Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources

Keynote – Stop putting out fires: Proactive IT infrastructure management Do you feel like you’re always in crisis mode? Do you want to learn what it takes to become a proactive and rationalized IT shop? Are you ready for the cloud? In this session, we will address these issues and more as we explore the…


Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment.  Hope this is helpful.  First lets look at the system requirements.  If you want to setup your environment with multiple servers or you want to do a custom install you can find…

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How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server.  I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory.  Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to be close to what I actually need but I will leave it dynamic.  I need…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1- Did You Know You Could Do This

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 SP1 is available for download using your MSDN or TechNet Subscription or from http://Connect.Microsoft.com.  You can also download a trial from http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/virtual-machine-manager/vmm-try-it.aspx# Notice you can download the 2012 BETA if you like also.  I hope to checkout 2012 Beta in the next few days and do a blog…


MMS 2011 Keynote (Day 1 and Day 2 Keynote Video Recording)

  For those not lucky enough to go to MMS this year, you can get access to the keynote presentations here.  If you want much more information about System Center make sure you attend one of our TechNet Events on Management and Deployment. Keynote Day 1:   Keynote Day 2:


Management and Deployment Firestarter –Must Attend Event

Slides and other resources available for download from: Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources If you missed the national Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week, you can still get the highlights by attending the TechNet Firestarter coming to your area this month.   This is a must attend event for all IT…


Management and Deployment Firestarter Must Attend Event

Slides and other resources available for download from: Management and Deployment 2011 Firestarter – TechNet Events – Resources If you missed the national Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) last week, you can still get the highlights by attending the TechNet Firestarter coming to your area this month. This is a must attend event for all IT…


Hot Add Storage to Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Guest Using SCVMM

  In this short video we take a quick look at System Center Virtual Machine Manager Interface then we walk through the process of adding (and then removing) a SCSI disk to a running domain controller which is a guest running on a Hyper-V Machine while the DC if running.   In a nutshell, the…


Microsoft Changes Our World Through Innovation

Don’t miss the video at the bottom.  It shows a bit of vision for the future Microsoft has and continues to change our world. Microsoft has been innovating for their entire life. Shall we see what the future might hold? Let’s do that but first we need to look at how we got to where…

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Hyper-V Security 101 – Virtualization Administration Delegation of Hyper-V and SCVMM

When running Hyper-V you do not need to be at the console to manage your virtualization platform.  In fact, it is strongly recommended that you delegate these rights.  If you let someone login to a server with administrative permissions they basically have the “keys to the kingdom”.  We do not usually want to do this. …


Virtualization Event Coming Soon to EVERYWHERE!

The event will take place on Friday, February 12, 2010.  It is a live event being simulcast to multiple locations.  It will also be recorded and made available online a few days after the event.  You do have to register to attend and to download the event.  All the details and registration are outlined on…


Mother Nature Not Cooperating For Waltham TechNet Virtualization Tour – You Can Catch The Content Online Next Week If You Prefer

Yung and I are at the Waltham office and ready to roll but if you cannot make it, we have some other options for you… 🙂 You can catch the same content online as a webcast presented by Thrive tomorrow or in an Online stream on the 14th. ThriveLive! Online IT Professional Virtualization Tour Join our…


Bring a Friend to a TechNet Event and win a copy of Configuring Windows 7

Bring a Friend to TechNet Unleashed: The Microsoft Virtualization Tour and win a copy of ‘Configuring Windows 7’ (oh yeah, your friend gets one too!) Its EASY! • When you register for either a TechNet Event or MSDN Roadshow, simply type your friend’s name in the Referral Code field. •When you check in at the…

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TechNet Unleashed- The Microsoft Virtualization Tour… Registration OPEN!

TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: The Microsoft Virtualization Tour Join our TechNet IT Evangelists as they hit the road again this fall to bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. We’ll go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a new feature for Windows® 7 and Windows Server®…


iSCSI SAN for VERY Easy Storage Virtualization – All About Storage From Virtualization Group Boston

A quick update on Virtualization Group Boston’s, “All About Storage” event. Thanks to our Community Sponsors: PerfectDisk, and StarWind Software. We had a great turnout with strong presentations from two big names in the industry, StarWind Software and PerfectDisk (Raxco Software).  One of the topics we discussed and I wanted to explore more is iSCSI…

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Momentum – Project Wisdom from the Field on SCVMM (Interview Bob Borges) SCVMM is a great tool

Your name: Bob Borges Company name: Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc. Your geographic location (country): USA Project Name/Description: Deploy SCVMM 2008 Objectives of the project: Improve performance, Improve ease of use, Easily migrate guests from one host to another. Are you piloting or deploying the products: Deploying Products used in project: Windows Server 2008, Hyper-V,…


Momentum – Project Wisdom from the Field on Hyper-V (Interview Bob Borges) Hyper-V and Windows Server 2008 is Awesome!

Momentum – Bay State Technology – Windows 2008 and Hyper-V Your name: Bob Borges Company name: Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc. Your geographic location (country): USA Project Name/Description: Deploy Server 2008 and Hyper-V – Replace VMWare and Virtual Server Objectives of the project: Improve performance, Improve ease of use, Replace physical boxes with Virtual machines….