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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 and… Read more

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 a… Read more

Evaluate This – NIC teaming

In the third in this video series I wanted to show you NIC Teaming.. which is how you can provide a single network interface from multiple interface even if these are from different manufacturers. That’s why in the video below I have used some Belkin USB Ethernet adapters combined with the on-board network card on… Read more

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… Read more

Working anywhere isn’t working

I was invited to attend the EMEA Dell Partner Direct conference in Madrid last week,  specifically to represent Microsoft, alongside Vmware at a discussion about consumerisation, hosted by Dell Wyse.  There has been much written about this, the decline of laptop sales as other form factors such as phones and tablets go from strength to… Read more

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… Read more

Moving to Hyper-V

I am being asked more and more often about how to move virtual machines onto Hyper-V and so I wanted to do a definitive post on the tools and techniques to do this.  Whatever your reasons for doing this you’ll want to ensure your users have a good experience post migration and the secret to… Read more

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… Read more