Build a lab in Windows Azure for learning PowerShell 3

I need to practice what I preach. For years I have stood in front of IT administrators and told them “You need to learn PowerShell!”. All the while I have refused to learn it myself. Well, refused is a little harsh….more like I just have not dedicated any real time to doing it. I know…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy for IT Pros – Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0

  Advanced Tools & Scripting with PowerShell 3.0 Register today for day two of the PowerShell Jump Starts and find out how to turn your real time management and automation scripts into useful reusable tools and cmdlets. You’ll learn the best patterns and practices for building and maintaining tools, and you’ll pick up some special…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy for Developers

  C# XAML Training The MCSD: Windows Store Apps using C# is one of the most valuable designations for coders interested in helping their organization by building great apps. The Microsoft Virtual Academy is providing a series of accelerated certification prep courses designed to help increase your readiness for these exams. Microsoft Technical Evangelist Jerry…

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New Silicon Valley Virtualization Technology User Group (VTUG)

  I will be presenting an Intro to Windows Azure session at this VTUG group as well as assisting Symon Perriman with some Hyper-V and System Center session.  We would love to see you at this event! ================================================= VTUG is expanding! Silicon Valley Slam 2013 is our first event outside of New England. Membership is…

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Windows 8.1 Resources

I have been running the preview of Windows 8.1 on my Surface RT machine as well as my primary desktop at home for a few weeks now. There are some interesting and very nice changes that go well beyond just adding a “Start” button. One of the big questions is around applications that were developed…

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Grab the latest Preview R2 releases for Windows Server, System Center and Hyper-V Server

We recently put Preview (beta) releases of Hyper-V Server R2, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on the TechNet Download site. There are significant updates to each of the products that I encourage you to check out. Here is a little more information on each product –   Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012…

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Getting MCSE Certified….

Admission:  I am NOT an MCSE or an MCSA. The last time I held an MCSE type certification was back in the Windows 2000 Days. It is about time that I bring my certifications current, so I started planning out my path last week. I thought I was being aggressive by planning one test a…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy: What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start–FREE Seminar

Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready to discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management and application monitoring? Get ready for Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and several presenters as they…

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Using PowerShell to remotely enable/disable a network interface….

I have recently run into an issue with a multi-homed Windows 2012 Server where one of the network interfaces simply stops responding. There are no errors in the Event Logs and no other obvious error reporting to indicate the network interface has failed other than the network icon in the system tray shows a warning…

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