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The IT Pro future is Cloud-y and S.A.D
You’ve already heard lots about the cloud, and about how you need to start getting ready. Are you prepping for Service Automation Design (SAD)? Also called IT Process Automation (ITPA), this is the stuff you will be doing with Opalis. If it is not on your radar, tap the console hard…Looks like a fantastic...
22 Apr 2010
Using Windows XM Mode Video
Check out the Win7 How to videos at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/videos I like this one showing how to use Windows XP Mode, just click the image to watch.
19 Apr 2010
TNWIKI: Opening Week Recap
Some good metrics from the TechNet Wiki Beta first week: 718 registered users , 136 contributors – this is a high contributor rate, as expected because the first folks using the wiki are MSFTies and MVPs 616 articles , 2257 revisions and 738 comments One of the great joys of the wiki is how easy it is...
19 Apr 2010
Annoying TechNet Feedback Box
Colleague Thomas Willingham has released a short video showing how we collected feedback from TechNet. Check it out: http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/872bb469-4a79-4934-8287-9d16ac9ead1d
15 Apr 2010
TN Wiki: How to Contribute
To contribute, you must first sign in. To sign in, you must first Join . After those pre-reqs are accomplished, editing a TN Wiki article is pretty easy. This 10 minute video shows PM Eric Batallio demonstrating: How to edit How to Check Article History How to Revert How to enter an Edit Comment (comment...
1 Apr 2010
New TechNet Video Aggregation Pages
Check them out, for example this page of PowerShell Vids called Script Center Videos for some reason not immediately obvious… http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/dd334524.aspx TechNet Videos Deployment Videos TechNet Exchange Videos ForeFront Videos TechNet IE Videos...
26 Mar 2010
Hyper-V TV: Virtualized SLES 10.2 on Hyper-V v2
There’s a new video from Shai Ofek on screencast.com showing installation of Virtualized SLES 10.2 on Hyper-V v2 . Just click on the image to check it out!
27 Jan 2010
Hyper-V TV: Deploying a virtualized server with WDS
James has posted a video demo on the Edge of how to use Windows Deployment Services to deploy a server onto a virtualization host in a data center .
4 Jan 2010
Hyper-V TV: Import/Export in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V
We’ve published a new video on import/export in Hyper-V R2 on MSN Showcase (which has changed it’s URL and redirect, so, kinda hard to find if you go to the old URL video.msn.com). There’s much more detail in the blog posts series Soumya wrote: Hyper-V R2 Import/Export – Part 1 – The Case for...
16 Nov 2009
What Makes a Good IT Pro Video?
My team is investigating the use of video as a content type for IT Pros. We are compiling best practices and tips/tricks for creating this kind of content, but we need your feedback. Thoughts/comments? DO Have some lighting. It should be good enough to distinguish what’s important (for example, a person...
13 Nov 2009
Job Templates for HPC
Josh Barnard on the High Performance Computing team at Microsoft has a new video out explaining Job Templates in HPC. Click the image to watch the video on msn video . You can read the white paper at Windows HPC Server 2008 Job Templates .
27 Oct 2009
Academy Mobile Goes Public
Inside Microsoft we’ve had a social media solution in place (described in this YouTube Video as “combining concepts from FB and YT”) for P2P sharing audio and video for a while now. This video was initially posted on the Academy Mobile internal site, and is now available on YT. I’ve been working...
17 Sep 2009
Hyper-V TV: Wallace and Gromit Demo Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration
Well, it’s not actually the beloved start of the WnG movies (show below)…. it is two servers named Wallace and Gromit used by UKDPE in their 5 minute video that shows how to setup and LM in R2. Not only does this video show how easy/quick it is to set up LM, it shows the filecopy operation on the...
13 Sep 2009
Some good virtualization videos on the web for your Labor-day viewing. TN Edge Videos : 5 pages, lots of good stuff MSN.COM Hyper-V Videos: · Hyper-V Architecture Demonstration · Getting to Know Hyper-V · Introduction to server virtualization · Hyper-V Part 1 - The Architecture 1/2 · Windows Server 2008...
3 Sep 2009
Hyper-V Podcast: TR9 – Bob Muglia
Shortly after TR9 I had the opportunity to talk with STB President Bob Muglia about Virtualization. Click the picture to open this 5 minute audio podcast from my public Skydrive ( TR9 – Bob Muglia ). Includes Bob’s thoughts about customer advantages of Microsoft’s virtualization solutions, including...
27 Aug 2009
Hyper-V TV: How to Fix BIOS error “Hypervisor is not running…”
In this 5 minute video Windows Server Technical Writer Felipe Ayora demonstrates how to change the BIOS settings on your computer to make the hypervisor run. NOTE: remember to completely power off your computer after making the changes to the BIOS. Some computers will not take the changes unless they...
25 Aug 2009
Hyper-V: Everything you always wanted to know about clustering* but were afraid to ask
My teenage daughter never tires of reminding me how often I show my age. The punning title of this blog is no exception. However, that should not take away from the awesomeness of the Clustering Team Blog post that lists 300+ useful documents, guides, information and utilities . My favorites of course...
21 Aug 2009
Hyper-V How To: Delete Snapshot using Script
Some friends here on the Hyper-V team shared a PowerShell 2.0 script for deleting a VM snapshot: However BEFORE you go deleting snapshots , please read the Hyper-V Snapshot FAQ , and have a look at the Ben Armstrong Snapshot FAQ Video . # Delete Virtual System Snapshot param( [string]$vmName...
21 Aug 2009
Hyper-V How To (Not): Snapshot FAQ with Ben Amrstrong
Some customers are having trouble with snapshots in Hyper-V . I recently had the opportunity to discuss these issues and best practices to avoid them with Ben Armstrong, a.k.a. Virtual PC Guy Click the image to view the 12 minute video on Showcase (not to be confused with my old team – IT Showcase …but...
21 Aug 2009
Must See Hyper-V TV: Virtual PC Guy #1 W/a Bullet
Ben Armstr0ng, who blogs as Virtual PC Guy , recorded a 4 minute animation video that shows Hyper-V Architecture about a month ago. It is now the number 1 most-viewed Hyper-V video! Felipe’s video discussing how he uses virtualization ( Getting to Know Hyper-V ) is number 2! Check out all the...
18 Aug 2009
Hyper-V Video: How to Configure an R2 Cluster
Matt’s posted a new video on The Edge showing how to configure a cluster, includes configuration of a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster , configuring networking , servers , and the SAN integration . Check out his series here . I like the upfront listing of the time cost. Do you? Leave...
7 Aug 2009
Gone in 60 minutes…Hyper-V R2 LM
Matt’s new video on TN Edge shows R2 bare metal install to LM in about an hour… Salty goodness. From the site: “In this one-off video, Matt McSpirit, Partner Technology Specialist at Microsoft UK, walks through a bare-metal installation of Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 (RC) on 2 physical nodes, hooks them up...
24 Jul 2009
Surely You Must Be Joking, Mr. Gates!
Bill Gates is offering you the Feynman lecture series “The Character of Physical Law” for free-as-in-beer ( Silverlight required, but no sign-in!). In the intro, Gates explains: “More than 20 years after first seeing them, these are still some of the best science lectures I’ve heard. Feynman worked...
16 Jul 2009
Understanding Hyper-V Architecture
Hyper-V PM Ben Armstrong (who blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/Virtual_PC_Guy/) explains the architecture of Hyper-V in this short (4 minute) animated video. Download the video from my public Skydrive.
9 Jul 2009
A Day in the Life of an IT Pro Evangelist: James O’Neill
I recently spoke with UK Evangelist James O'Neill about PowerShell - including 2.0, authoring best practices and the free PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V at www.codeplex.com/psHyperV . James blogs at http://blogs.technet.com/jamesone/ . You can listen to the 12 minute audio podcast, click on...
25 Jun 2009
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