This week was an exceptional good week, but the the most important accomplishment is that I managed to pass my Google Apps certification exam and I’m now a G...

ITCamp 2011

Last week I attended ITCamp 2011 a premium conference held in Cluj-Napoca and organized by 2 communities: ITSpark and CodeCamp. Now that I have a bit more ti...

Connection Day – Cluj-Napoca

Tomorrow I will be hosting a presentation and a workshop with fellow ITSpark members Chris, Cosmin and Tudy. As Tudy has already blogged, the event is part ...

SCCM 2007 OSD Issue

Every since I installed SCCM 2007 in the network I manage, I wanted to test the Operating System Deployment (OSD) because it’s much more flexible th...

Strange errors in SCCM 2007

Right after New Years Eve I had to update some packages/advertisements for some new software. That was easy, but the problem was that none of the  clients...