Announcing: Microsoft Events and Thought Leadership in your Inbox Now Available – Now You Can Get LUCKY!

Keep up with industry trends, how we should be thinking about our business, how technology changes coming will likely impact us and our business and plenty more.  Gain access to shortcuts in keeping up with technology, preparing yourself and your business for the future and much, much more. Did you know that Microsoft still does…

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How To Enable Snipping Tool, Windows Media Player and more Desktop Experience Tools on Windows Server 2008-2012 R2

Are you annoyed that you cannot play videos or use some of the cool windows tools like snipping tool with windows server?  Well, you can, they just have to be enabled before you can use them.  Below are instructions for enabling these features in Windows Server 2008 and in Windows Server 2012 (slightly different instructions)…

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TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 1)

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 1)   ITProGuru Dan Stolts welcomes Sr. Product Marketing Manager Kenon Owens and Sr. Program Manager Stephen Baron as they discuss why systems management is such a concern for IT organizations and how private cloud environments fit into this equation. In part 1 of our…

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TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Systems Management & Private Cloud (Part 2)

  Abstract: In Part 2 of our Systems Management & Private Cloud series, Dan Stolts, Kenon Owens and Stephen Baron dig deeper into how applications are packaged, deployed and managed across multiple cloud environments within System Center 2012 and how service templates, and the self-service concept is valuable to organizations of any size. GuruTip #1: Download…

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IT Camp–Free Training Event-The Future Is Now – Part II

IT Camp: The Future Is Now – Part II System Center 2012 & Windows Server 2012 Highly managed systems and private cloud are the future of IT, and the future is now. In Part II of our IT Camp series, you will build a test lab with an AD domain, learn what you need to…

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24 Hours in A Private Cloud Virtual Event Starts May 10th 2012

In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start May 10th, 2012 8:00AM GMT. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft is the host of this event. Session content and product demos will…

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IT-Pro Tech Update 2012 Event Coming May 2nd To Providence–Great Lineup And FREE!

IT Pro Tech Update 2012 On Wednesday May 2nd 2012, the IT-Pro User Group is hosting Tech Update 2012 an all day FREE event. Come join us for this FREE event and discover the next phase of Information Technology as we discuss Windows 8 in the business environment, Virtualization, Security, Interoperability, and Systems Management. Here…

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Private Cloud Is The Future of IT, Free Training Coming Soon–Registration Open

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft’s virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You’ll embark on an interactive journey as you learn the foundation of cloud services, Hyper-V, through architecture, networking, virtual…

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Event VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management–Resources Posted

VDX Drive Down Data Center Costs With Hyper-V And System Center Management High quality, high availability, simple to use and full virtual and physical management at a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. That is what you get with Hyper-V and System Center. In this session, we will look inside Microsoft’s flagship virtualization platform,…

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New Download Code for Windows Server and System Center 2012

This new location offers a new and easier download experience.  Download the bits now to try them out for free.  Plus, you can get a chance to win a Lenovo Laptop.  If you need a promo code, use: Cloud http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200087376 You might also want to check out my post on building out your virtualization lab…

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Explore Microsoft Private Cloud To Get Stuff Free!

This is cool. Microsoft is willing to PAY you to try some software and learn some stuff. And you could also win a very slick laptop in the process. “Huh? Seriously?” Well.. in a sense. We’re announcing today an opportunity for a limited (roughly 5,000) number of people to get a $20 coupon for the…

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New Download Links for System Center and Windows Server 2008 R2

  CARE: System Center 2012 Suite CARE: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications CARE: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 CARE: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 CARE: System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 MVA: Microsoft Virtual Academy Certification: Windows…

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How To Create Enable Permissions and Run a Multi-Line PowerShell Script

This topic explains how to enable scripting in Windows PowerShell, which script extensions are used in Windows PowerShell, how to enable running PowerShell scripts, how to create a script and how run a script. Enabling Windows PowerShell Scripts to Run When you start Windows PowerShell on a computer, the default security policy does not allow…

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TechNet Video: Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud

TechNet Video:  Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud Download WMV Download | WMA | MP3 Before benefitting from the higher levels of the cloud, you’ll need a firm understanding of virtualization as a foundation. For those that do not have virtualization experience, this webcast describes the fundamentals of Hyper-V while giving you a jump…

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TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3)

TechNet Video:  Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3) Download WMV Download | WMA Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions? If you joined us you got your questions answered and here is the recording.  If you did not join us and you have other questions please join us for the next Private Cloud…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy–Advance Your Career With Free Online Training Portal

Are you interested in more free Microsoft training?  If so, pay attention… Microsoft Virtual Academy Microsoft Virtual Academy allows you to Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition.   There…

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Free TechNet Webcast Series–Private Cloud

Free TechNet Webcast Series – Private Cloud kicks of today! Click the individual sessions below to register.  Notice times are listed in PST time zone! You will NOT want to miss this… 1/18 : Register: TechNet Webcast: Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud (Level 200) on 1/18/2012 1:00 PM Eastern / 10:00 AM PST….

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