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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A
NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we've updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance - Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time . - - - - - - - - - - There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard...
13 Feb 2013
Step-by-Step: Adding a Windows Server 2012 Replica Domain Controller to Active Directory in the Cloud with Windows Azure
In this article, we’ll be continuing on in our “Early Experts” Cloud Quest lab scenario to add a Windows Server 2012 Replica Domain Controller ( DC ) to our cloud-based lab on the Windows Azure cloud platform. NOTE: This Step-by-Step guide builds on the cloud-based lab configuration...
21 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Building a Windows Server 2012 Active Directory Forest in the Cloud with Windows Azure
Often times, applications that we’re deploying to the cloud may expect Windows Server Active Directory to be present for authentication and identity management. With Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks , we can deploy Windows Server Active Directory on the Windows Azure cloud platform...
17 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Templating VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure and PowerShell - 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud - Part 17 of 31
In previous articles in our 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud series, we’ve stepped through the process of building out various lab environments in the cloud, such as Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012, SharePoint 2013, Windows 8 App Dev and even Linux, on the Windows Azure cloud platform. ...
17 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Build Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012 VMs in the Cloud with Windows Azure
With Windows Azure, you can easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines on your own virtual network in the cloud. These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications...
18 Dec 2012
SharePoint 2013 Step-by-Step for Social and Forms-based Authentication #SharePoint #ITPro
Two new Test Lab Guides (TLG) have been released this week for configuring the new Social features and Forms-based authentication in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview. TLGs are step-by-step walkthroughs of the configuration needed to implement a particular solution, and they are terrific resources for quickly...
18 Sep 2012
Over 100 TechEd 2012 Hands-On Labs are now available online #ws2012 #hyperv #sysctr
UPDATE: By popular demand, these Hands On Labs have been extended to September 30th, 2012! Good news! Until September 30th, we are making available online over 100 of the most popular TechEd North America Hands-on Labs. Accessing the virtual environments and manuals is really easy ... Steps to...
7 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Technical Training Videos Now Available! #ws2012
Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Server and Tools team and Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) to deliver the “ Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution ” on June 20-21, 2012. Thanks to an amazing product and a phenomenal team effort, this...
2 Jul 2012
Build your own Windows Server 2012 server lab in the Cloud … for FREE!
Today at Tech Ed North America, we all saw great keynote presentations featuring cool new features in Windows Server 2012 - improved features across the board, including Management, Storage, Virtualization and Security! Aching to begin playing around with some of these new features for yourself, but...
11 Jun 2012
Next steps after #ITCamp … #SystemCenter 2012 Guided Online Labs and Training
At our IT Camp Events , you all saw System Center 2012 delivering IT as a Service via the provisioning and management of Private Clouds … Now, take the next step in learning about System Center 2012 via these FREE guided online labs and training resources that cover the key steps in deploying...
16 May 2012
Use Your #ITCamp #HyperV Lab - Migrate To Windows Server 2008 R2
You've built your Hyper-V lab environment at our IT Camp events … now it's time to put that lab environment to good use so that you can take advantage of those cool Server 2008 R2 features like Managed Service Accounts , Active Directory Recycle Bin , Offline Domain Join and Hyper-V Live Migration...
15 May 2012
Cincinnati, OH - Windows Multipoint Server 2011 Build Lab Event
Learn how to install and deploy WMS 2011 in a workgroup and a domain environment! There will be various “Thin” and “Zero” clients to try connecting with your server after you’ve built it. BYO server or desktop system WITH a discreet graphics card (required by WMS 2011...
4 May 2012
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is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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