Master IT Pro Contest

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to be the host of the Master IT Pro contest ! The purpose of the contest was to “cook” a Powershell script that would achieve the following tasks : •Provision 500 accounts in Active Directory that are users from the marketing department and 500 accounts that are users from the…


Installing “Remote Destop Web Access” Role on Windows Server 2012

Recently I was building a demo on Remote Desktop Services and the installation of the role was constantly failing with error 0x800f0922. If you search on Internet, there are all kind of reasons for this error but the one that was corresponding to my situation. Here are few troubleshooting tips that you can use to…


Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012

The recent launch of Windows Server 2012 has brought many resources online ! To help you find the right content and resources, I’ve aggregated some of them in this post. I’ll also keep it up to date as the product will evolve over time (for example, including pointers to updates and new technical white papers)….


Windows Server 2012 launch !

Only one week before the launch event of Windows Server 2012 ! Don’t forget to book your agenda and attend here :  During the event you will have the opportunity to learn about : Virtualization Networking Management Application Development VDI Storage and more ! 🙂 Yes, Windows Server 2012 has improvements on all of…


New courses available on Microsoft Virtual Academy

You may already know about Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA as we say internally). MVA is a free online site for being trained on Microsoft Technologies. It includes content on Hyper-V, Windows Azure, SQL, Private Cloud, virtualization for VMware Professionals, Windows Server and much more ! Last week, we’ve added 7 new courses on Microsoft Virtual…


Windows Server 2012 network teaming

I was rebuilding my demo environment on Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) when I encountered this issue around network teaming: I could not make the network teaming work in the Virtual Machine. So in the case you want to try it in your lab, I hope you’ll find this tip usefull. Network Teaming is…


Free learning on Windows Server 2012

As I’ve said in many conferences, Windows Server 2012 is probably the product that I’ve seen that has the highest number of innovations ! Because of this number of innovations, I think it is never too early to start learning about Windows Server 2012 and why not fill the long days of the summer with…


Migrating from VMware to Hyper-V

During the IT Camps I’ve delivered recently either on the Private Cloud or Virtualization, there was one question I’ve heard several times : “How do I convert my existing VMs from VMware to Hyper-V ?”. The conversion of the VMware Virtual Machines and VMware virtual disks (.vmdk) to Hyper-V virtual machines and Hyper-V virtual hard…


How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012 (Part 2)

In the first part of this article (, I have explained how to enable monitoring for a Windows Azure application. We have seen that you can enable it from the code of the application or you can enable performance monitoring as well as event log monitoring by leveraging Windows Azure Powershell cmdlets or third party…


How to monitor your Windows Azure application with System Center 2012

Windows Azure is the PAAS (Platform As A Service) from Microsoft that literally allow any developer to start building its code an make it run on Internet in matter of minutes. This capability to host and run application in a short time has generated a lot of interest in the developer community. An application deployed…