Wouldn't it be great if there was an App that you could run on your Win8CP or Windows Phone 7 that "pushed" you important Windows Server news?
Do you read blogs like Ben Armstrong, Virtualization Team, Mark Russinovich?
Well colleagues Martin McClean (Poster Guy) and Brian Lich (Awesome Guy) have made an app for you. Server News "... makes it easy to get the latest information and annoucements from program managers, product managers, writers, developers, and, testers within Microsoft. You can browse blogs and Twitter feeds from people that work within the Windows Server Division at Microsoft."
Nice Guys, eh? Enjoy.
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Increasingly, you don’t need a GUI to get your IT Pro job done. Everything you can do in the GUI, you can do in PowerShell.
This is even more true in Windows Server “8” Beta. Not just because there are >2300 cmdlets. Now, you don’t even need mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop Connection) anymore. You can make “<that server over there><do this thing>” from your console without having to remote in to the box.
How cool is that?
This 21 minute demo video (Hyper-V Cmdlets in Windows Server 8) shows how using the new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for Hyper-V in Windows Server 8 Beta.
This short (4 minute) video (How to Update PowerShell 3.0 Help) shows how to keep the help files for PowerShell updated with new content during the Beta.
This TechNet Wiki topic (PowerShell Survival Guide) gathers all-things-PowerShell-all-the-time into one place, with an RSS feed to notify you of updates.
This blog generates new content you need to know on PowerShell on an ongoing basis: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/
This TechNet Gallery contains hundreds of Free-as-in-beer PowerShell scripts.
The Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository.
Hyper-V PM Eric Bahna recently recorded a video demo of the new Hyper-V Windows PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server "8* Beta. The complete demo is about 21 minutes long.
For convenience, I also made three shorter versions currently available on YouTube
The wiki article Hyper-V Cmdlets In Windows Server 8 links to all four versions. If you would like to run the demo yourself, the script is available for free at: http://aka.ms/sd4fra the script to configure the environment for the demo is at: http://aka.ms/bzxqkr
You can read more about Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 8 on TechNet. The Hyper-V goodness is here: Hyper-V Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell.
See also Matthijs's blog: Using native PowerShell cmdlets with Hyper-V in Windows Server “8”
In Brain Rules for Meetings John Medina tells us: "you've got 30 seconds before they start asking the question, "Am I going to pay attention to you or not?""
This advice holds true for new UIs as well. If you have installed the Windows Server "8" Beta, and you come upon the new Metro UI in the course of completing some task, you are not in the leisurely "let's explore this new environment" mode. You gotta get stuff done.
You need the Metro UI Survival Guide for It Pros. It is on the TechNet Wiki. Why? Because as you find new ways of using the UI to get stuff done, new tips, you can share them. It is the Wiki way. F'rinstance, DYK the Windows Key + X in Windows 8 gets you this handy menu?
This online PPT explains about why you should wiki - Building a Community Based Content with TechNet Wiki
Bill Laing's blog post today announces Windows Server 8 Beta availability. Some other tidbits to add to your IT Pro reading list include: