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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 and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines in Windows Azure.  In this 31 part series we will teach you most of what you need to know about cloud computing and Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service. Do you have a New Year's Resolution? Will you keep it?  How about making one (or an... (more)

The Future Is Now – Part II

Private Cloud featuring System Center 2012 & Windows Server 2012 Highly managed systems and private cloud are the future of IT, and the future is now. In Part II of our IT Camp series, you will build a test lab with an AD domain, learn what you need to know to start or continue building a private cloud with the test lab, and witness System Center 2012 in action. We will also preview the next version of Windows Server 2012. Seating is limited so reserve your place now! Hands On: The format of the hands on is "keep up with the presenter if you can". We will be going through the conten... (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)

Windows Azure Poster Cloud Services Defined

Do you want to learn about Windows Azure and Microsoft's Cloud Platform?  Checkout the Windows Azure Poster - Free Download.  You can also get a free cloud account (free servers) by signing up for a 90 day trial of Windows Azure at http://AKA.MS/IaaS. Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.  Build applications using any language, tool or framework. You can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Learn about... (more)