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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 2/29/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4) 3/28/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 5) 4/25/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 6) 5/30/2012 10:00 AM PST- 1 PM EST- Live! IT Time: Private Cl... (more)

New Download Links for System Center and Windows Server 2008 R2

CARE: System Center 2012 Suite CARE: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications CARE: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 CARE: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CARE: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 MVA: Microsoft Virtual Academy Certification: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Certification: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring ... (more)

Private Cloud Chat – Ask the Experts

To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have in your cloud management tool belt. Start building your private cloud (tips / instructions at http://aka.ms/lab) If you come up with questions, write them down and come to one of the upcoming Private Cloud Chats. Online Events: 3/28/2012 1:00:00 PM (EST) - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud... (more)

How to Log Off, Shutdown, Sleep & Restart Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Log Off (Log Out) of Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete then select Sign Out Log Off of Terminal Session on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 If you are connected via RDP (Remote Desktop Client) Press Ctrl-Alt-End then select Sign Out You will notice on the screen you can also LOCK the computer or bring up task manager To Shutdown,  Sleep, or restart Press WindowKey + C {for the Charms menu} - Settings - Press the Power button on the popup menu and pick either sleep, restart or shutdown Please Watch my blog http://itproguru.com for many more tips. Build Your L... (more)

Create Bootable USB Thumb Drive Key with Windows 8 / 2012 Media

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)