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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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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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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Download Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 (includes Hyper-V) Free

Launch the FREE Trial Preview Page for Windows Server 2012 To request a FREE Windows Server 2012 Trial with the appropriate evaluation resources, launch the FREE Trial Preview Page using the link below: DO IT: Launch the Windows FREE Trial Page for Windows Server 2012 If you happen to be doing this from Windows Server…

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Advanced Memory Management in a Virtual World - Not All Memory Management is Equal #VMWOrMS #VirtExpert Step-By-Step

Welcome to another of our series of “VMware or Microsoft?” articles. Hyper-V 3 which is built into both the Free Hyper-V Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 (Standard and Datacenter) which you can evaluate for free (free ISO, free VHD), has some really awesome capabilities.  You can read more about Hyper-V in the overview of…

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DON’T MISS IT! Summer Slam July 18, 2013

You don’t want to miss the upcoming Summer Slam!  Virtualization Technology User Group (VTUG), the only platform-independent virtualization user group with over 4000 members, is coming to Brunswick Maine!  Our northeast events are legendary, so you can be sure this conference will be worth your while. This is a FREE full-day conference in which you…

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Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals IT Camp in Maine

This hands-on training that takes place on July 17, 2013, will provide an introduction to Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V for VMware professionals that are new to Microsoft Virtualization.  Join Symon Perriman, Microsoft’s Senior Technical Evangelist, to learn the Microsoft virtualization terminology, how to create and manage VMs and clusters, configure disaster recovery, and manage a…

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Is Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and the Microsoft Virtualization Stack REALLY Ready For Your Datacenter?

We are seeing a great deal of momentum for Hyper-V in a wide range of companies from small to large. Microsoft has made great progress in providing functionality and capabilities that make it a viable server virtualization alternative for all environments from test and development to mission-critical applications. This webcast is focused on providing information…

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Free Technology Events Coming–Starts Tomorrow, Register NOW

More than twenty events to chose from. Attend one or more of these free events to learn about Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and other great new technologies. Featured Event: Windows Server 2012 Loadfest Get Hands-On with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0. The primary focus will be on Windows Server 2012. Leave work for…

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Site-to-Azure VPN using Windows Server 2012 RRAS Step-By-Step

I have had on my blog todo list for a number of months to put a Step-By-Step blog post together on How To setup a VPN from my on-premise datacenter to my Windows Azure environment. If you do not already have an Azure account, you can get a free trial at https://aka.ms/IaaS.  Before I could…

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Configuring and Optimizing Your Private Cloud with System Center 2012 SP1 #BuildYourCloud Week 3

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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Building Your Private Cloud Fabric with System Center 2012 SP1 #BuildYourCloud Week 2

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows Server 2012 Series Week 1 #BuildYourCloud

Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course! Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result?  Hmm … No! Server Virtualization is Great, But … Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number of virtualized server workloads…

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FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for "Early Experts" Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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