16 Years and 54 Days ago…… (subtitled TLDR)…..

September 29th, 1997 – I walked in the door of a Microsoft office build named “Hilltop” in Las Colinas (Irving), Tx as a full time employee. My original badge Since then, I have been fortunate enough to have contributed a very small part in helping build one of the greatest companies in history. But my…

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Register now for West Region IT Camps! Get Hands on Lab experience in Datacenter Virtualization!

We are keeping the pedal to the metal with our IT Camps!! Industry experts estimate that over 70% of businesses now have more than one virtualization platform in their IT environment. IT pros who are fluent in several platforms have a considerable edge in their technical careers. Here’s your chance to expand your virtualization skillset…

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Why Windows Server 2012 R2: Reducing the Storage Cost for your VDI Deployments with VHD De-duplication for VDI

My co-worker – Matt Hester brings us the next post in our Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch Blog Series.  Matt discusses how leveraging De-duplication technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2 can help dramatically reduce storage cost for VDI solution. Here is a portion of his article – ————— With storage needs in your organizations growing…

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What’s New R2?: iSCSI Target Server updates – Part 1: Remote Storage on the Cheap!

In today’s virtualized computing world where we are eeking out every bit of performance and optimization that we can to save money and increase efficiency, one of the areas that IT is focusing on is how to deploy servers as quickly as possible. Whether this be for a new project or to create a child…

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Have a great idea for a game? Bring it to life at Game On!

  Select a date below to register online. Location Date Tempe, AZ 10/23 Lehi, UT 11/6 Irvine, CA 11/12 Los Angeles, CA 11/13 San Diego, CA 12/3 San Francisco, CA 12/4 Mountain View, CA 12/5 Portland, OR 12/5 Redmond, WA 12/11 Denver, CO 12/12 Questions?       Join us for this FREE, hands-on event…

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TechDays: Hyper-V Deep Dive – November 14-15, 2013

If you are in the San Francisco Bay area this Friday (or next month!) next month, check out TechDays! The IT Professional community in San Francisco is sponsoring a two day event on all of the new Hyper-V features found in Server 2012R2. Register for this Friday’s TechDays: Windows Server 2012 Virtualization with Hyper-V –…

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Windows Azure cloud services achieve critical federal security milestone!

Recently announced by Susie Adams, chief technology officer for Microsoft Federal on the Official Microsoft Blog…. Starting Monday, it will be easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is…

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Update – Performing an in place upgrade of Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2

A little less than 24 hours ago, I performed an in-place upgrade of my all purpose server from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2. It went surprisingly well and I had no issues with it for the remainder of the day. This morning I checked it to see if anything popped up…

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Performing an in place upgrade of Server 2008 R2 to Server 2012 R2

I have been running Windows Server 2008 R2 as my primary production server platform since it’s release. With the impending release of Windows Server 2012, I thought it would be a good time to go ahead and update the home server network to the latest and greatest so I can take advantage of….the latest greatest!…

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