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Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner has been Released!
Rob Waggoner As you know, I think Hyper-V Replica is one of the KILLER features in Windows Server 2012. As I talk about it and demonstrate it, I always get the question: How can I understand the impact Hyper-V Replica will have on my infrastructure? Now you can! We recently released...
18 Jun 2013
SMB Samurai Server 2012 Part 8–VDI Q&A
B V A As a follow up to our final SMB Samurai Server 2012 webcast, I wanted to post the Q&A log as we had Adam Carter from Microsoft helping out with Q&A for this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – VDI Configuration session. Question: VDI is strictly related to a brokered connection...
25 Apr 2013
Windows Server 2012 Samurai Series – Storage Webcast Follow-up
Woody Walton I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present the sixth webcast in the Windows Server Samurai Webcast Series for Partners on the topic of storage last week. If you missed the webcast, it can viewed online here . I had a few questions in the question manager...
31 Mar 2013
Windows Server 2012 Readiness
Rob Waggoner I wanted to make sure you knew about the Windows Server 2012 sales and technical courses we have available! There are dozens of courses in the Windows Server 2012 Learning Track that will make every role more knowledgeable about product features and selling techniques. This is...
8 Jan 2013
Part 6. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster and Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster on Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner This is part 2 of setting up a Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012 and placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Custer on Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and...
24 Dec 2012
Part 5. Setting up a Windows Server 2012 Cluster
Rob Waggoner Today I wanted to make sure and cover setting up the Hyper-V Cluster for Windows Server 2012. There is so much new stuff to show you that I broke this video into two parts. Part 1 will walk through the hardware setup and the actual cluster wizard. Part 2 will take over...
24 Dec 2012
Upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ???
B V A Question – Can I do an In-Place upgrades to Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012 ? Answer – Yes you can, but the some old rules still apply – In-place upgrades from 32-bit edition of Windows Server 2008, upgrades from one language to another, or from one build type to another (chk to fre...
3 Dec 2012
Windows Small Business Server 2011 with Software Assurance
Q: (from Ed) Have you given or planning to give a license review of how the dropping of SBS Standard has affected current OV SBS customers and Microsoft’s recommendation of what Partners should discuss with those customers. A: Obviously, current customers on SBS with SA have the option...
27 Nov 2012
Windows Server Multilingual User Interface
Q: (from Jessica) I had a request today for Windows Sever, Multi-Language. I see that SA gives multi language rights to desktop applications, will it so the same for server products. I can’t find anything specifically saying this. A: Great question. A Bing search on “Windows Server...
1 Nov 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials–RTM’s and available Nov. 1st
B V A Windows Server 2012 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive...
11 Oct 2012
Data Deduplication in Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner Have you looked at the Deduplication features in Windows Server 2012? I thought it was just “enabled by default”, but it’s not. We have a great article that talks about deduplication, but below are the high points of setting it up. Data Deduplication Overview http://technet.microsoft...
8 Oct 2012
Disti Summit Question–What about MultiPoint Server ???
B V A While talking about Windows Server 2012 at the Disti Summits last week in Las Vegas and Miami, a question came up that I wanted to double check our status at Corporate. “What about Multi Point Server ???” Currently Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Beta is live and available...
27 Sep 2012
NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012
Rob Waggoner Windows Server 2008 R2 supported NIC teams, but Windows Server 2008 R2 depended on the NIC manufacturers to develop the teaming software. In Windows Server 2012 the NIC teaming capability is now native to the Operating System. There are three great things that stand...
25 Sep 2012
Windows Server 2012 Virtualization Downgrade Rights
Q: (from Shawn) When you downgrade Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition to Windows Server 2008 R2 how many virtual versions do you get? A: You can still run two virtual instances. From the Windows Server 2012 Licensing FAQ ( http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/D/B/4DB352D1-C610-466A-9AAF...
10 Sep 2012
10 Tablets to be given away at Windows 8 & Office Partner Summits
Are you ready ? All attendees will be entered in a drawing for 1 of 10 Windows 8 Tablets to be given away. Windows 8 and the new Office and Windows Server 2012 are coming soon, and because you’re a valued Microsoft Partner, we would like to invite you to the Microsoft Windows and Office Partner...
7 Sep 2012
What if I have SA on Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium Based Systems??
Woody Walton With the Release of Windows Server 2012 next week, you are likely to start getting asked more and more questions regarding the licensing changes to include transitions, retirements, and software assurance (SA) license grants among other things. BVA, in his Windows Server 2012...
31 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants
B V A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes. We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual...
29 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, Visual Studio 2012 & System Center 2012 Launch Events
B V A As we head into the New Era at Microsoft, we will be launching new versions of many of our core solutions. We will have many Partner oriented launch events starting in October, but I wanted to call attention to some other launch events targeting the IT Executives , IT Professionals...
28 Aug 2012
Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, New Office Event Materials
Q: (from Bill) I’m giving a presentation on Tuesday morning. I’m going to be highlighting Windows 8 but also wanted to talk about the other product launches in this wave. Do you have any resources that gives some details about the new versions of server and office? I want to highlight both...
27 Aug 2012
Windows Server 2012 is on it’s way!
Are you prepared?!? Windows Server 2012 was released to manufacturing (RTM) earlier this month: http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/08/01/windows-server-2012-released-to-manufacturing.aspx?Loc=zatfz_zTS1z&type=zEVz&media=zWCz&tech=zCLz&prod=zWSz and will be launched...
8 Aug 2012
So you want to get started with (Windows Server 2012) Hyper-V? Start here! – In Summary
Rob Waggoner I have put together a number of webcasts around Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2, those are here . Now that Windows Server 2012 is coming to the market, I wanted to provide some of the same information (webcasts) around Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012. ...
22 Jul 2012
Windows Server 2012 has a Timeline!
Rob Waggoner Last week at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, we released our timeline for Windows Server 2012. The official announcement is here ; the plan is to have Windows Server 2012 available through multiple channels in September. What I want to focus...
19 Jul 2012
Get a Free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 (PDF)
Rob Waggoner I ran across this today and wanted to share. We have a free eBook for Windows Server 2012 based on the Beta of Windows Server 2012. This was written by our own Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server Team. You can download the book here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid...
8 Jun 2012
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