Free Ebook: Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller

This month, Yung Chou, Mitch Tulloch and I have published a new book on Hybrid Cloud Management with System Center 2012 R2 App Controller, titled Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller. As part of a series of specialized guides on System Center, this book focuses on using App Controller to manage virtual machines…


Happy Thanksgiving! FREE Windows 8 Games from Local Developers

The FREE Windows 8 Games below have been recently published by local developers … They’re great games to keep your kids occupied during long Thanksgiving holiday trips, and it’s also a great way to show your support for our local developer community. Download the games using the links below and feel free to leave comments…


At Your Service! Out-of-Band VM Updates with Guest Services in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

This month, my team of fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists are publishing a series of articles on Why Windows Server 2012 R2? that highlights the key enhancements and new capabilities that we’re seeing driving particular interest in this latest release of our Windows Server operating system in the field.  After reading this article, be sure…


Step-by-Step: Extending Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 with custom PowerShell tools

Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 has been completely retooled into a powerful multi-server management GUI tool that provides remote management of Windows servers and a health-check dashboard snapshot view to quickly verify that “all-is-well” across Windows servers within your datacenter.  Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 But, the…


TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Hyper-V from a VMware Admin’s Perspective – Live VM Migration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V

Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze, are back for part 2 of their "Hyper-V from a VMware admin's perspective" series and in today's episode they look at live VM migration in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and how this compares to VMware's service offerings. [3:08] What is Live VM Migration and how is this comparable to…


Virtualization IT Camp – Hands-on Labs

System Requirements Read! Hands-On Labs System Requirements   Check! Test System Requirements on your PC Let’s Get Hands-On! Lab 1: Getting to Know Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview   Lab 2: Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Infrastructure   Lab 3: Storage Management with System Center 2012 R2 VMM   Lab 4: Configuring Networking with System…


Why R2? Software Defined Networking with Hyper-V Network Virtualization

This month, my team of fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists are publishing a series of articles on Why Windows Server 2012 R2? that highlights the key enhancements and new capabilities that we’re seeing driving particular interest in this latest release of our Windows Server operating system in the field.  This article has been updated now…


Tomorrow! Online Azure IT Camp – 11/12 – 9AM to 1PM PT

Want to learn more about the Cloud, but haven’t had time yet to pull yourself away from the office? Tomorrow (11/12) , my good friends and colleagues, Brian Lewis and Dan Stolts, will be delivering a FREE Windows Azure IT Camp technical event online.  Add Windows Azure and Cloud Infrastructure to your IT Skillset! During…


Why R2? Step-by-Step: Solve BYOD Challenges with Workplace Join in Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

These days, users are growing more and more accustomed to expecting that they can accomplish productive work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device. As a result, IT Pros and organizations are increasingly faced with the challenge of balancing convenience with security to provide users with the necessary remote access to corporate applications…


Why R2? Automated Server Self-Provisioning and Remediation with Desired State Configuration (DSC) in PowerShell 4.0

This month, my team of fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists are publishing a series of articles on Why Windows Server 2012 R2? that highlights the key enhancements and new capabilities that we’re seeing driving particular interest in this latest release of our Windows Server operating system in the field.  After reading this article, be sure…