TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4)

Have you built a private cloud lab with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and need to have some questions answered? Join our IT pro evangelists for this fun, interactive, Q&A online discussion about the private cloud. We give you tips and tricks about these products and answer…

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Build Your Own Private Cloud with Microsoft Technology

Begin Your Evaluation The Microsoft private cloud experience is only a few clicks away in the TechNet Evaluation Center. The Microsoft private cloud evaluation includes a convenient single download of all System Center 2012 components, with Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 as an available option. Access to the evaluation resource center will help guide your…

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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…

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Download Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Overview If you’re prepping for a Hyper-V virtualization exam or you work with Hyper-V this is a great resource to have handy!!!!    This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, and import/export.  Click HERE to download the…

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Bytes by TechNet: John Baker and Johan Arwidmark Discussing Windows Deployments

Join me and Johan Arwidmark, Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory for a discussion around deployment. Johan gives some tips and tricks along with customer scenario examples when using Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit(MDT), and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager tools. About Johan Johan speaks at several conferences each year, including MMS and…

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Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

If you have a bunch of machines you want to install SP1 on you can always use Windows Update.  This means however SP1 is going to be downloaded over for each of the machines.  Obviously not if you’re using WSUS!!! In my case I have a lot demo machines in hyper-v that don’t have access…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Beta

Improve the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications with the new virtualization innovations provided in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta. This service pack release delivers two new features, namely Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, to help businesses further optimize their datacenter and desktops. Dynamic Memory lets Hyper-V administrators pool available…

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Just Announced!!! Latest Beta Release of the Security Baselines for Windows Server 2008 R2 Solution Accelerator

The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce its latest Beta release—the Security Baselines for Windows Server 2008 R2. We’re interested in hearing your thoughts and feedback. Join the Security Baselines Beta. The best-practice guidance and security settings provided by the new Security Baselines Beta will allow you to plan and deploy your security baselines…

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ThriveLive! Online IT Professional Virtualization Tour

Join our IT Professional Evangelists Yung Chou, Dan Stolts, Blain Barton and John Baker, as they bring you the highlights of Microsoft’s great virtualization solutions. They will go from the desktop to the enterprise, starting with VHD native boot – a new feature for Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2. Next, they will move…

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DirectAccess Scaling and High Availability

I was asked at today’s TechNet Unleashed event in Malvern, PA what the scalability and high availability options were with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2008 R2.  I wasn’t certain, but thought that NLB was an option, so I said I would find out.  Well here’s the results of my research.  I found a detailed description…

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