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TechNet Radio – IT Time: PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 coming soon.. read more…….
Blain Barton welcomes Denise McInerney, PASS Vice President of Marketing and data engineer at Intuit as they discuss the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference and the 24 hours of free online business analytics webcasts previewing the event on February 5th around SQL Server. Tune as they chat about...
27 Jan 2014
Today is the day - Windows Server 2012 R2 is out.. more here…….
Download Windows Server 2012 R2 here - http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256993 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs?id=mnfRF7L10Hs
18 Oct 2013
Shanmugam Kulandaivet discusses RemoteFX within Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 - Read on…
I was talking to a customer from Dunbar High School and they stated that they wanted to know more about RemoteFX so I thought I would post some information and resources around the technology. Shanmugam Kulandaivel, a Microsoft Senior Program Manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization team explains...
12 Jul 2013
TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 1) Building Virtual Machines in the New Microsoft Cloud: From Deployment to Cost Analysis
In part 1 of their three part series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson walk us through building networked servers on the Windows Azure platform. Tune in as Tommy demos for us how to create our virtual machines and then authenticate them through an Active Directory Controller and then finishes...
26 Jun 2013
Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Resource Page
Here are some important resource links to utilize when digging in to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory. What's New in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831477.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831769.aspx Active Directory Administrative...
10 May 2013
Rhonda Layfield hosts WADK and MDT Workshop – Register Today
Rhonda is hosting a great workshop around the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 and Windows 8 Deployment. She’s very knowledgeable and this is one you can’t miss if you are a Windows Deployment Administrator. Learn about the new Deploying Windows 8 Microsoft Tools eLearning course...
8 May 2013
April is “Build Your Private Cloud” Series – Week 4 running list….
22-Apr Deploying Private Cloud Workloads - Hardware Profiles in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager Kevin http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/04/22/hardware-profiles-in-system-center-2012-sp1-vmm-build-your-private-cloud-series.aspx 23-Apr Deploying Private Cloud...
22 Apr 2013
Part 22 of 20 - (Bonus Part) Hyper-V Replica Step-By-Step #VirtExpert Virtualization Experts by Dan Stolts
Hyper-V Replica is new in Windows Server 2012. It is an asynchronous, virtual machine replication technology that is designed for business continuity and disaster recovery. Dan does a great job of telling you about it in his bonus part in the Virtualization Series, read on… http://itproguru.com/expert...
3 Apr 2013
Part 17 of 20 – Virtualization Series - Performance Management – Memory by Harold Wong
Harold covers Performance Management dealing with Memory, read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2013/03/26/server-virtualization-series-performance-management-memory.aspx Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at: http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/03/become-a-virtualization...
27 Mar 2013
Part 10 of 20 - Virtualization Series: Networking – NIC Teaming by Harold Wong
Harold explains NIC Teaming and how it relates to virtual networking, http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2013/03/15/server-virtualization-series-networking-nic-teaming-part-10-of-20-by-harold-wong.aspx This article take a deep look into the NIC teaming between Windows Server 2008 and 2012...
20 Mar 2013
TechNet Radio: IT Time – Get Certified! Why Microsoft Certification Matters
Blain Barton and the Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson are back for their monthly show and in today's episode, they discuss the importance of Microsoft Certifications. Tune in as they chat about how getting certified directly affected their careers, some tips and tricks for the MCSA on Windows Server 2012 as...
15 Mar 2013
IT Community Event – Orlando FL – Keiser University - Sat March 23rd, 2013 – Registration Still Open!
Posting a reminder to the IT Pro Community that the IT Pro Camp Community Event is in Orlando Florida at Keiser University and there are seats available for this multi-speakers, multi-sponsor event – Register below -
12 Mar 2013
Part 17 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Windows 8 Application Policy Options
Tommy Patterson discusses Windows 8 Application Policy Options, read on…. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-series-part-17-windows-8-app-policy-and-sideloading-apps-step-by-step/ Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to http...
28 Feb 2013
Part 8 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Installing the Migration Tools
By Matt Hester Get going and install your Migration Tools for Windows Server 2012, start here - http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/02/13/migration-and-deployment-installing-the-migration-tools-part-8-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs...
19 Feb 2013
Part 6 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series– Requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation
By Bob Hunt Check out the requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation, good article! http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2013/02/11/requirements-for-a-fresh-windows-server-2012-installation.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going...
19 Feb 2013
Part 3 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Deploy using Configuration Manager and Zero-Touch
By Keith Mayer Keith discusses steps to deploying Windows using Configuration Manager and Zero Touch. Good article… http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/02/06/5-steps-to-deploying-windows-8-with-system-center-2012-service-pack-1-part-3-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering...
18 Feb 2013
Angelbeat Event Series a “big hit” in Florida and continues all week… Sign-up now!
I had the opportunity to work with Ron Gerber today in Jacksonville FL where we had 100 IT Pros gather to hear from small start-ups and large companies like Vmware, Veeam and Microsoft. I discuss “What’s new @ Microsoft” and was the last to get the opportunity to present to an eager crowd. Ron...
6 Feb 2013
Check out Tommy’s new article on the Hunger Games of your Virtualization Environment! (Part 1)
31 Oct 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio:(Part 1) Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Azure VMs and Virtual Networks
Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, joins for us for today’s show as we talk about Windows Azure’s Infrastructure as a Service features. Tune in for part one of this series as we cover Windows Azure Virtual Machines , licensing and pricing, what VHD Deploy...
3 Oct 2012
Step-By-Step: Installing Windows Server 2012 RTM from thumb-drive creating a “New” bootable Virtual Hard Disk – By Blain Barton
Here are my latest notes for boot to .VHD without messing up your bare metal. This process can be used for Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8. Here’s what you need to have in your IT Toolbox for this exercise. - USB Drive (4GB or larger) - ...
5 Sep 2012
Setting Up Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) with Adam Carter–Windows Server Division
VDI in 13 clicks and a cup of coffee with Adam Carter from the Windows Server team where he demos for us the latest Virtual Desktop Infrastructure features found in Windows Server 2012. Tune in as he covers initial set-up, what the user experience looks like as well as why it’s the best value for your...
9 Aug 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Orchestrator
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 - Orchestrator and installing the System Center and other integration packs for automated administration of the private cloud.
29 Jul 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 5 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Operations Manager
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 - Operations Manager and deploy agents to manage the private cloud.
27 Jul 2012
TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager
Download: WMV | WMA In this session, we talk about how to configure Virtual Machine Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012. We explore how to deploy agents, create a host group, create a cloud, and create virtual networks.
26 Jul 2012
IT Time: TechNet Radio: “Road to TechEd 2012” - File Storage Support in Windows Server 2012 with Jose Barreto
Principal Program Manager Jose Barreto joins us today as we talk about what’s in store for Windows Server 2012 File Server storage. Tune in as we cover what sessions he and his colleagues will be covering at this year’s TechEd events as well as how you can learn more about the latest release of Windows...
7 Jun 2012
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