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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)