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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 elements. Mobility - Great user experience from anywhere! Apps - Modern, agile... (more)

Live IT Time Private Cloud Chat

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 2/29/20... (more)

Top 10 Reasons Not to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012

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 Ins... (more)

Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012

It is that time of year again! We wanted to reach out to you and invite speakers and sponsors to this year's Virtualization Deep Dive Day event. As usual, all of the 15+ sessions will be recorded and made available to all attendees, live and virtual. The 4th annual Deep Dive Day conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at "The Lantana", in Randolph, MA. We invite you to join us as a Speaker and/or Sponsor at this must attend event that kicks off with Keynote and world famous Brian Madden who is sure to attract a crowd. After that it's a day of technology and solutions de... (more)

Drive Down Data Center Costs with Hyper-V and System Center Management

Event VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management High quality, high availability, simple to use and full virtual and physical management at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. That is what you get with Hyper-V and System Center. In this session, we will look inside Microsoft's flagship virtualization platform, Hyper-V. We then take a look at the best management stack on the planet to show management of the entire data center. We will show you why this multi-action stack is rapidly taking over the data center. Then stay tuned for a quick up... (more)