Allow Remote Desktop Services RDP and Ping ICMP Through Windows Firewall

Create Firewall Rules in Windows 7 thru Windows Server 2012 R2  to allow RDP and ICMP traffic for you have to open “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security” control panel applet.  You can get here by typing “firewall” in the search box near the start button and selecting it from the list (likely on top) or…

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Microsoft Acquires InMage–Migrate, Replicate, Recover With Azure

I know you were happy with the great advancements in DR over the last few months including the recent announcement that you can now use Azure Site Recovery to synchronize and fail over Virtual Machines to Microsoft Azure.   The great … Continue reading →

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Hyper-V Site Recovery to Microsoft Azure–Now Available in Preview

Hyper-V Recovery Manager in Windows Azure was able orchestrate the recovery of a server from your primary datacenter to a secondary datacenter in the case of disaster.  The top feature request was to have this feature available to allow Site … Continue reading →

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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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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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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 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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Virtual Memory Management: Dynamic Memory-Much Different Than Memory Over Commit - Become a Virtualization Expert (Part 3 of 20)

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 the Server Virtualization Series: Hyper-V Basics.  In this article, we are…

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Become a Virtualization Expert with 20 + Days of Server Virtualization #VirtExpert @ITProGuru (Part 0 of 20)

Abstract: Scenario based – How to do "this"… In this blog post series, we will show you "HOW" to perform tasks using scenario-based simulations. If you are already familiar with virtualization using non-Microsoft technologies, we will provide you a ramp to quickly understanding how to operate and manage a Microsoft and heterogeneous virtualization environment. If…

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Cloud OS Trivia Challenge–Test Your Knowledge and Win Prizes

Download. Play. Win. Put on your dedicated thinking cap and test your knowledge of the latest Microsoft datacenter products. Test drive the free trials of our Cloud OS products for a chance to win a trip to the Microsoft Management Summit in April in Las Vegas! Answer three trivia questions correctly and you could instantly…

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Mega Virtualization Event - Registration Open - Free Training, Prizes

Winter Warmer is VTUG’s flagship event that brings together over a thousand IT professionals, dozens of vendors and VARs, and technology experts on virtualization, VDI, storage, data protection and security. Winter Warmer brings you technical presentations, hands-on labs, insightful keynotes, approximately 60 exhibitors and much more. We are launching a professional growth track that includes…

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Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge The Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge provides a FREE online study group with certification exam preparation materials for quickly learning about the latest version of Windows Server! The Challenge involves a series of Knowledge Quests – starting with the Apprentice Quest below – and each Quest ends with…

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VTUG Winter Warmer - Mega Virtualization Event - Gillette Stadium Jan 17-2013

Winter Warmer is VTUG’s flagship event that brings together over a thousand IT professionals, dozens of vendors and VARs, and technology experts on virtualization, VDI, storage, data protection and security.   Winter Warmer brings you technical presentations, hands-on labs, insightful keynotes, approximately 60 exhibitors and much more.  We are launching a professional growth track that includes…

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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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