Windows Server 2012 R2 entered a new Milestone on Friday Oct 18, 2013. It was
released for General Availability (GA) which means anyone and everyone can
now get there hands on it. It can be purchased, used in production and is
fully supported. However there was no massive launch campaign around this
monumental milestone for what is now the latest and greatest operating system
Microsoft has to offer. Is the new product worthy of an upgrade? How can
the new product help me in my business? Where do I get it? How to install
it? What should I be looking at when I kick the tires? Where are the
improvements? Are the improvements minor, major, must have? In this
article I will answer all of these questions and more.
Windows Server 2012 R2 is a major upgrade where they focused on four key
Mobility - Great user experience from anywhere! Apps - Modern, agile... (more)
These procedures were written using Windows 8 Release Preview but will work
with prior versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows
Vista and Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. There is a video
walkthrough of this process at the bottom of this post.
If you do not have the media, you will need to download. See Windows
8; Windows 2012; Win2008 R2 SP1
Put the Windows DVD in a drive (or mount the ISO) and make note of the drive
letter. In my case it is drive G: Put in the USB Thumb Drive Key in the
computer and make note of the drive letter and t... (more)
Are you interested in more free Microsoft training? If so, pay attention...
Microsoft Virtual Academy
Microsoft Virtual Academy allows you to Improve your IT skill set and help
advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at
your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get
There are lots of topics and tracks to choose from.
Some of the topics you will find:
System Center Virtual Machine Manager...
Happy New Year!!!! For the New Year all of my IT Pro teammates across the
country wanted to get together and talk about 31 things we love and want to
teach about having Servers (VMs) in the Cloud. Throughout this month we are
going to be talking about Windows Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
Windows Azure now offers a new feature currently in customer preview called
Virtual Machines & Virtual Networks. This new functionality provides
Windows Azure with an IaaS (Cloud) platform for you to deploy your own
virtual machines. In Windows Azure IaaS you can easily deploy an... (more)
Have you built your first cloud yet? If not, now is a great time to build out
a lab. Go ahead, grab a server (or laptop) and setup your proof of concept.
If you have not done it already, it is likely because you are worried about
what you will do if you get stuck! Well, fret no more. If you have any
questions, bring them to one of these live online events. For information on
how to get started with setting up your lab check out: http://aka.ms/lab
There will be opportunities available for you to get your questions answered.
Put these on your calendar and have fun building