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Today I welcome Varun Chhabra to the show as we kick off our three part “Virtualization: Did you Know…” series.
In this series we will discuss facts and facets of Microsoft’s Virtualization solution that, if you are currently using some other virtualization platform, you probably didn’t know but definitely should.
If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information:
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Today (just a few minutes ago, in fact) I had the honor of presenting a webcast entitled “Microsoft Virtualization – Important Things You Didn’t Know” on BrightTALK.
The recording is now available, and viewable here:
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Let me know if you have any questions…
For each member of the SouthwestMissouri Chapter of the AITP (SWMOAITP) who downloads Window Server 2012 R2 orHyper-V 2012 R2 from the below links between 11/4/13 and 11/30/13, MicrosoftCorporation (“Microsoft”) will donate USD $2 to the Council of Churches of theOzarks (a 501c3 organization; see http://www.ccozarks.org).
When SWMOAITP members download WindowsServer, we’ll point you to instructive videos, hands-on labs, and more availableat http://aka.ms/SWMOAITP. For each completed download by registered SWMOAITP membersduring the promotional period, a USD $2 donation, up to a maximum USD $3,000,will be made to the Council of Churches of the Ozarks. See the officialterms and conditions at: http://aka.ms/SWMOAITP.
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Offer good only to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C.aged 18 or older who are registered members of the Southwest Missouri Chapterof the AITP (SWMOAITP). Offer is not valid where prohibited by law.
Must complete full download from below linksbetween November 4, 2013 and November 30, 2013. Offer good only to thefirst 1,500 registered members who complete downloads of Windows Server 2012,Window Server 2012 R2 Preview, Hyper-V 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 R2 Preview untilthe end of the promotional period, whichever comes first. Limit 1 downloadper member, and up to USD $3,000 for donation on behalf of SWMOAITP to the Councilof Churches of the Ozarks. May not be combined with other offers. This offerwill be fulfilled in the form of a monetary donation to the Council of Churchesof the Ozarks charity within 90 days after the end of the promotional period.Microsoft reserves the right to modify or cancel the terms of this offer at anytime. Your download for the purpose of this offer does not create anemployment relationship of any kind between you and Microsoft or otherwiseentitle you to compensation or remuneration from Microsoft. Due to governmentethics and procurement laws, employees of certain government agencies(including but not limited to military and public education institutions) maynot be eligible to participate. It is your sole responsibility to review andunderstand your employer’s policies regarding your eligibility to participatein offers and promotions. Microsoft employees are not eligible to participate.Microsoft disclaims any and all liability or responsibility for violations oflaws, or for disputes arising between an employee and their employer related tothis offer. Microsoft reserves the right, as determined by Microsoft in itssole discretion, to disqualify any person not complying with these offer Termsand/or acting fraudulently with the intent to avoid offer restrictions or otherlimitations.
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A couple of months ago I had the privilege to interview Brad Anderson. Brad is a Sr. VP at Microsoft, responsible for the System Center and Windows Server product lines. So…
“So this guy knows what he’s talking about?”
Exactly. As a companion to his blog - In the Cloud – we recorded these three interviews around his nine-part “What’s New in R2” blog series. So for today’s article in our current “Why Windows Server 2012 R2” series, I thought I’d give you another opportunity to hear what Brad has to say. Here are the videos, and I’ll include the links to his blog series posts below as well. Enjoy!
TechNet Radio: (Part 1) - What’s New in 2012 R2 - Empowering People-Centric IT
TechNet Radio: (Part 2) What’s New in 2012 R2 – Transforming the Datacenter
TechNet Radio: (Part 3) What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Business Applications
Brad Anderson’s “What’s New in 2012 R2” Series
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Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes:
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In addition to a chance to win one of the prizes above, EVERY ENTRANT will receive our Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 enterprise-grade bare-metal hypervisor software completely free. This is a fully functional virtualization hypervisor that supports scalability up to 320 logical processors, 4TB physical RAM, live migration and highly-available clustering.
Hyper-V serves as the virtualization foundation for Private Clouds leveraging Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.
You can enter the IT Pro“Cloud OS Challenge” Sweepstakes by completing all of the THREE EASY TASKS below to download and build your Private Cloud foundation with Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. Be sure to complete the last task to submit your proof-of-completion for entry into this sweepstakes.
Download the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 installation bits using the link below.
DO IT: Download Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 in your lab environment using the installation steps linked below.
DO IT: Install Hyper-V Server 2012 R2
Complete the steps in this task to submit your proof-of-completion entry into the IT Pro “Cloud OS Challenge” Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of the exciting prizes listed above.
Upon submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation email within 24-hours.
Now that you’ve installed Hyper-V Server 2012 R2, continue your learning and evaluation with these additional resources.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to IT Professionals who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or D.C., 18+. Sweepstakes ends November 30, 2013. For Official Rules, see http://aka.ms/CloudChallenge201311Rules.