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 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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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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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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Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!

TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately, free. Check here for system requirements. OR…

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Free eBook – Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

Looks like a real winner!!! In terms of the contents: Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows Server R2 1 Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World 9 Chapter 3 Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines 25 Chapter 4 Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management 47 Chapter 5 Active…

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How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…

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The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment–Step-By-Step–Cloud Foundation

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like to expand on that by…

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Boot2VHD-Part 3-Load OS on VHD With OS Already Installed on Metal

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 3… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization…

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Boot2VHD-Part 2-Load OS to VHD On Bare Metal

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 2… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization…

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Boot2VHD-Part 1-Overview of Native Boot To VHD

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform that allows virtualization inside of…

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Office 365 Now Available

Microsoft Office 365 On June 28, 2011, Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer, Microsoft announced the worldwide availability of Office 365, Microsoft’s next generation productivity service. Office 365 is the culmination of more than 20 years of experience delivering world class productivity solutions to people and businesses of all sizes. It brings together Office, SharePoint, Exchange,…

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Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More

Key To Almost Infinite Knowledge – Passive Listening… Do you make the time to keep up with technology?  If you are not expanding your knowledge, you are falling behind.  With the job market the way it is, you would be smart to keep learning.  I know we are all busy and doing more now than…

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Everything You Could Ever Want to Know About SQL Azure-Get Smart On SQL Azure Here

Recently a great series of 15 introductory videos have been completed and made available up on Microsoft Showcase, all focusing on SQL Azure. Here are the episodes: Getting Started: SQL Azure at a Glance Getting Started: Basic Architectural Considerations with SQL Azure Getting Started: Creating an Account and Your SQL Azure Database Getting Started: Interacting…

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