Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the “Early Experts” study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…

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Configure Datacenter Network Fabric and Network Virtualization using System Center 2012 SP1 VMM - Build Your Private Cloud

Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we show how to configure the network fabric in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.  We’ll walk through the process of adding datacenter VLANs for our…

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Build Your Private Cloud Foundation - Networking with Windows Server 2012

When planning network infrastructure for a Private Cloud, there’s a number of technologies to consider and leverage in Windows Server 2012.  At many of my events, IT Pros have lots of questions on when to use various network technologies in their overall Private Cloud design, such as: Teaming modes: Switch independent, Static or Dynamic ( LACP ) network…

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Laying Your Private Cloud Foundation with Windows Server 2012 - Build Your Private Cloud

Yung Chou and I are back for another episode in our multi-part series on how to Build Your Private Cloud using System Center 2012 SP1. Tune in today as we discuss reference architectures for scale-up and scale-out Private Cloud infrastructure designs that leverage the new Scalability, Storage Spaces, Network Teaming, VLANs, Continuously Available Scale-out Clusters and Hyper-V…

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UPDATE: FREE Hands-on "Virtual Study Halls" with Live Expert Q&A

NEW HOURS! Based on popular demand, we’ve updated the hours for “Early Experts” Virtual Study Hall assistance – Fridays each week from 11AM to 1PM Eastern Time. – – – – – – – – – – There’s so many cool features to explore in the latest Windows infrastructure offerings that it’s hard to find…

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VLAN Tricks with NICs - Teaming & Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

After I wrote my prior post on our new natively supported NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 and our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 product, there’s been a ton of questions around how VLANs work with NIC Teaming and Hyper-V.  In this article, I’ll build upon my prior post and cover configuring VLAN traffic segregation for…

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Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge - Exam 70-410 - NIC Teaming

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: Install and Configure Servers Configure Servers Configure NIC Teaming Note that these same exam objectives are…