Test Lab Guide: R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM

This Microsoft Test Lab Guide (TLG) provides you with step-by-step instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 R2. This test lab is based on four physical computers, each hosting multiple virtual machines. Updated September 2013…

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Windows Server 2012 R2 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Deployment and Management Guide now available

NIC teaming, also known as Load Balancing/Failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters to be placed into a team for the purposes of bandwidth aggregation, and/or traffic failover to maintain connectivity in the event of a network component failure. This guide describes how to deploy and manage NIC Teaming with Windows Server 2012 R2. Get it…

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There Will Be a Test

Make sure you memorize the following if you decide to interview for a technical position here.  Ok, I’m half joking.  If you were going to interview for something that doesn’t involve Exchange Server, then you can save a few brain cells.  If however you are interviewing for a Support, TS or MCS position that involves…

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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Demonstration Videos now Available

The Remote Desktop Services team just published some great videos explaining the new Remote Desktop Services available in Windows Server 2012.  You’ll find new videos on the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI wizard, RDS VDI Deployment, and more. See the full blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2012/12/11/new-windows-server-2012-remote-desktop-services-showcase-videos.aspx. Here’s the VDI Overview video

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Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. When we say deep, we mean it – with session content delving into the…

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DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 - now available for download

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 can be used by computers running Windows 7 when connecting to internal corporate networks with DirectAccess in Windows Server 2012. It improves the DirectAccess connection experience, supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users and helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users. Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA)…

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Platform Delivered! Windows and Visual Studio RTM

Today is another exciting day for Developers and IT Professionals as we mark a new milestone for the Visual Studio and Windows product families.  Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have reached the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase and will soon be available for download.  The new platform supports application development, deployment…

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FIOS Quantum Now Available - if you can afford it

Verizon is now selling more speed.  There’s just one problem, I can’t justify and afford the upgrade.  I would love to have the 150/65 plan just so I can say I finally have 100Mbps to the internet, but sheesh, not for these prices.  First of all, I don’t really need that speed.  Considering I am…

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300 Mbps soon to be available on Verizon FIOS

NEW YORK – May 30, 2012 –  Responding to consumer demand for ultra-high-speed home broadband service, Verizon next month will more than double the speeds of several of its FiOS Internet tiers – and introduce two new tiers with even faster speeds. The new FiOS Internet portfolio will feature download/upload speed tiers of 50/25 and…

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Infrastructure and Planning Guide mother load

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. Here’s the updated list of the guides now available on the download center. …

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