2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant !

As we all know in this industry, the Gartner is regularly publishing an update of it’s Magic Quadrant. Recently they published the quadrant for x86 Server Virtualization Infrastructure. and, with no big surprise positioned Microsoft and VMware as Leaders & Visionaries and this year, the position of Microsoft have significantly improved ! The full study…


Windows Server 2012 R2–First look

Last week during TechEd North America 2013 several announcement were made around Windows Server, Windows Azure and System Center. After the event, the sessions are available for free online viewing. In order to help you navigate through all the sessions that were presented at the event, I’ve compiled the ones I believe are the most…


Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner

One of the capability that I prefer most with Windows Server 2012 is Hyper-V Replica. Hyper-V Replica enables the replication of a Virtual Machine continuously from one Hyper-V host to another Hyper-V host. The replication can happen across different datacenters, across different domains (they don’t even have to be trusted) as Windows Server 2012 leverage…


System Center 2012 SP1

  +   The long awaited System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available ! You can freely download it from here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh505660.aspx  Don’t forget to also download the evaluation of Windows Server 2012 to get the best combination : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx  This Service Pack has of course a series of patches that improves the…


You, the VMs and the IaaS

  + There is a lot of literature on internet on how to create a Virtual Machine (VM) using Windows Azure but there is not so much when it comes to moving your Virtual Machines into Azure. The general idea around this approach is to allow you to take a VM that is running in…


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 : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/new.aspx  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…