Windows Server 2012 & Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager #WhyWin2012R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch Blog Series Index at https://aka.ms/2012r2-01 Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager helps simplify the task of delivering service availability. For organizations with two or more datacenters looking to protect vital workloads running in their private cloud, Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager enables them to combine Windows Azure, System Center and Hyper-V…

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Activate Free MSDN Windows Azure Account From BizSpark benefits

By Now, you should have a LiveID / Microsoft Account. You are enrolled in the BizSpark program so now we need to activate your Free MSDN Windows Azure Account. Login to your BizSpark account (http://www.microsoft.com/bizspark/default.aspx).  Click My BizSpark from the top navigation Click on Get your free software! Then click Download Microsoft Software (via MSDN)…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Backup Full Integration with Windows Azure Backup #WhyWin2012R2

If you have a small number of servers to protect and you currently have no backup solution, you are using the in box Windows Server backup tool on these servers, or use a third party backup solution, Windows Azure Back may be a viable option for you. If you have a larger infrastructure and already…

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What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2–Lessons Learned Week 2 #WhyWin2012R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 or “Cloud OS” is ready for the datacenter.  In this weeks lessons we have 7 more killer technical focus areas we learned about.   Share it / Tweet it: What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2–Lessons Week 2 #WhyWin2012R2 @ITProGuru http://shar.es/IDeyi Week 2 Lessons Learned… 1)  The "Replica Replica" in Hyper-V…

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Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00…

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Build Your Business Activate BizSpark MSDN Free Windows Azure Account Step-By-Step

If you have not already activated your BizSpark benefits, see https://aka.ms/gurubizspark To successfully activate Windows Azure platform benefits BizSpark subscribers will need to go this very simple process: Activate Windows Azure subscription for BizSpark / MSDN subscribers Sign-in to your MSDN benefits page   Use the Activate Windows Azure link from MyAccount from your MSDN…

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Virtualization Discussion with Microsoft Customer Research

Are you influential in the Virtualization space?  Do you want to become influential? Are you smart about virtualization, cloud, and/or systems management?  Do you work with any of these technologies? Here is your opportunity to be heard by Microsoft Research! Microsoft Windows Server and Systems Center Customer Research team would like to talk to IT…

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Free Poster – Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture

Live Migration Upgrading Your Private Cloud Hyper-V and Failover Clustering Hyper-V Storage Session Modes Generation 2 Virtual Machines See Full Post for download links http://itproguru.com/expert/2013/10/free-poster-windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v-component-architecture/   Get Started Now with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V … with these FREE options! Build Your Lab! Download  Windows Server 2012 R2,  System Center 2012 R2 and  Hyper-V…

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Free Poster-What The Heck is a Generation 2 Virtual Machine–Here is the Answer!

Generation 2 Virtual Machines Windows Server 2012 R2 introduces a new class of virtual machines that are optimized for virtualization—generation 2 virtual machines. They provide advanced features that deliver significant management, storage and security benefits. In Windows Server 2012 R2, generation 2 virtual machine hardware removes most of the emulated (”legacy”) devices, or replaces them…

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Free Windows Azure eBook + Free Windows Azure Account + Step-By-Step Getting Started

We are happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Azure Team!  As you go through the book you will want to play with Windows Azure.  You can get a free account from https://aka.ms/IaaS.  Also, if you want step-by-step instructions on how to…

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Build Your First FREE Cloud Server and Infrastructure Step-By-Step

  It is time to build your first cloud server.  It is easy to create a virtual machine that is running the Windows Server operating system when you use the Image Gallery in the Windows Azure Management Portal. This tutorial will teach you how to create a virtual machine running Windows Server in the cloud…

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Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…

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VIRTUALIZATION IT CAMPS IN US BEGIN NEXT WEEK

  Gain twice the virtualization skillset. Cover more ground. 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 for FREE –…

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How Secure is Windows Azure … Microsoft First Public Cloud Provider To Be Granted FedRAMP Security Authorization

Microsoft received notice that Windows Azure was granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). Windows Azure is the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO The Federal government is moving to the cloud, and early on it recognized that, although each agency…

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Virtualization IT-Camp Coming–Registration Open Now

Free Microsoft IT Camp | Register Today       Gain twice the virtualization skillset. Cover more ground. 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…

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Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint Dev-Test Farm in the Cloud using Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (Part 0 – Introduction)

Windows Azure Infrastructure Services provides cloud-based storage, virtual networks and virtual machines that can be provisioned on-demand to support lab, pilot or production application workloads. In this multi-part Step-By-Step hands on lab format we will walk you through the entire process.  The introduction and index post can be found at: Hands-on Lab: Build a SharePoint…

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IT-Camp Cambridge MA 10-04 Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You…

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IT-Camp Rochester NY 9-26 Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros

Join local Microsoft cloud experts for a free one day IT Camp on Windows Azure. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:00 AM   Microsoft Office…

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