TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (Preview with Insider)

In this episode John Baker previews the “Building Your Cloud Infrastructure” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to streamline network and storage resources that are allocated to virtual machines as well as how to create new Hyper-V hosts and host clusters. TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to quickly…

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SkyDrive and Windows 8

Yesterday on the Windows 8 Blog Steven Sinofsky posted a great blog about how Windows 8 and SkyDrive will work together. There is already an app for Windows 8, and the Windows Phone for Skydrive. I use them both, they are great!   Everyone get’s a free 25 Gig storage on SkyDrive, but you have to…

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Amazing Day of Announcements for MSFT

Today is day 2 of MMS 2012, April 17th, 2012.  I just can’t believe the number of Announcements that have come out today. First here at the Keynote at MMS we announced the world wide availability of  System Center 2012. To download the trial go to https://aka.ms/syscntr If you missed the keynote you can watch…

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MMS 2012 sessions

I had two sessions at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2012).   On this post I will include the PowerPoints for the decks I used. Also I will update this post when the sessions become live on http://mms-2012.com  They were recorded and I understand they will be made public after the event is over. My…

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MCSE is Back!

This week Microsoft announced some major changes in our certification program.  Why? Well with the Cloud taking off, it’s time for an update. MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solution Expert.  If you remember 20 years ago, here in Texas we had problems using MCSE, because then “e” was Engineer. In Texas to call you self…

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System Center Advisor has Launched!

System Center Advisor has Launched! Today’s IT professionals spend an enormous amount of time and effort addressing problems related to incorrectly configured servers. To help combat this challenge, Microsoft is pleased to announce the general availability of System Center Advisor (formerly Microsoft codename ‘Atlanta’), a cloud service hosted on Windows Azure that assesses customers’ servers…

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview available for download

Probably the worst kept secret today.  Yes the Customer Preview is available for download today. Did we slow the internet today?   Get your Windows 8 Preview here Windows 8 Consumer Preview It’s Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It’s an all-new touch interface. It’s a new…

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