Step-By-Step: Completing Storage Live Migration in Hyper-V 2012 R2

With both Managing the Datacenter and Virtualizing the Datacenter #CANITPRO Camps coming to a close.  Further details regarding the next upcoming  will be made available soon.  As you may be aware, Microsoft provides evaluation copies of Windows Server 2012R2 and Hyper-v Server 2012R2 to allow for testing from within your own private lab environments.  Coupled with these Step-By-Step blog posts, we hope…

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TechNet Virtual Labs: Assisting in Advancing Your IT Expertise and Career

Many of you may have recently attended a CANITPRO camp presided by Pierre Roman or I recently at a Canadian city near you.  Those who attend have very exuberant as to what they have absorbed in terms of hands on labs and material presented.  Many return to the organizations they represent and have implemented strategies or…

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Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 8.1

  CANITPRO Camps are always a great way for IT professionals to learn about the new Microsoft ecosystem offerings such as Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and others. These camps provide IT professionals both information regarding said ecosystem as well as hands on labs to complete.  These labs enable IT administrators and managers alike…

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Utilizing PowerShell to Build an IT Camp

I was recently conversing with a colleague complaining that he was always busy and was not enjoying his job because he felt as if he hardly had time to breathe.  When asked what sort of tasks he did on a regular basis, his reply was simply: ‘If you have to do a task only once,…

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Creating A Hyper-V VM from an ISO using PowerShell

Pierre Roman and I have been hard at work preparing for the upcoming round of CANITPRO Camps being made available in a couple months time to the general public.  For those of you who have attended a CANITPRO Camp in the past, you may be aware of the 20 or so computers provided for utilization…

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What not to Learn… Revisited for 2013!

In October, 2011 I posted an article called vPTA: What NOT to take away from my 1-day virtualization training!  It was only partly tongue-in-cheek on the environment that I have been using for several years to demonstrate server virtualization from a pair of laptops.  A few months later Damir Bersinic took that list and made…

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New Windows 8 Camps announced.

Hello folks, On January 25th 2013, Chris Di Lullo had announced a new set of camps for IT pros focusing on Windows 8. The first 2 camps were very well received. During this day long camp we cover the following: Windows 8 overview Windows 8 deployment in the enterprise Using MDT 2012 Using System Center…

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Windows 8 IT Camps

Many of you are familiar with and have even attended one of the many Windows Server 2012 IT Camps we ran from September through December.  We’ve had a great turnout and amazing feedback!  Needless to say we’ll be continuing with IT Camps in the new year. We still have a few more Windows Server 2012…

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Windows Server 2012 IT Camp – Lab #3 – Thin vs. Fixed provisioning… That is the storage management question.

Since the last few Windows Server 2012 IT camps a few discussions have sprouted regarding “Thin provisioning” in Storage Spaces. a new feature of Windows Server 20912.  Those discussions mainly revolved around 3 things: What is Thin provisioning? How will that bring me value? And, Why should I care? Thin Provisioning and Storage Spaces? Thin…

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Windows Server 2012 IT Camp – Lab #2

In November I posted the first of several post that covered building a lab at home.  Then I followed up with Windows Server 2012 IT Camp – Lab #1 . This is third one in this series and it will cover the following: Details of the import virtual machines process in Hyper-v Virtual Machines Dynamic…

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