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  • Blog Post: COOL: "Windows Server 8” sneak preview

    Windows Server 8 virtual machines will help you build private clouds of greater scale by supporting (at least…) 16 virtual processors fully loaded with business critical workloads like SQL Server. Then we show you how you can deliver improved fault tolerance and flexibility, without the added...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud overview

    * Private Cloud overview slide download (6M) * Private Cloud overview demo video download * Private Cloud overview demo PPT download (8M) * Hyper-V Live Migration demo video download (3M) * Private Cloud lab setup guide 2 article * Microsoft Private Cloud whitepaper * Microsoft virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V tips and tricks

    * Want to copy files from the host to VMs quickly? I have been so comfortable with drag-and-drop support in Virtual PC so I find it frustrating when Hyper-V VMs do not support it. Here you are the solution: create a virtual private network in the host, assign the newly created NIC with 192.168.1.100...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 overview

    * WS08R2 overview slide download (6M) * Live Migration demo video (short version, 3M) * Live Migration & System Center POC demo video (8M) . The video is from http://www.caosonblog.com and was done by Son Vu (MSVN HCMC) and HPT HMSC HCMC. * Convert your Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 to a workstation
  • Blog Post: Download for the IT Pro track - Heros Happen Here joint launch in March 2008

    * Demo video files for the Secure, Trusted & Virtualization portion of the morning general session (3 MB) Windows 2008 Key Note demo video download * Presentation files (17 MB): Afternoon breakdown sessions slide download Que - Hero - Windows Server 2008 Overview.pdf Que - Hero - Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud lab setup guide

    * 03 physical machines: 1 DC+System Center (SCVMM, SCVMM SSP 2.0, SCOM) + Storage Server (using Microsoft iSCSI Target 3.3, named DC-SC 02 Hyper-V members, named NODE1 & NODE2 Note: the guide is to illustrate the concepts only so it may not follow the best practices & guidance...
  • Blog Post: Windows 2008 Overview: Slide and demo video download

    * Overview slide deck download (4.8M) * Demo video: Firewall and IPSec (1M) * Demo video: IIS 7 administration new features (3M) * Demo video: NAP support in DHCP, Windows XP and Vista (0.7M) * Demo video: NAP support in DHCP, Configuration, Auto Remediation (1.2M) * Demo video: PowerShell (0.7M) * Demo...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 : better together

    * Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 better together slide download (4.4M) * Windows 7 DirectAccess demo download (7M) * Branch Cache Distributed Mode demo download (3.6M) * AppLocker demo download (4.7M) * BitLocker Drive Encryption overview slide deck download . * Microsoft Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: KMS host troubleshooting & monitoring

    * Windows Activation: Troubleshooting and Monitoring the KMS . Source: http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jsandys/archive/2009/04/08/windows-activation-troubleshooting-and-monitoring-the-kms.aspx As I've described in the previous two installments, the KMS is a pretty simple and straight-forward service...
  • Blog Post: Test driving Windows Storage Server!

    Just install the 30 day eval of the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target to your normal Windows Server.
  • Blog Post: KMS activation for Windows 7, Windows 2008, Office 2010 and above

    There are two different models for completing volume activation: 1.Multiple Activation Key (MAK) - MAK activates systems on a one-time basis, using Microsoft's hosted activation services. 2.Key Management Service (KMS) – KMS allows organizations to activate systems within their own network....
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core

    * Windows Activation steps: - slmgr.vbs -ipk [product key here]. This step is only needed for MAK keys. - slmgr.vbs -ato - slmgr.vbs -dli - slmgr.vbs -dlv More info: http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows-Server-License-Manager-Script-slmgrvbs.html * To configure various settings...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 overview

    * Windows Server 8 Overview webcast on Channel9 Getting Started with Windows 8 - Windows Key ( ): switch to Home screen - Home screen, then type some characters: search for Apps (and Settings and Files as well) - Home screen: right click a Tile to see the Advanced button in the Taskbar ...