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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
Why R2? Step-by-Step: Automated Tiered Storage with Windows Server 2012 R2
This month, my team of fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists are publishing a series of articles on Why Windows Server 2012 R2? that highlights the key enhancements and new capabilities that we're seeing driving particular interest in this latest release of our Windows Server operating system in the field...
23 Oct 2013
Building a Private Cloud VM Compute Foundation with the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012
When designing your virtualization ho st framework for your Private Cloud, it's important to select platforms that use widely supported standards and provide cost-effective solutions for elastically scaling a resilient compute foundation. With this criteria in check, you'll be able to grow your compute...
5 Apr 2013
Rapidly create VHD/VHDXs with New #PowerShell Version of WIM2VHD for #Windows8 and #WindowsServer2012 #HyperV #ITCamp
Convert-WindowsImage is the new version of WIM2VHD for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012! Rapid provisioning of new VHD/VHDX "gold" images for lab, development, test, and production use! Designed specifically for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and completely rewritten in PowerShell by Mike...
1 Jun 2012
An independent analysis: Hyper-V 3.0 vs VMware in the Enterprise #hyperv #VMware #PrivateCloud
Mitch Garvis , a veteran trainer, consultant, Microsoft MVP and VMware VCP, has published a thorough independent analysis of his thoughts concerning Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 vs VMware ESXi 5.1. If you are currently evaluating Datacenter Virtualization and Private Cloud solutions for your IT...
9 Jul 2012
DUDE! Where’s my VHDs? More PowerShell Tricks with Hyper-V
Overheard at a recent IT Camp event … I’ve been virtualizing more and more VMs on my Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hosts lately and I’ve got lots of virtual hard disks ( VHDs ) across all my VMs. It’s been working great, but … Is there an easy way to list all VHDs...
11 Mar 2013
VMware or Microsoft? Dynamic Storage Management in Private Clouds
No matter which virtualization platform you may be using today to power your Private Cloud , storage is probably one of your biggest costs, and perhaps one of your biggest pain points, too. Virtualized environments are, by their very nature, dynamic environments where storage requirements from one VM...
11 Sep 2013
DFW Cloud Summit 2012 - Private Clouds, Public Clouds & Hybrid Clouds
Yesterday's Cloud Summit 2012 event in DFW provided exciting details about the new capabilities around Windows Azure Virtual Machines, Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 to deliver cost-effective, elastic cloud-oriented infrastructure architecture on-your-terms: In your own datacenter...
11 Jul 2012
VMware or Microsoft? Reducing VMware Storage Costs WITH Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces
As my colleague, Chris Avis , pointed out in his article yesterday ( VMware or Microsoft: Simplified Host Patching = Greater Security and More Uptime ), there’s tons of reasons that IT Pros have been moving new virtualization workloads onto Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V Server 2012...
15 Aug 2013
Step-by-Step: Speaking iSCSI with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V - Become a Virtualization Expert in 20 Days! ( Part 7 of 20 )
Windows Server 2012 and our completely FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 certainly have some really cost effective new storage options, with Storage Spaces and Hyper-V over SMB 3.0 . However, many IT Pros have already invested in iSCSI shared storage and, as a result, many Hyper-V deployments also need to be...
12 Mar 2013
Backup Strategies for Hyper-V with VEEAM Software #HyperV #ws2012
Backup strategy options: quick backups, easy restores or lotsa $$$ - choose only ONE. That's the rules we've lived by all these years as IT Pros. We can either choose a path using incremental backup that gives us quick backup times, or a path using full backups that gives us easy restores. We can never...
3 Jul 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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