Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is now available for download

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter 3.0 is now available for download. I had this is a recent article about converting physical to virtual machines and now it is out! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42497 For free training also visit the Microsoft Virtual Academy at ; https://aka.ms/go-mva

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Step-By-Step: Migrating Web Servers to Windows Server 2012 R2

In many of my IT Camps over the last 13 years I ask how many people have an updated topology map? Most of them just look at me with a blank face. Some raise their hands but not many. “It’s not that IT Administrators plan to fail, it’s that they failed to plan” Just something…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Introduction to Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

[4:13]  What does end of support for Windows Server 2003 mean? [5:23] Migration vs. Upgrade. Which option is best? [15:02] What migration tools are available? [16:01]  Migrating foundation services (Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, File Services & DFS, Web Servers, SQL, Exchange, and SharePoint Shortened URL if you would like to share on Twitter or Facebook,…

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Upgrading Windows Server 2008 Active Directory to 2012? Read more ……..

Migration and Deployment – Upgrade Implications for Active Directory – (Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012) When we look at upgrading our existing infrastructure to the latest Windows Server edition we always have to consider the implications when upgrading Active Directory. The first thing you need to plan for is what you are wanting…

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Part 12 of 20- Virtualization Series – High Availability: Live Migration with Brian Lewis

Live Migration is the Microsoft Hyper-v feature where you move a running virtual machine from one physical host to another physical host while the VM continues to run.  Check out more from Brian below…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/03/step-by-step-high-availability-live-migration-part-12-of-20/ Get the whole series at Dan Stolts’s post (0 of 20) at: http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/03/become-a-virtualization-expert-with-20-days-of-server-virtualization-virtexpert-itproguru-part-0-of-20/ To download the 180-Day Windows Server 2012…

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Part 17 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Windows 8 Application Policy Options

Tommy Patterson discusses Windows 8 Application Policy Options, read on…. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-series-part-17-windows-8-app-policy-and-sideloading-apps-step-by-step/ Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 16 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Using ConfigMan to Deploy Windows 8 Applications

Keith Mayer explains using Configuration Manager 2012 to deploy Windows 8 Applications, good point and a must read…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/02/25/step-by-step-deploying-windows-8-apps-with-system-center-2012-service-pack-1.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 15 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - Building Student Hands On Labs for Azure at no charge

By Brian Lewis To get started with Windows Azure you need to build your own lab out in the environment. Brian walks you through the basic all for free, read on…. http://mythoughtsonit.com/2013/02/building-student-hands-on-labs-in-azure-for-free/ Try Windows Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server…

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Part 14 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment

By Yung Chou Yung does it again by deep diving into System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller for Virtual Machines and Cloud Service Deployment, here from one of the best! http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/21/system-center-2012-sp1-explained-app-controller-for-vm-and-cloud-service-deployment.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by…

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Part 13 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Delegating Cloud Management, A Primer

By Yung Chou Yung discusses System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller and managing and delegating cloud management topics… Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/18/system-center-2012-sp1-app-controller-as-a-single-pane-of-glass-for-delegating-cloud-management-a-primer.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 12 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - Azure as a IaaS (easy summary and direction to previously published articles)

By Tommy Patterson Azure as a IaaS, further defined …. http://virtuallycloud9.com/index.php/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-series-part-12-how-windows-azure-plays-into-the-equation/ Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 10 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Hyper-V Migration and Upgrades

By Tommy Patterson and Blain Barton As part of our Migration and Deployment Series today we shift the focus to Hyper-V migrations.  First let’s start with a chart on what is possible for upgrading in place: Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter editions of Windows Server running Hyper-V are supported as either source or destination servers. Upgrading…

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Part 9 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Deployment Considerations

By Bob Hunt Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Deployment Considerations (Part 9 of 19) http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2013/02/14/windows-server-2012-smb-3-0-deployment-considerations.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 8 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Installing the Migration Tools

By Matt Hester Get going and install your Migration Tools for Windows Server 2012, start here –  http://blogs.technet.com/b/matthewms/archive/2013/02/13/migration-and-deployment-installing-the-migration-tools-part-8-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 6 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series– Requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation

By Bob Hunt Check out the requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation, good article! http://blogs.technet.com/b/bobh/archive/2013/02/11/requirements-for-a-fresh-windows-server-2012-installation.aspx   Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 4 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Windows Easy Transfer Wizard – Even Grandma Can Do It -

By Dan Stolts Well there you go, even your Grandma and Grandpa can use the Windows Easy Transfer Wizard to backup or transfer the things you want! http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/02/migration-and-deployment-how-to-migrate-or-transfer-files-and-settings-to-windows-8-from-windows-7-vista-or-xp-part-4-of-19/ Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 3 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Deploy using Configuration Manager and Zero-Touch

By Keith Mayer Keith discusses steps to deploying Windows using Configuration Manager and Zero Touch.  Good article… http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/02/06/5-steps-to-deploying-windows-8-with-system-center-2012-service-pack-1-part-3-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 2 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series – Free Tools for Windows Deployment (Introduce ADK and MDT) and show LTI

  Kevin Remde will be covering Free Tools for Windows Deployment (introduce ADK and MDT) and show LTI http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/02/05/free-tools-for-windows-deployment-migration-and-deployment-part-2-of-19.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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Part 1 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - Requirements for a fresh Windows 8 Installation

By Harold Wong As we start the series around Migration and Deployment to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, we’ll dive into the topics that mean most to you. http://blogs.technet.com/b/haroldwong/archive/2013/02/04/upgrade-and-migration-requirements-for-a-fresh-install-of-windows-8.aspx Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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IT Time – TechNet Radio - Email Migration to Office 365 with MigrationWiz

In today’s episode, we’re talking email migration for Office 365. Tune in as we hear from Geeman Yip, CEO of BiTitan as he demos for us his product, MigrationWiz. Learn how with the help of this service you can easily migrate your email boxes in a matter of minutes with no hardware or software required….

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IT Time Radio Interviews Rhonda Layfield - MVP for Setup and Deployment on MDT 2012

It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Rhonda Layfield, Microsoft MVP for Setup and Deployment. Tune in as Rhonda gives us an in-depth demo on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1, from installation and setup of the MDTs deployment workbench, the architecture of task sequences and creating selection…

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