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Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge, check it out

What is the Early Experts Program? The Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge provides a FREE online study group with certification exam preparation materials for quickly learning about the latest version of Windows Server! Currently, the online study group is targeting Exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Sept through Nov 2012. After… Read more

TechNet Radio: IT Time – PowerShell 3.0 Integrated Scripting Environment Overview

I have been working with Ed Wilson on the PowerShell tips and tricks episode via IT Time!  Check it out….. Blain Barton and The Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson are back for this month’s PowerShell tips and tricks and in today’s episode they discuss the newest features in PowerShell 3.0’sintegrated scripting environments. Tune in as they… Read more

“Step-By-Step”–Using Windows 8 RSAT to switch between GUI and CUI for Windows Server 2012 by Adnan Cartwright–MVP–Windows Server–Florida

 Using RSAT to switch between the GUI and CUI of Windows Server 2012 By Adnan Cartwright, MVP for Windows Server The past few weeks Adnan and I have been on the road doing Microsoft IT Camps around the state of Florida. He and I have been starting to create a series of articles around topics… Read more

Which Windows 8 is right for you and your business? Read more…

I have been asked a lot lately at my IT Camps the differences in the Windows 8 editions.  Both Windows 8 and Windows RT offer a beautiful, fast, and fluid interface that you can personalize with the people, apps, and sites you care about most. They’re designed for touch, mouse, and keyboard. There are some… Read more

Brady Gaster is talking about Windows Azure Web Sites again as usual. Check out his “real-world” posted series….

Looks like my buddy Brady Gaster is up to “Azure Excellence” again around the latest Windows Azure Web Site topics! He has been on IT Time Radio talking about Windows Azure and looks like he has some good content flowing. Check out his series below – Get you Windows Azure 90-Day Free Trial Subscription at… Read more

IT Time–TechNet Radio – Windows Azure–Automating and Managing tasks with PowerShell

I brought my fellow Technical Evangelist Brian Hitney to my show as he discuss how you can use PowerShell to automate and manage tasks and processes in your Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Brian demos a simple scenario where he creates an Azure storage account, ties it into a new service and deploys… Read more