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I am an IT Evangelist at Microsoft in Columbus, Ohio ... I enjoy helping IT professionals envision, learn and adopt next generation virtualization and management technologies, Windows Server Platform, System Center and Private Cloud.My specific technology focus areas within the Microsoft ecosystem are:● Private Cloud, Virtualization and Management● Enterprise Desktop Strategies● SharePoint 2010● Messaging● Infrastructure Architecture
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V provides the ability to easily export sysprepped virtual machines as reusable VM templates for quickly provisioning new VMs in an on-premises datacenter or on the Windows Azure cloud platform. BUT … keeping those VM templates up-to-date with the latest Windows Updates can be time consuming, because the VM templates themselves are not actively running as VMs that can be updated online. Fortunately, PowerShell makes it easy to keep your VM templates well maintained by using the offline operating system image servicing cmdlets that are present in the Dism PowerShell module.
In this article, I’ll provide a sample PowerShell script, with comments, that you can leverage as the starting point for your own automated offline VM template servicing process ...
In my current role at Microsoft, I deliver lots of presentations and technical events almost every week. To have the greatest impact, I often find myself tweaking my slide decks just prior to a presentation to address points brought up in pre-event discussions with attendees – but, this can make sharing the latest copy of my decks and resources a bit challenging, because my files are always changing.
In this article, I'll discuss the FREE phriz.be social sharing app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone that makes sharing the latest documents a breeze!
THANK YOU to the hundreds of entrants that completed the IT Pro Cloud OS Challenge in November to learn more about our FREE bare-metal, enterprise-grade hypervisor, Hyper-V Server 2012 R2!
Congratulations to the prize winners that we’ve listed in this article for Surface Pro devices and Microsoft certification exam vouchers ...
Thanks to all who attended our Partner Tech Night event in Columbus OH last week! I had a great time discussing the exciting cloud scenarios that can be enabled with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
In this article, you can download a copy of the slide deck that we reviewed along with additional resources to help learn more about Windows Azure.
It seems like I’m always traveling in my current role, and getting to the gym for a real workout is always a challenge. Bodeefit, published by Think Big Partners in Kansas City, MO, provides on-the-go workouts that you can do without any equipment, making it possible to get a great workout whether you’re at-home, or on-the-go in a hotel room!
Bodeefit – Step-by-Step Workouts with Prescriptive Exercises and Videos
In this article, get the details and FREE download information for this Top Local App ...