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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Virtual Networking in Hyper-V 2012

Microsoft has released a poster diagramming virtual networking in Hyper-V 2012.  Much of it revolves around Virtual Machine Manager, and is actually branded System Center 2012 SP1.  If you are building or managing datacenters – even smaller ones – you should download this document and review it.  We all have something to learn from it!…

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Never Stop Learning - Virtualization & Private Cloud

It’s a pretty exciting time at Microsoft. We have a lot of new products that have just been released and others that are coming out soon. Based on what I’ve seen and gotten my hands on so far, I think those of you that work with Infrastructure (whether you’re planning to virtualize or extend your…

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The Top 5 Learning Resources to Brush Up on Your Skills This Summer

Summer is a great time of year.  The weather is nice, the sun shines, there’s no snow to shovel or try to drive through.  It’s also a time of year when the traffic on the roads gets a little lighter and the office is a less busy.  You might even get the chance to leave…

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7 new Microsoft Virtual Academy courses covering Private Cloud technologies

It’s never easy keeping up with all the latest technologies but at least the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) helps. If you haven’t checked it out already, it’s a free training portal which allows you to get up to speed on the latest Microsoft technologies all at your own pace. And great news…here are 7 new…

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Windows Azure–Yes, It’s for IT Pros Too!!

Yesterday, Microsoft announced previews of new Windows Azure services that help developers build applications that connect data to users across public and private clouds, take advantage of VHDs and deploy scalable websites quickly and cheaply.  With this release, I am confident that many IT Professionals will want to take a look at the new functionality…

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Get Hands-On with System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012

After 20 IT Camp events across Canada, if there is one thing that we have heard loud and clear from many of you out there, it is that you like to get hands-on with our technology.  This just means that we need to do more of them, and we are.  Over the next 6 weeks…

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On the Next TechDays TV Episode: Windows Server 2012 Getting Started–What’s New in Hyper-V (Part 2)

You don’t want to miss tomorrow’s TechDays TV episode.  A couple of weeks ago, we presented part 1 of Windows Server “8” Beta Getting Started:  What’s New in Hyper-V.  Since then the product name has been finalized – Windows Server 2012 – but all of the great features are still there. If you missed Part…

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Microsoft Private Cloud Guided Labs Now Available

The cavalcade of virtual hands-on labs just keeps on going!  Not only can you try out the features and capabilities of Windows Server “8” beta (now Windows Server 2012) as I blogged about this morning, we have also just released a series of 14 guided labs to allow you to get you familiar with Microsoft’s…

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