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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge–Exam 70-410–Deploy and configure DNS service

    As some of you may be aware, our team is in the process of documenting and referencing preparation materials for the certification exam 70-410 : “ Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 ”.   In this article, my goal is to point you to learning resources around deploying and configuring...
  • Blog Post: Get the FREE e-Book on Windows 8 for IT Pros

    It has been mentioned in other places , but I thought it would be worthwhile to remind all of you IT Pros out there that there is a free e-Book available just for you – to introduce you to Windows 8 and what it means for you and the people and businesses you support. Here are the links to the three formats...
  • Blog Post: Available Now: RTM Version of the FREE Windows 2012 eBook

    I just learned (from the Microsoft Press Blog ) that the The Free e-Book on Windows Server 2012 is now updated to include any changes found in the final, released version of Windows Server.  Here are the formats, and the links: PDF - Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition - PDF ebook EPUB ...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft?–Are you experienced?

    We start this new week of articles in our series, “ VMware or Microsoft? ” with a nod to the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s album and song, “Are you experienced”.  “Why?” Because whenever I hear the question, “are you certified?”, I think of professional certifications.  And when I think of professional...
  • Blog Post: Are You Cloud-Certified? (“Cloudy April” - Part 12)

    How certified are you? “Same as you.” Of course you are. I’m an MCITP: Server Administrator and MCITP: Enterprise Administrator. I was also an MCSE on Server 2003, 2000, 2000: Security, and MCSE on NT 4. I was even an MCP on Windows 3.11 . “Wow.. you’re old.”...
  • Blog Post: Oh YES! Migrate VMware VMs to Windows Azure – 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

    You read that title correctly.. We know that many of you are still using VMware .  And just about as many of you are already migrating or considering the migration of some (or all) of your virtualization to Microsoft ’s Hyper-V .  And if you’re already going that route, perhaps you should also...
  • Blog Post: MCSE News Update: More Details

    Immediately after my previous blog post about the new cloud-centric MCSE certifications , I received an instant message and an e-mail from the group responsible for it. They thanked me, and then asked if I would please share some additional information. So the following text comes directly from that...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: New Microsoft Certs Align to Cloud–The MCSE is back!

    Hot off the newswire : Today Microsoft announced some changes to the certification program for IT Professionals, in order to address the growing need for people being able to prove their expertise in all things cloud-related. “Wait.. you said that “the MCSE is back’.  Huh?!” That’s right. ...