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Q: Windows Server 2012 R2 went to General Availability (GA) on Friday Oct 18th but without much fan fair. Where are the Launch events, were are all the free resources, where is all the information about the latest and greatest Windows Server OS? Where, Where, Where? Answer: Here! W...
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 (Infrastructu...
Do you want to learn about Windows Azure and Microsoft's Cloud Platform? C 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 la...
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 link to a video walkthrough of this process at the bottom of thi...
Are you haunted by the thought of managing thousands of processes that could be automated? Well boys and girls Dr. Scripto and his faithful sidekick are here to help combat Scripto-Nite and provide us with their Top 10 Reasons NOT to Fear PowerShell 3.0 for Windows Server 2012. Fear n...
Everything has changed AGAIN! So where did Microsoft move the basic commands like Log Off, Shutdown, Sleep & Restart in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8? They are all very easy to find if you know where to look :) Includes Terminal Services (TS) - Remote Desktop Services (RDS) too!
Learn about Windows Azure Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS) and how you can use it to build out your datacenter in the sky. Plus, what is IaaS how is it different from PaaS & SaaS, why learning about IaaS is vital to career development and MUCH, MUCH MORE! Dan Stolts welcomes Micro...
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 20...
In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start May 10th, 2012 8:00AM GMT. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft is the host of this event. ...
To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to understand the cloud. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Get your questions answered by the Cloud Experts! You will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools...
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 the...
Virtualization Deep Dive Day 2012 Coming To Boston March 10th 2012 - Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn about Cloud and Virtualization. Registration is open for the fourth annual Virtualization Deep Dive Day. Act now while you can still take advantage of the Early Bird Dis...
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 CA...
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 con...
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.
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 you 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 mor...