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  • Blog Post: 4 Surface Pros + Hyper-V + WiFi Hotspot = Fun For Nerds

    Question: What ridiculous things can 4 server geeks do with a sub-2lb tablet that has a Core i5 processor and a couple of free hours? Answer: Install Server 2012, enable Hyper-V, create some VMs, and then use Shared-Nothing Live Migration to move them around over a WiFi Hotspot Details: Yes, we actually...
  • Blog Post: Building a better mouse-trap (or a stylus-trap)

    A few weeks ago I got a Surface Pro along with some of the folks here at Building Clouds. The first thing we did was to install Server 2012 on them and run some Shared-Nothing Live Migrations. You can read about that here . But what I found after using the Surface Pro pretty regularly was that: ...
  • Blog Post: Surface Pro Hijinks: The Video

    Or: How we spent $4,000 and all we got was a tabletop datacenter Remember last week when I told you about our little geek experiment with our brand new Surface Pro devices? I promised a video, and we are not the type to disappoint our readers. We wandered off to a quiet corner of our building, set...
  • Blog Post: I have a Surface RT and going away for a few days, now what??? I have a MSDN subscription :-) (Part 2)

    In the previous blog post ( here ) I talked about how you can start using Windows Azure with an MSDN subscription and we did the following: Installed App. Controller Configured App. Controller to communicate with Windows Azure Created our own Windows 2012 image that we want to use in Windows Azure  ...