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  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Pack: Infrastructure as a Service Jump Start

    Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: http://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16 th & Thursday July 17 th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability...
  • Blog Post: Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

    Free online event with live Q&A with the WAP team: http://aka.ms/WAPIaaS Two half-days – Wednesday July 16 th & Thursday July 17 th – 9am-1pm PST IT Pros, you know that enterprises desire the flexibility and affordability of the cloud, and service providers want the ability...
  • Blog Post: FREE online event: Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

    Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Free online event with live Q&A: http://aka.ms/virtDC Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST What: Fast-paced live virtual session Cost: Free Audience: IT Pro Prerequisites: For IT pros new to virtualization or with some experience...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

    If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it. If you do not use System Center, you should download this free ebook and give it a review. We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman...
  • Blog Post: Live Customer Q&A with Virtualization Experts! (Microsoft Virtual Academy)

    The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next FREE & PUBLIC event Live Q&A: Introduction to Hyper-V on Wednesday April 3 rd , from 8:30 am – 10:00am PST with virtualization experts Jeff Woolsey (Principal Program Manager...
  • Blog Post: Just when you thought… (Part 2)

    In Part 1 , I covered configuring the Hyper-V Failover Cluster and the Scale-Out File Server solution. In Part two, I will cover: Creating the file shares in the Scale-Out File Server Creating a virtual machine to use the SMB3.0 shares in the Scale-Out File Server Verifying we can Live Migrate the virtual...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Training

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over...
  • Blog Post: Two new Hyper-V Books available from Microsoft Press

    Microsoft Press is releasing two new titles for IT pros who work with the Hyper-V virtualization platform: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145383068.do http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0790145382924.do These scenario-focused titles provide concise technical guidance and insights...
  • Blog Post: What is the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in active directory?

    Welcome to the AskCore blog. In this blog, we are going to discuss about the “Windows Virtual Machine” object in the AD DS. For any Active Directory joined Windows Hyper-V Virtual Machines, a serviceConnectionPoint (SCP) object called “Windows Virtual Machine” is created under the computer object account...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012/2012R2 – When Physical disks are attached to a virtual machine, Hyper-V Replica will have to be disabled

    Hello Everyone, Many of you have come across issues with respect to Hyper-V replication in Windows Server 2012 and 2012R2. In this blog, we are going to address an occurrence that you might run into when enabling Hyper-V Replica. In Replica, you cannot enable a Virtual Machine with a physical disk...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

    I often get asked the question by customers on how to find the newly released hotfixes for Cluster and Hyper-V or the customer wants to know what hotfixes are out there. We have 3 Wiki pages that will make life easier for you when looking for hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V. You...
  • Blog Post: Working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine

    Thanks for coming back to the CORE Team blog site. This blog will address working with multiple network adapters in a virtual machine. Many of you out there may not be interested in this because you work with virtual machines that only use a single network adapter. However, for those of us that frequently...
  • Blog Post: Logon Failures Involving Virtual Machines in Windows Server 2012

    Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. The General Availability date for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 has come and gone, and we here on the CORE Team expect more of you will be diving in and taking part in all of the excitement around these new products. To make sure you have a great experience, we...
  • Blog Post: Looking for Windows Server 2012 Clustering and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

    In a previous blog , it was discussed on where you can get a list of the Failover Clustering and Hyper-V hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2. Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes? http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/02/15/looking-for-windows-server-2008-r2...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster Sessions at TechEd

    Start getting familiar with Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering by viewing the sessions that were delivered at TechEd 2012. These sessions are posted online now for your viewing pleasures. For those not familiar with what TechEd is, I offer this. TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference...
  • Blog Post: Debugging a Generation 2 Virtual Machine

    Hyper-V is based on the 440BX (PCI) chipset for emulation. The decision to use this chipset started years ago with Connectix Virtual PC.  The advantage of using an emulated chipset based on a popular motherboard like the 440BX, along with associated ...read more
  • Blog Post: MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available

    A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past, the event sold out quickly and it was a very busy week. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks. As a recap, the below blog gives you the list of available sessions online to view that deal with...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2013 Presentations and Videos Ask the Core Team favorites

    Today’s blog is a listing of our favorite videos and presentations that recently occurred at TechEd 2013. I have gone through them and picked what we think are the most important to the technologies our team supports. Deployment/Client Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Azure...
  • Blog Post: Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available

    Greetings AskCore fans. I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the videos/sessions available at each of the conferences that Microsoft has throughout the year. These sessions will be available and will deal with topics that are discussed here on the AskCore Blog. There are numerous other...
  • Blog Post: Activating virtual machines via Automatic Virtual Machine Activation in Windows Server 2012 R2

    Hello, My name is Mayank Sharma and I am a Support Engineer in Windows Platforms Support Team. In this blog, I am going to discuss a very exciting addition to Windows Server 2012 R2, called as AVMA (Automatic Virtual Machine Activation). As the name suggests, this feature allows automatic activation...
  • Blog Post: Logical Processor count changes after enabling Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012

    Hello Everyone,  Today we are going to talk about Processor changes in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V servers. Hyper-V in Windows Server® 2012 supports significantly larger configurations of virtual and physical components than in previous releases of Hyper-V. This capacity enables virtualizing high...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

    We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current HyperVMPE 2012 with this latest release from codeplex. Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/ ...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Introduction to Hyper-V Training

    The Microsoft Virtual Academy training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content about Microsoft’s Cloud technologies. It is public, free and you learn at your own pace while earning awards and recognitions, and connecting with over...
  • Blog Post: FREE: Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Virtualization Jump Start Classes

    The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses! Introduction to Hyper-V Thursday, January 24th This one-day live event is designed for IT Pros experienced in virtualization (i.e., VMware) but in need of...
  • Blog Post: ....And knowing is half the battle!

    Jonathan here. Chuck Timon over on the AskCore blog has a new post that you folks testing with Windows Server 2012 should know about. If you're playing around with Hyper-V, do yourself a favor and have a read before you call Support. Logon Failures ...read more