FREE HANDS-ON TRAINING: You, Your Datacenter and Windows Azure Infrastructure Services [ May 21st in Detroit, MI ]

UPDATE: I’ve provided links below to the decks I used to present at this training event … DECK: Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services DECK: Building SharePoint Server 2013 in the Cloud with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services Windows Azure Infrastructure Services launched on April 16th for production workloads, and we’re already…


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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Join me in the Cloud: FREE Hands-on Events for Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks

Over the next several weeks, there’s lots of opportunities for getting hands-on experience with Window Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks – both in-person and online!  At the events below, you’ll learn about leveraging the Windows Azure cloud platform to build VMs and Virtual Networks in the cloud, have the opportunity to ask live questions,…

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Automating the Cloud with PowerShell and Windows Azure

Wow! There was a ton of interest yesterday at the CincyPowerShell User Group on automating the provisioning and management of Virtual Machines in the cloud using PowerShell and the new Windows Azure PowerShell Module!  In this article, I’ve provided a copy of my presentation deck, session notes and a link for downloading the PowerShell snippets…


FREE Hands-on Training: Build Virtual Machines in the Cloud with Windows Azure

With Windows Azure, you can easily deploy and run Windows Server and Linux virtual machines on your own virtual network in the cloud. These capabilities can be really useful for several scenarios, such as: building virtual lab environments, piloting new software in the cloud, deploying hybrid IT applications that connect on-premises datacenter workloads with cloud-based…

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Configuring Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage in Windows Server 2012 – “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410 and 70-417

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 and Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012: Configure Hyper-V (17%) Create…


Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge – Exam 70-417 – Free MCSA Upgrade Training

UPDATE: The recorded version of this training is now available at https://aka.ms/JS417 … Hope you enjoy! ————  Are you already certified as an MCSA on Windows Server 2008 and looking to upgrade your certs to Windows Server 2012?  This week, we’ve released a new Jumpstart online training course that specifically targets the certification objectives in Exam 70-417,…

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IPv6 Bootcamp – Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge – Exam 70-410

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: Deploy and Configure Core Network Services (16%) Configure IPv6 and IPv4 addressing Configure IP addressing…