Implementing SMB Shares with Hyper-V Replica

SMB is getting a lot of attention with Windows Server 2012, and we’ve had questions from a few customers regarding the inter-play between SMB shares and Hyper-V Replica. In this post we’ll share our experience around setting up and using various configurations involving SMB shares and Hyper-V Replica. The issue we were expecting to run…


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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Hyper-V: A Platform for Building the Largest Public and Private Clouds

Hyper-V 3.0 in many ways is the crown jewel of our enterprise virtualization and private cloud strategy and is the heart of where many of the improvements in our flagship Server OS reside. So we should probably talk about what has improved since our previous Hyper-V releases, and what you can do with our hypervisor…


Microsoft Cloud Scale – By The Numbers

From time to time Microsoft VP, Frank Shaw, likes to do a blog post that has some numbers to indicate the scope of what we do at Microsoft.  We thought you might enjoy a few numbers around our Cloud services.  If the graphic above is too small, go ahead and click it and the full…


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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Imagine Cup Winners Announced

At the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, Microsoft announced the five winners of the second annual Imagine Cup Grant. We’re particularly excited as four of the winners developed their apps on Windows Azure. Grant winners all participated in the Imagine Cup 2012 Worldwide Finals, a global competition that invites students to develop a technology…


Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Replica Take On Hurricane Sandy

When the winds and waves of Hurricane Sandy bore down ferociously on New York City, at least two Microsoft SMB customers were ready. Microsoft partner WorkITsafe had just helped these customers upgrade to the Windows Server 2012 operating system with the new built-in Hyper-V Replica feature. As a result, their IT systems experienced minimal interruption…

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Windows Azure Active Directory Processes 200 Billion Authentications

At Microsoft, we have been on a transformative journey to cloud computing and we have been working with customers every step of the way. Millions of customers have embraced the cloud and we are excited to share the news that we’ve reached a major milestone in cloud scale computing.  Since the inception of the authentication…


The Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow is coming to a city near you – reserve your seat!

  Over the last two years, we have worked with our MVPs to create and deliver real world training all across the globe via a Roadshow on Windows Server 2012 and supporting products like Windows Small Business Server 2011, Windows Small Business Server Essentials 2011, and Windows MultiPoint Server 2011. From May, 2011 through January…