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Breaking News: System Center 2012 w/SP1 is now available to download and evaluate!

System Center 2012 with SP1 is now available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers. “What’s new with Service Pack 1, Kevin?” I’m so glad you asked.  Check out the “What’s New in System Center 2012 SP1” page for all the details.  But in a nutshell, SP1 adds capabilities to fully manage the new functionality that is… Read more

“Reimagining Windows” Episode 4 – Windows 8: New Possibilities in Mobile Productivity

Today’s show will try to help provide insight into the importance of a well-managed mobile platform as well as describe some of the capabilities found within Windows 8, such as DirectAccess, Mobile Broadband, BrancheCache and Windows to Gothat can help empower your business and workforce. Download the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation today and test your applications,… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – (Part 4) Private Cloud IaaS

In Part 4 of our Private Cloud basics series, I spoke with Tom Shinder, Yuri Diogenes about Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and how this component factors into your Private Cloud planning.  Tune in as we chat about the differences between this and Software as a Service and Platform as a Service, what security considerations… Read more

“Reimagining Windows” Episode 3–Window 8: The No-Compromise Business Device

As the general public is just now getting to experience Windows 8, many businesses are wondering if this operating system is really worth replacing Windows 7 with. In today’s episode I chat with Sr. Product Manager on the Windows Commercial Team, Stephen Rose, in hopes of helping to answer that question as well as dispel… Read more

Get the FREE e-Book on Windows 8 for IT Pros

It has been mentioned in other places, but I thought it would be worthwhile to remind all of you IT Pros out there that there is a free e-Book available just for you – to introduce you to Windows 8 and what it means for you and the people and businesses you support. Here are… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators– My interview with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes (Part 3)

Continuing our Private Cloud basics series, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes are back.  And in today’s episode they focus on how you can get started in planning a private cloud environment. Tune in as they lay out some best practices you may want to consider. After watching this video, follow these next steps: Step #1… Read more

Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge–Exam 70-410–Deploy and configure DNS service

As some of you may be aware, our team is in the process of documenting and referencing preparation materials for the certification exam 70-410: “Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012”.   In this article, my goal is to point you to learning resources around deploying and configuring DNS which falls under the “Deploy and Configure Core… Read more

TechNet Radio “Reimagining Windows” Series Part 2 – Windows 8: Designed for Business

Windows 8 is ready for business – delivering the power and familiarity you want, along with new ways for people to interact with line of business apps, and support for more mobile devices. In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing Sr. Marketing Manager for the Windows Commercial Team, Hye Jun.  We discussed how… Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators– My interview with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes (Part 2)

Recently I had the pleasure of once again speaking with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes for part two of our five part series on the Private Cloud.  In part two we consider the topic of security, and what the aspects of security are that need to be considered in the context of a Private Cloud. … Read more

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators– My interview with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes (Part 1)

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of speaking with Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes as a first in our five part series on the Private Cloud.  In part one we discuss basic private cloud principles and what it means for business, as well as how organizations can begin to understand and accept… Read more