New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization — Get Certified!

Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. We received rave reviews from the last Microsoft Virtualization Jump Start delivered earlier this year and know this new course will be another smash.  Registration links at the bottom of the post or just click on the graphic above. Here are…

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TechNet Radio: Turnkey Private Cloud – Datacenter Services (DCS)

About This Video In todays’ episode, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist John Baker welcomes Microsoft Solutions Architect, Shawn LaBelle to the show. Tune in as they discuss Turnkey Private Cloud Datacenter Services. Learn which cloud delivered services is best for you, how Hyper-V and System Center 2012 fits into a Private Cloud solution as well as…


New! Version 2 of the Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) Tool is Now Available for Download!

SCM 2 provides ready-to-deploy policies and DCM configuration packs based on Microsoft Security Guide recommendations and industry best practices, allowing you to easily manage configuration drift, and address compliance requirements for Windows operating systems and Microsoft applications. Download now!        Learn more Key features in SCM 2 include: Gold master support: Import and take advantage of…


TechNet Radio: IT Time – Microsoft Virtual Academy – Private Cloud Scenarios, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Course Previews

In today’s episode, Alan Le Marquand discusses upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud System Center 2012 scenarios such as Application Management, Orchestrator, Data Protection, Operations and Service Manager as well SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 courses. He also lays the foundation for an upcoming Microsoft Solution Accelerators course on the MAP toolkit…


Just announced!!!! 15% discount offer for new TechNet Subscription

TechNet Flash Subscribers Take advantage of this offer and get TechNet Professional Subscription with a 15% discount.  Not a TechNet Flash Subscriber yet, then simply click HERE to subscribe!!!   What’s the Discount Code TNFLA12   How Long Does this Offer Last? From now until February 29th, 2012 Microsoft TechNet Flash subscribers will receive a…


TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2)

  Have questions about Microsoft’s Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of our Live Private Cloud TechNet events, hopefully we inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need to ask some questions to help you along, or you may just have follow-up…


Florida IT Pro Camps Update for 2012 – Win an XBOX Kinect and other SWAG – Come Join Us!!!

  These community events are free with great food including BBQ in Orlando and Greek Gyros in Sarasota and many giveaways including an XBOX Kinect and more. Best of all its FREE IT Knowledge! Community IT Pro Camps: Register Now!   Orlando IT Pro Camp – January 21st, 2012 8am-5pm Topics range from the System…


TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – An Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2012

About This Video In today’s episode I preview the latest System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Virtual Lab. Learn how you can become familiar with SCCM 2012 as you navigate around its console and test out its new capabilities for yourself. TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to quickly and easily try out Microsoft’s newest products for…


Hyper-V Question of the Week: VMs Require Booting from Virtual IDE Drives, but isn’t SCSI Faster. Are we giving up performance booting from virtual IDE?

We know that Hyper-V virtual machines require booting from virtual IDE. Historically, in the physical world, SCSI can provide better performance than IDE.  Does that mean we’re giving up performance booting from virtual IDE? On the surface you’d think that is the case as the I/O performance of physical SCSI and IDE devices can differ…

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