Windows Server 2012 Virtual Launch details

Next Tuesday, September 4th, is the official General Availability (GA) of Windows Server 2012.  To coincide with this major release, we have a significant Virtual Launch event planned for that day and you can attend without waiting in a long registration line.  At 11 AM EST, the Virtual Launch event will commence and you will…

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Microsoft Evaluation Download Resource Center

One question I get asked often when speaking at events is “Where do I download <Insert technology name here>?”  Microsoft does a decent job of making these software titles readily available in evaluation form, though since I spend much time referring audience members to my TechNet blog, I’ve decided to start posting links to the…

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Windows Azure and Virtual Networking–What it is (31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud–Part 9 of 31)

https://aka.ms/IaaSSeries is where you can catch up or review the previous posts in the 31 Days of Windows Servers (VMs) in the Cloud series As businesses start to understand how to leverage the power of Windows Azure, customers find that the Virtual Networking component is an extremely valuable asset that assists with integrating the cloud…

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TechNet Radio Series on Windows Server 2012 with Jose Barreto

For my regular readers, announcing my TechNet Radio Series with Jose Barreto (Principal Program Manager on the Windows Server team responsible for SMB 3.0 feature set) covering Windows Server 2012 deployment scenarios leveraging SMB 3.0 is nothing new, but I wanted to provide a single consolidated post with all of the sessions to have a…

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TechNet Radio: Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Encryption Overview

Jose Barreto and I continue our SMB series on Windows Server 2012 and in today’s episode we chat about the SMB Encryption encryption feature set. Tune in as we discuss this security component from what it is and why its important to how this is implemented and configured in your environment.  This session also includes…

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TechNet Radio: Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Deployment Scenarios

Jose Barreto and I continue our series on SMB 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 and in today’s episode we chat about deployment scenarios and ways in which you can implement all of the new features in SMB 3.0. Tune in as we dive deep into various deployment strategies for SMB.   After watching this video,…

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Windows 8 BitLocker issue resolution–recovery key needed after BIOS update

As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been running Windows 8 RTM since the early August 2012 timeframe and doing so on older hardware with good stability and performance.  I was doing my routine check up of my current Windows 8 hardware and while checking to see if there were any driver updates for…

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Windows 8 Slide Deck from IT Camp

For those of you who attended the most recent IT Camp that I held in New York or attended last Thursday’s NY Enterprise Windows Users group, I wanted to post the slide deck that David Sebban and myself used for the presentation.  As we mentioned, this slide deck was developed by the Springboard Technical Excellence…

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IT Camp Hands On Lab Files

Thank you for everyone who attended the recent IT Camp held in the Microsoft Iselin Office.  The feedback on the event was quite positive and I hope everyone who attended found it to be a very useful and informative session. For those of you who attended, I wanted to address a couple of the issues…

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