Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview and System Center 2012 R2 Preview Now Available

Just in case you weren’t paying attention this morning, the Preview (Beta) of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are now available for download and testing! If you have a TechNet or MSDN Subscription, you are more than welcome to download from your subscriber site like I did earlier this morning –…

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Deleting multiple Packages in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 by Mike Terrill with 1E

There are times when a GUI interface is perfectly fine when performing administration tasks.  At other times, it just outright sucks.  If you have ever had to delete multiple Packages in Configuration Manager 2012 (SP1) from the GUI management tool, you probably know what I’m talking about.  If you really like clicking through multiple screens…

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Build Your Private Cloud Series: Understanding Virtual Machine Manager (VMM 2012 SP1) Fabric and Service Template by Yung Chou

Using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) to do basic Virtual Machine management of Hyper-V is pretty simple and straight forward.  The real magic sauce (and power) comes with understanding and using the Fabric components and Service Templates that are also available with VMM.  In this latest post, Yung gets a little deeper into…

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New Blog Series – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month

Now that April is upon us, the US IT Pro Evangelist team is embarking on another Blog Series for the month of April – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month.  Since the team has covered Windows Server 2012 (December 2012), Windows Azure (January 2013), Migration and Deployment (February 2013) and Server Virtualization (March 2013),…

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TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café – System Center 2012 SP1 Enhancements & Windows Azure Services for Windows Server

In this latest episode of TechNet Radio: Virtualization and Cloud Experts Café, I chat with John Allwright, Sr. Product Marketing Manager with the Server Infrastructure team to discuss the latest enhancements made to System Center 2012 SP1 and the new capabilities found within Windows Azure Services for Windows Server.  I’m sure by now, most folks…

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Server Virtualization Series: Hyper-V Replica Broker Explained (Part 15 of 20) by Yung Chou

I have talked about Hyper-V Replica many times in the past and have mentioned how great of an option it is for setting up a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution at an affordable price.  This is a feature that comes with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V without any additional cost.  Basic configuration is fairly straight forward and…

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IT Camp Resources for Events taking place from March – April 2013 in Southwest area

I have finished holding two IT Camps in my territory (Lehi, UT and Tempe, AZ) with three more to go (Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego).  I wanted to make the PowerPoint Decks available to everyone.  I have put them up on SlideShare where you can download them.  I am also embedding them here to…

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Office Hours on Mondays in March 2013 from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Microsoft Tempe Office

I am holding Office Hours in the Microsoft Tempe Office (60 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #1200, Tempe, AZ 85281) from 10 AM – 2 PM on the following Mondays in March: March 4, 2013: http://ohours.org/officehours/29244 March 11, 2013: http://ohours.org/officehours/29245 March 18, 2013: http://ohours.org/officehours/29246 Although you don’t necessarily need to sign up at the OHours site,…

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New Blog Series for March: Server Virtualization

In January, the US IT Pro Evangelist Team delivered a 31 Day Blog Series on Windows Azure.  In February, we did a 19 Part series on Deployment and Migration.  Now in March, we are kicking of our 20 Part Blog Series on Server Virtualization.  The focus will be How To articles that focuses on Server…

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Migration and Deployment: Step-by-Step – Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 SP1 (Part 16 of 19) by Keith Mayer

For any organization that has deployed applications to Windows 7 (or Windows XP and Windows Vista), the mechanism(s) that were used will most likely work for deploying those same applications to Windows 8 desktops.  The unknown entity for most organizations is the deployment of the new Windows 8 based GUI applications.  The good news for…

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