News from Microsoft TechEd 2014 - Key Hybrid Cloud Announcements

WOW! Brad Anderson and our Cloud & Enterprise team have made a HUGE number of announcements around Hybrid Cloud this week at Microsoft TechEd 2014.  In this article, I’ll summarize my favorite Hybrid Cloud announcements as an IT Pro and provide links to resources with additional details to help you learn how to leverage these…


Join me online at Microsoft Tech Ed 2014 - Live from Houston TX!

At this year’s TechEd we’re going to take the wraps off a range of new products and services, and we cannot wait to talk about—and demo—some of the remarkable new capabilities and functionalities we are going to deliver to the IT and developer industry. Can’t make it to Houston this year for TechEd 2014? No…


Best of TechEd 2013: 13 FREE Hands-on Labs for Enabling YOUR Modern Datacenter with Windows Server 2012!

Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry! This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros.  In today’s article, I’ll provide details on the FREE hands-on labs from TechEd that you can complete remotely in the comfort of your own office…

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Best of TechEd 2013: Enabling On-demand Infrastructure Services in YOUR Datacenter with the Windows Azure Pack

Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry!  This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros.  Today’s article focuses on the new Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, which provides an on-demand self-service…

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Best of TechEd 2013 - What’s New in Private Cloud with System Center 2012 R2 VMM

Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry!  This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros.  Today’s article focuses on enhancements for Private Cloud scenarios with the upcoming System Center 2012 R2 VMM release. Last week at TechEd 2013 North…

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Best of TechEd 2013 – What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2

Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry!  This month, we’ll be releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd announcements and technical information for IT Pros.  Today’s article focuses on enhancements in Hyper-V server virtualization in the upcoming Windows Server 2012 R2 release. Last week at TechEd 2013 North America,…

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Best of TechEd 2013: Getting Certified as MCSE Private Cloud or MCSE Server Infrastructure

This week at our annual Microsoft TechEd IT Pro conference, there’s a huge concentration on helping IT Professionals improve their careers by mastering our Data Center / Private Cloud infrastructure solutions and getting certified.  Today, I’ll be delivering two Exam Prep sessions for the new MCSE Server Infrastructure and MCSE Private Cloud certification tracks. Recordings of…

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Get Certified at Microsoft TechEd as an MCSE on Windows Server 2012 or Private Cloud … and MORE!

TechEd is our premier technical conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, and this year Microsoft TechEd 2013 North America will be in New Orleans, LA on June 3rd-6th.  I’ve attended almost every TechEd conference since 1997, and I’ve always found it to be a tremendously rewarding experience to help in my own professional development…


All Three Beta Exams now available for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 #ws2012 #hyperv #certification

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) on Windows Server 2012 is intended to certify individuals that have the primary set of Windows Server skills that are relevant across multiple solution areas in a business environment.  This certification also serves as a prerequisite for earning the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) on Server Infrastructure. To achieve…

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What's supported inside a Windows Azure Virtual Machine? #WindowsAzure #MSTechEd #ITCamp

There was a ton of excitement at Microsoft Tech Ed 2012 in Orlando this week around the new Azure Virtual Machines Infrastructure-as-a-Service customer preview announced last week.  Mark Russinovich delivered an outstanding technical session (AZR209) on this topic – the recording for this session is below: We also announced details this week around the specific…