Happy Halloween! Top 10 Reasons to NOT Fear PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012

Happy Halloween!  Does your datacenter go bump in the night?  Are you haunted by the thought of managing thousands of processes that could be automated?  In Today’s TechNet Radio Show, my good friends and colleagues, Blain Barton, Matt Hester and Ed Wilson, walk us through their Top 10 Favorite Features in PowerShell 3.0 for ridding…


Supporting Linux, Unix and Mac Clients with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

In today’s TechNet Radio show, I’m back again for another episode with Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager from the System Center Client Management team and all-around ConfigMgr Guru.  Tune in as we discuss the new capabilities in Service Pack 1 of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager for managing Linux, Unix and Mac clients, in addition to the support for…

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What’s New in Remote Desktop Services? 31 Days of Favorite Features in Windows Server 2012 ( Part 30 of 31 )

How does IT manage critical workloads in an age Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)?  One way that this can be addressed while retaining enterprise manageability and security is via Remote Desktop Services (RDS).  In Window Server 2012, Remote Desktop Services has been improved end-to-end: Easier installation and configuration, robust options for Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) and…

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Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Managing Servers with PowerShell 3.0

This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 that relate to PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012.  Although there are not any formal exam…


Cloud OS Technical Training Event – Cleveland OH – Nov 6th

Please feel free to join us at our upcoming Cloud OS training event series in Cleveland OH on November 6th to check out the launch of our newest, most exciting infrastructure products!  You’ll find out how Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, and Microsoft System Center 2012 can help alleviate day-to-day tasks so that you and…


Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge – Exam 70-410 – Managing Server Roles and Features

This study guide is provided as part of the Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge and steps through the resources that I personally used when preparing for the following exam objectives on Exam 70-410, Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012: Configure Server Roles and Features Configure servers for remote management Configure file and share access…


12 Steps to NTFS Shared Folders in Windows Server 2012

In the past, managing and sharing NTFS folders could be a real ordeal – there were different tools for managing NTFS permissions vs shared folders and most IT Pros generally used these tools on a server-by-server basis from each server’s console.  Server Manager to the rescue! In Windows Server 2012, Server Manager provides a management…

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Server Core in Windows Server 2012 – Improved Taste, Less Filling, More Uptime – 31 Days of Favorite Features in #WinServ 2012 ( Part 19 of 31 )

This article is Part 19 in a series of articles on the “Top 31 Favorite Features in Windows Server 2012” with my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists.  Be sure to follow them on Twitter and check out their blogs this month for the other parts of this series: Kevin Remde – Read Kevin’s Full of I.T….

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