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Fear not, there are really only three things you NEED to REMEMBER about PowerShell.  However we did not want to stop there.  In this video Blain Barton Interviews PowerShell scripting book authors and experts for their top 10  Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012.  In this fun {not so frightful} way they discuss the basics in an incredibly easy way to understand. Video can be viewed from: Top 10 Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012 on TechNet Radio Featuring: Matt Hester (Author:   Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference; Automating Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with Windows PowerShell 2.0; Matt Hester's WebLog; ) Ed Wilson (Author PowerShell 3.0 Step-by-Step; www.ScriptingGuys.com) Blain Barton (Author Blain Barton's Blog) Step #1 - Download Windows Server 2012 Step #2 - Download Your FREE C... (more)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Is Here, What Is It and Where Is Here?

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?... (more)

Microsoft Virtual Academy

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 recognition. There are lots of topics and tracks to choose from. Some of the topics you will find: Clustering Windows Client Private Cloud Hyper-V Office 365 Public Cloud System Center Virtual Machine Manager... IaaS Windows Phone Virtualization PaaS Window... (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)

Thirty-One Days of Servers (VMs) in the Cloud

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)