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Step-by-Step: Accelerating the Cloud with “BranchCache” in Windows Server 2012 [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]
This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services . You can catch the full series at http://aka.ms/CloudTop20 . In today's article in this series, we'll discuss accelerating content on cloud-based...
6 May 2013
Get Certified at Microsoft TechEd as an MCSE on Windows Server 2012 or Private Cloud … and MORE!
TechEd is our premier technical conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, and this year Microsoft TechEd 2013 North America will be in New Orleans, LA on June 3rd-6th. I’ve attended almost every TechEd conference since 1997, and I’ve always found it to be a tremendously...
5 May 2013
Master System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with this short-list of FREE Learning Resources …
I meet lots of IT Pros at my events that are interested learning more about the new and improved capabilities in Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. In this article, I’ve compiled a list of video and hands-on lab resources that you can use to learn all about it and prepare...
15 Apr 2013
20 Days of 20 Ways - Get Started with Migrating and Deploying Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure VMs
As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been working together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Many...
28 Feb 2013
Step-by-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 - Migration and Deployment Series ( Part 16 of 19 )
Among a whole host of new management features, Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager adds the ability to now deploy and manage Windows 8 apps for enterprises. These Windows 8 apps could be internal apps that have been created by your corporate developers, or they could simply be...
25 Feb 2013
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
5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 - Migration and Deployment - Part 3 of 19
Service Pack 1 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager ( “ConfigMgr 2012 SP1” ) adds the ability to deploy Windows 8 operating system images. As you’ll see in this article, this OS deployment process is very similar to what many IT Pros have used in the past for deploying Windows...
6 Feb 2013
Windows 8 Pro vs Enterprise - What’s the Difference?
Earlier today, my friend and colleague, Harold Wong , did a great job outlining the requirements for installing the various editions of Windows 8 along with noting the additional requirements for key product features. Be sure to check out Harold’s BLOG ARTICLE for the details. BUT ... What...
4 Feb 2013
Cloud-based PC and Mobile Device Management with Windows Intune Wave D and System Center 2012 SP1
In today's TechNet Radio show, we're discussing the new features in PC and mobile device management in the new wave of our cloud-based management solution: Windows Intune . We'll be chatting with Mark Williams , Senior Program Manager on the Windows Intune team, as we cover the following new capabilities...
21 Jan 2013
Step-by-Step: Building a FREE Windows 8 App Dev Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Machines
Developing Windows 8 Apps for the Windows Store offers an unprecedented opportunity for developers and partners! As reported earlier this month on Blogging Windows , more than 60 Million Windows 8 licenses have been sold and over 1,700 certified systems are available from our OEM partners for Windows...
14 Jan 2013
From-the-Field: Consumerized Confessions from a Senior IT Pro
This week, we’re joined by Jeff Roach , Senior Infrastructure Architect at Wright Robbins, Inc. As an experienced IT Pro, Jeff recently moved to a Microsoft Surface device as his primary work device. Check-in below with Jeff as he describes his journey … ---------- OK – I’ll...
12 Jan 2013
Using Live Meeting 2007 with Windows 8 and Office 2013
With the many of us being out for the holidays over the past few weeks, I wanted to make sure that you didn't miss this important Live Meeting update for Windows 8 and Office 2013. If you regularly use Live Meeting for webcasts, you'll want to make sure you apply these updates if you're running Windows...
2 Jan 2013
Surface with Windows 8 Pro - Pricing Announced!
Today, the Surface team announced pricing for Surface with Windows 8 Pro as follows: $899 for the 64GB version $999 for the 128GB version Both versions will be offered with a Surface Pen with Palm Block technology and either a touch cover or type cover (sold separately). Spec's for...
29 Nov 2012
FREE eBook: Windows 8 for IT Pros (Updated - Final Copy)
UPDATE: The final copy of this eBook has been released and is now available for download at the following link locations: PDF Introducing Windows 8- An Overview for IT Professionals - PDF ebook Mobi Introducing Windows 8-An Overview for IT Professionals – Mobi format...
23 Nov 2012
Try out the new SkyDrive App with Selective Sync!
Over the past week, the SkyDrive team has released an updated version of the SkyDrive App with a long-awaited feature: selective sync of specific SkyDrive folders! What is Selective Sync? With the new SkyDrive app release, you can now select which folders from SkyDrive are synced – making...
20 Nov 2012
Follow-up: What's New In Windows 8 for IT Pros at SpiceCorps Detroit MI
In addition to the new, immersive Windows 8-style user interface, there's a ton to be excited about in Windows 8 as an IT Pro - with end-to-end improvements across performance, networking, security, management, mobility, virtualization and storage! Yesterday, I met with a great group of IT Pros at SpiceCorps...
17 Nov 2012
IPv6 Bootcamp - Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge - Exam 70-410
This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 " Early Experts " Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the following exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 : Deploy and Configure Core Network...
15 Nov 2012
Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 SP1 now available!
This week, the IE team released IE 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1! You can download IE10 Release Preview for evaluation and testing (remember, it's still pre-release software) from the following link location ... Download IE10 Release Preview: http://windows...
15 Nov 2012
24 FREE Technical Posters in One Windows 8 App for IT Pros!
This week, The Poster Guy released a new FREE Windows 8 App into the Windows Store for IT Pros with Windows 8 PC's - Server Posterpedia ! Here's the details ... What is Server Posterpedia? Server Posterpedia includes 24 zoomable technical posters that summarize key architectural aspects of:...
6 Nov 2012
Supporting Windows 8 Fast Startup with Group Policy
When people first begin using Windows 8, one of the most noticeable improvements is the new Fast Startup feature. Fast Startup, enabled by default in Windows 8, implements a unique hybrid kernel hibernation process during computer shutdown where user mode components are shutdown normally, but the operating...
5 Nov 2012
Happy Halloween! Top 10 Reasons to NOT Fear PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012
Happy Halloween! Does your datacenter go bump in the night? Are you haunted by the thought of managing thousands of processes that could be automated? In Today's TechNet Radio Show, my good friends and colleagues, Blain Barton , Matt Hester and Ed Wilson , walk us through their Top 10 Favorite Features...
31 Oct 2012
Follow-up - What's New in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 at LexMUG - Lexington KY
Yesterday, we had a nearly "standing-room only" crowd at the LexMUG user group in Lexington KY - IT Pros that were eager to learn about Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8! There were great discussions on how we can leverage the new capabilities of these latest Windows products, and I've posted my deck...
17 Oct 2012
Supporting Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
In today's TechNet Radio show, I'm back with Wally Mead , Senior Program Manager from the System Center Client Management team and all-around ConfigMgr Guru. Tune in as we discuss the new capabilities in Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager for managing Windows 8 clients, deploying...
16 Oct 2012
Top 8 New Features in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 with Wally Mead
In today's TechNet Radio show, Wally Mead , Senior Program Manager from the System Center Client Management team and all-around ConfigMgr Guru, joins me to discuss the recently announced features found in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. What's New in System Center 2012 Configuration...
21 Sep 2012
Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 #Windows8 #WinServ #ITPro
Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 include support for over 350 new group policy settings ...This brings the total number of manageable system policies via Active Directory group policy to over 3,600 policy settings! Below, I've summarized the new categories of group policy settings that I'm most excited...
17 Sep 2012
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