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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)

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)

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)

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)