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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)