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…


Step-by-Step: Build a FREE SharePoint 2013 Dev/Test Lab in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services

RECENT UPDATES: This Step-by-Step Guide has been leveraged to define a new Windows Azure Deployment Planning Service ( AZDPS ) for Microsoft Partners and Customers: Implementing Develop and Test Scenarios on Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Customers can now engage authorized partners for planning and delivery of this solution AND customers with Software Assurance ( SA )…

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Guided Hands-on Lab: Extend Your Private Cloud with Windows Azure Virtual Networks and Windows Server 2012 [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20.  In today’s article in this series, we’ll discuss extending our On-premises Datacenter into a Hybrid Network Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012, Windows…

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Step-by-Step: Accelerating the Cloud with “BranchCache” in Windows Server 2012 [ 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services ]

This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I are authoring a new articles series on 20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.  You can catch the full series at https://aka.ms/CloudTop20.  In today’s article in this series, we’ll discuss accelerating content on cloud-based web and file servers using Windows Server 2012 BranchCache.  Once…

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Internet Explorer 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 SP1 now available!

This week, the IE team released IE 10 Release Preview for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1!  You can download IE10 Release Preview for evaluation and testing (remember, it’s still pre-release software) from the following link location … Download IE10 Release Preview: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/downloads/ie-10/worldwide-languages You can get at overview of What’s New in…

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