New! Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit.. Read more….

The Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit includes everything you need to review the new in-place upgrade option plus traditional deployment methods and other management tools. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mt604890 Lab Guide is here https://aka.ms/newsetup This free kit features: A complete lab environment* The kit includes evaluation versions of: Windows 10 Enterprise System Center 2012 Configuration Manager…

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Video MeetUp – (Part 1 of 3) Nano Server with Andrew Mason from Microsoft, Online Florida IT Professionals Meetup

In Part 1 of 3, guest Andrew Mason from the Microsoft Product Group in Redmond discusses Nano Server from Windows Server 2016 perspective at the Florida IT Professionals MeetUp. Windows Server 2016 will offer a new installation option called Nano Server which is a remotely administered server operating system optimized for hosting in private clouds…

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Join Microsoft’s Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel, read more…

Do you want to impact the future of IT products and services? Are you passionate about Cloud, Virtualization, Automation and Securing your hybrid cloud environment? Join our Microsoft Cloud and Virtualization IT Pro Research Panel. As a member of the panel, you will get a chance to provide your feedback on existing products and services…

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Check out the Azure Scheduler, read more….

  Azure Scheduler allows you to run your job on simple or complex recurring schedules: Call services inside or outside of Azure Run jobs on any schedule—now, later, or recurring Count on it to work reliably, even during unexpected failures Use Azure Storage queues for long-running or offline jobs Invoke web service endpoints over HTTP/HTTPS…

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Windows 10 Launch Events now Live! read more….

· Ready to learn the latest tips & tricks to deploy and manage #Windows10? Join us for deep dive training. https://aka.ms/Ignite-Your-Business

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TechNet Radio – (Part 7 of 11) – “To the Cloud” Series covers Azure RemoteApp with Blain and Adnan, read more…

In Part 7 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft MVP Adnan Cartwright to the show as they discuss the inner workings of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2 and how you can manage roles and features in the cloud.   [10:04] DEMO: Introduction to Server Manager ______________If you're interested in…

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TechNet Radio (Part 6 of 11) – “To the Cloud” Series – Building and running Servers without the hardware – Microsoft Azure with Tommy, Dan and Blain

In Part 6 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton, Tommy Patterson and Dan Stolts, provide an overview of the benefits of running servers without the physical hardware using Microsoft Azure.   Learn how large and small to mid-sized companies can rent compute, storage, and networking resources by using datacenter hardware to deploy virtual machines…

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DEVOPS ON AZURE WITH CHEF – here what’s new with CHEF and Microsoft

Good read…. With Chef you can quickly deploy and manage every aspect of your Microsoft Azure infrastructure. And you can do it in a way that’s consistent, secure, and transparent to stakeholders – whether you are migrating existing workloads or creating new ones. With Chef’s partnership and tight integration with the Microsoft Azure portal, it’s…

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Date released for Microsoft Ignite, held in Atlanta GA, Sept 26-30th 2016 “Save The Date” and early register, hope to see you there…….

Based on the OFFICAL Microsoft blog, I send you the latest info — https://microsoft.eventcore.com/Ignite2016 check out the official blog… Looking forward to seeing everyone in IT at this event, it’s always great to see my colleagues in the industry. You want to be here.. There’s no more TechEd so “RIP”. PRE REGISTER – https://microsoft.eventcore.com/Ignite2016 http://www.ignite.microsoft.com/#fbid=jjvy0xzloZ5…

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Microsoft Event Series – “Ignite Your Business” with Windows 10 and Office, Nov – Dec 2016, check our city listings……

Register below for an event near you! https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/web/index.cfm?PKwebID=0x743028cc   Register below for an event near you!   San Francisco, CA Tuesday, November 3 Seattle, WA Tuesday, November 3 Denver, CO Wednesday, November 4 Orange County, CA Thursday, November 5 Boston, MA Tuesday, November 10 Chicago, IL Thursday, November 12 Atlanta, GA Thursday, November 12 Detroit,…

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TechNet Radio – PASS Summit 2015 is happening Oct 27-30 | Seattle, WA

PASS Summit 2015 is less than three weeks away and in today’s episode,  Blain Barton welcomes Jennifer Moser, Lara Rubbelke, Buck Woody and Thomas LaRock to the show as they discuss the world’s largest conference for SQL Server and BI Professionals. Get tuned in on all of this year’s major happenings, big announcements, sessions, networking…

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Azure Storage API changes may effect your Azure Backup Agent on machines.. read more.

The Azure team is removing an older version of the Azure Storage API that’s no longer supported. Because you may be using an older agent, you’ll need to update your Azure Backup agent by October 2, 2015, to help ensure that backups continue operating as expected. They recently implemented critical updates for Azure Backup to…

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Adnan Cartwright launches Pluralsight course on Azure RemoteApp, read on…

This course details how Azure Remote App helps organizations deploy applications that can be accessed by their employees to stay productive anywhere, and on a variety of devices, nice work Adnan! http://www.pluralsight.com/courses/azure-remote-app-getting-started

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Microsoft 2015 Virtual CIO Summit – October 6th 8am PDT, register now…

Watch the Microsoft 2015 Virtual CIO Summit, streaming LIVE from the Microsoft Campus in Redmond, WA! Date: Tuesday, October 6thTime: 8:00am – 2:45pm PDT Hear from industry thought leaders, key Microsoft experts and your peers at this year’s CIO Summit. The Summit will cover key topics ranging from how the digital age is changing the…

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MeetUp at MIC – Windows 10 and Hyper-V Client, Starts at 6pm, read on…..

  Have you had the chance to upgrade to Windows 10?  Join us at the Microsoft Innovation Center for an Overview of Windows 10 and bring your machine so you can upgrade.  We'll discuss enterprise and consumer features including New UI, Security, Information Protection, Device Protection, Deployment Choices, Windows as a Service and Top 10…

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MeetUp at Fort Lauderdale Office 9/22 – Learn to leverage Server 2012 R2 Essentials for the SMB with Adnan Cartwright and Blain Barton, join us… read on……

Join Adnan Cartwright and Blain Barton at the Fort Lauderdale office to discuss server topics. Starts at 6pm. http://www.meetup.com/Florida-IT-Professionals/events/225379779/ Get an overview of the main feature areas in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: data protection, secure remote access, and cloud service integration. Deployment Options and Licensing This session explores deployment options and licensing in Windows…

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Easiest way to upgrade to Windows 10 from any Windows 7 or 8.1 system.. read on….

Use the media creation tool to download Windows. This tool provides the best download experience for customers running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To learn how to use the tool, go to the Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool page. Tool includes: File formats optimized for download speed. Built in media creation options…

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Videos Series – Backing up your Windows 10 client to Microsoft Azure… read more…..

Here’s the Recovery Services Backup Vault online videos I created for the Azure Documentation team. If you would like to have the “step-by-step” check out my blog at: http://blogs.technet.com/b/blainbar/archive/2015/08/07/step-by-step-backing-up-a-windows-10-client-to-microsoft-azure.aspx They cover: Creating a recovery services – backup vault within Microsoft Azure Using vault credentials to authenticate with the Azure Backup Services Registering your client computer…

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TechNet Radio – (Part 4-11) – “To the Cloud” – Microsoft Dynamics CRM

In Part 4 in our “To the Cloud” series, Blain Barton examines Microsoft Dynamics CRM and shows us how you can improve your customers' experience with sales, marketing, and customer service anywhere, anytime and with any device.   [2:50] DEMO: Dynamics CRM

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