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Is it time to upgrade your Hypervisor?
One of the great things about virtualisation, is that the host operating system running the hypervisor is independent of the operating system in the VMs. For example VMware ESXi is not the same as Linux and Windows operating system in the guest VMs that reside on it. You might be a little confused when...
24 Oct 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group
This is the deck that I used for a resent presentation about Windows Server 2012 R2 features include Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Automation, Web and App Platform, VDI at the Virtual Machine User Group. The post Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group appeared...
7 Oct 2013
Become an IT transformer: Create a battle plan
By Asavin Wattanajantra , writer at Metia . In a busy IT department it can be difficult to think about long-term planning. But there are (rare!) times when you've successfully fought all the fires you need to that day and you’ve freed some time to strategically plan; to really think...
24 Sep 2013
Lab Ops – part 1 Introduction
For some people building demo setups is a part of the job, for example Trainers pre-sales Technical roles and evangelists like me. Everything shifts as these evolve for example a beta product comes out and we need to show new concepts that the technology introduces, for example software defined...
17 Sep 2013
Microsoft Valuable Penguin
I sometimes think the IT industry is a bit like a load of penguins on the pack ice, each one checking the others out to see who going to brave the ocean first. In IT it’s nervousness about when to jump onto a new technology and if there is one technology that makes IT professionals really nervous...
13 Aug 2013
Server 4024 part 1 – Virtualisation
A database is only as good as the operating system it resides on. SQL Server only runs on Windows and given that Windows Server 2012 (WS2012) is a huge change from what there was in Server 2008 R2 what does this new OS mean for the DBA. The reference to Server 4012 is because that would be WS2012...
29 May 2013
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – What are the licensing implications?
For those of you who were lucky enough to join is in sunny Southampton for the Windows 8 IT Pro camp last week, you would have had the opportunity to speak to our licensing guru Vicky Lea. The main focus was on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and what are the licensing implications. PCs in organisations...
23 Apr 2013
Evaluate This–File Classification
In my last post & screen cast I showed how Dynamic Access Control (DAC) worked; the business of matching a users claims to the properties of a file (Resource Property in DAC), however the problem then becomes how do I correctly tag my files so that DAC works. You shouldn’t necessarily be doing...
19 Mar 2013
Evaluate This–Collapsed Cluster
In my last post I used two clusters; one to host a high availability (HA) file server where I stored a virtual machine and another cluster to run the virtual machine. The file server cluster was built from two virtual machines (VMs) and is commonly known as a guest cluster. However to enable HA...
16 Jan 2013
Evaluate This–Server Core and MinShell
In my last video I showed you how to use Server Manager to manage lots of servers, and given that you want to do that, there is less of a need to have all the management tools on every server. So in this screencast I wanted to show you how to rip parts of the interface out of Windows Server to...
31 Dec 2012
Evaluate This – Multi-server management
My favourite feature in Windows Server 2012 is it’s ability to manage and be managed. For those of you that aren’t yet PowerShell fans, then this means Server Manager and that's the main thing I am using in this screencast.. In a small business you could get away with just using server manager...
17 Dec 2012
Evaluate This–DHCP Failover
Having looked at how NIC teaming makes the best use of your network card in my last video I wanted to explore another networking feature in Windows Server 2012, DHCP Failover.. You might be wondering why this matters given that split scopes have been around for ages and you can also create...
14 Dec 2012
Evaluate This–an Introduction to Hyper-V
Hopefully you will have read the introduction to our Evaluate This series and are now ready to start to have a look at how stuff works in Windows Server 2102. The obvious place to start is Hyper-V as in subsequent videos in the series well need a number of virtual machine, and not everyone knows how...
10 Dec 2012
The Ultimate Guide to Windows Server 2012 with PC Pro
PC Pro have br ought out a really interesting content hub focusing on Windows Server 2012. Within the content hub you will find a lot of great articles which outline a range of content including: - How to guides - Hidden features - Video evidence - Infographics - Whitepapers and reports - List...
4 Dec 2012
WS2012 Designed for the cloud - real benefits for Physical Embedded Servers
Several key goals of the WS2012 Server rewrite were to accommodate requirements of the cloud business. Datacenters which provide cloud capability are generally massive and have unique requirements which are normally a superset of those found in a smaller environment. These requirements include uptime...
20 Nov 2012
Democratize Big Data: Hadoop on Windows Server and Windows Azure
HDInsight is Microsoft’s 100% Apache compatible Hadoop distribution, supported by Microsoft. HDInsight, available both on Windows Server or as an Windows Azure service, empowers organizations with new insights on previously untouched unstructured data, while connecting to the most widely used Business...
5 Nov 2012
Wer steuert die Cloud?
Hallo @all, täglich entstehen mehr Clouddienst und jeder Cloud-Anbieter von Clouddiensten hat sein eigenes Management Portal. Warum kann man nicht alles von einer Stelle verwalten? Geht nicht, gibs nicht. Mit System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 kann man unterschiedliche Cloud’s verwalten...
31 Oct 2012
Microsoft Cloud Event für Infrastructure as a Service: Dynamic Infrastructure Day
Hallo @all, die nächste Roadshow steht in den Startlöchern . Mit dem Dynamic Infrastructure Day finden Sie heraus wo Ihre Einsatzszenarien in der Cloud sind. Erhöhen Sie Ihre Agilität und Flexibilität in IT-Systemen indem sie Dienste für immer oder nur temporär in...
18 Oct 2012
TechDays Online 2012
Simon and I are doing so many events that frankly our blogs are nearly dying of neglect so I am not even sure if anyone is out there reading this! I am not apologising because it’s great to be out there meeting people at IT Camps, launch events etc. However not everyone can get to one of those...
5 Oct 2012
Beat Dan at the Windows Server 2012 Game!
Dan Pilling our manager here on the DPE team has thrown down the gauntlet and has said that he can’t be beaten in the Windows Server 2012 Game ! I told him not to be so silly and that this was a rash comment considering how awesome you folks are in the community and how clued up you all are on Windows...
10 Sep 2012
Useful tools for Windows Server 2012!
Simplify Windows Server 2012 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1! MDT 2012 Update 1 is now available! This release expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration...
7 Sep 2012
MCSE for SQL Server
I have to be honest I gave up getting certified before I joined Microsoft mainly because the exams didn’t keep up with the release of SQL Server specifically the Business intelligence exams. I then had the same problem as an evangelist I was working on the next release of the SQL or Windows Server. However...
31 Aug 2012
Guest Post: How to use Fine-Grained Passwords in Windows Server 2012
This post is brought to you by Ed Baker, Windows Server Instructor at Firebrand Training Prior to Windows Server 2008, to allow different groups of users to have different password requirements or lockout policies, the user would have to implement multiple domains or password filters. Both of which...
28 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012 IT camps
I have been out in the US for the past four weeks, and during my absence the rest of the UK TechNet team have filled my diary with various events including the next series of IT camps. These camps will all be on Windows Server 2012 specifically around how virtualisation changes in this release...
20 Aug 2012
Announcement: Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 are almost here!
The Windows team have just announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have both been released to Manufacturing! The wait is almost over! Windows Server 2012 RTM For those of you interested in Windows Server 2012 get out your calendars and free up some time on September 4 . That’s when Windows...
2 Aug 2012
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