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Jared Shockley, Information Technology Professional This is my spot on the Internet for me to share my thoughts on technology, software, hardware, gadgets and IT in general. Please feel free to comment.


Jared S.
Jared S.

Jared Shockley

Jared Shockley has been involved in the Information Technology field for over 20 years engaged with both small business and large enterprise. Currently focused on delivering IT Operations to a small to mid-sized healthcare organization, Jared's diverse career has included data center operations, small business ownership, web development, and large enterprise focuses IT operations management.

Jared has built up a diverse area of knowledge with IT operations management and technologies including database administration with MSSQL Server, collaborative portals with SharePoint and DotNetNuke , IT Service Management and Delivery, and systems integration. He carries certifications from ITIL (v2 Foundations) and Microsoft (MCP - Windows 8 Configuration).

Jared works with select individuals and organizations in helping them meet their information technology needs as well as presenting information on technology topics ranging from gadgets to website design to small office setup of technology. He is also a member of Seattle's DotNetNuke User Group (SeaDUG) and the Krewe of TechEd.


Easy Caddy for SSD Drives
As I am working on my systems at home, I am noticing a larger use of 2.5 inch drives in my systems. This is due to the increased use of solid state drives (SSD). In fact, in my newer server rig I spoke about, I have mirrored SSDs for the OS. To help make it easier for installation of these drives into my systems, I looked for a nice drive caddy and found one!

Update on my 60 Days to MCSE
Wow, I have not posted on this topic for a very, very long time. I am writing an update around my path towards MCSE: Private Cloud and the mis-steps I took on the way. As it stands, I am way past 60 days from my start and I haven't even gotten out of the blocks.

I passed a Microsoft Beta Exam!
It was the strangest notification I have ever seen in my e-mail on Friday morning. I heard from Microsoft Learning inviting me to the Microsoft Certified Professional website. I was given codes to attach my Microsoft Account to the MCP site and create an account there. This came out of the blue and I tried to remember back to the tests I have taken. Then, it dawned on me … I passed a beta test for Windows 8 Configuration.

Like SysInternals Tools? Want to Keep Them Automatically Updated?
If you are an IT Professional and have not heard of the SysInternals tools, you need to get out of the server room more often. SysInternals tools, originally NTInternals and then WinInternals, were built by a company headed by Mark Russinovich and Bryce Cogswell. Their company, started in 1996, offer many tools for IT professionals. In 2006, Microsoft purchased the company and all of its assets including bringing Mark Russinovich to Redmond to join Microsoft. These tools can help IT Professionals and developers understand what is happening when things go wrong.

Busy, Busy, Busy
These past few weeks have found me very busy these days. I will be blogging on many of the events but on top of those events, I have not been feeling well. I hope to get through my articles and get them posted for your enjoyment soon. In the mean time, I will be re-tweeting good news articles that come across my desk.