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Deploying and Managing Windows 10 – My Interview with Brad Anderson

Deploying and Managing Windows 10. It seems like a pretty straightforward and important topic, don’t you think?   I welcome back Brad Anderson to the show as we discuss how businesses and IT organizations can take advantage of the free training resources, in-depth guidance, deployment and management tools that are available starting August 18th  @ http://aka.ms/DeployWin10…. Read more

Find an Azure VM image using the Azure CLI or PowerShell

Recently my team has been fortunate enough to be able to contribute to and augment the online Microsoft Azure documentation through the creation of video demonstrations.  My first two contributions can be found on this page: Navigating and Selecting Azure Virtual Machine images with PowerShell and the Azure CLI Of course, I need to brag… Read more

Webcast: Microsoft Virtualization – Important Things You Didn’t Know

Today (just a few minutes ago, in fact) I had the honor of presenting a webcast entitled “Microsoft Virtualization – Important Things You Didn’t Know” on BrightTALK.  The recording is now available, and viewable here: (click to go to the recording) Let me know if you have any questions…… Read more

Kevin’s “Being What’s Next in I.T.” Event Resources

As usual, here is the online version of the event resources I’ll be handing out to my central U.S. IT Camp Event attendees for the next several months.  It is likely that this online version is even better, because A) it contains even more than what I could fit onto one page, B) items may… Read more

System Center 2012 Unified Installer: The Screencasts

Happy Friday! I thought I’d just take this opportunity to again share my three-part screencast series with you; this time all in one place.  The topic: System Center 2012 Unified Installer The goal: Help you prepare for and use the Unified Installer to build your lab for testing and trying the System Center 2012 components… Read more

Screencast: System Center 2012 Unified Installer (Part 3 of 3)

Whoo boy!  Finally!  Part 3 of 3!  The story so far… In Part 1 we showed you how to download all that you need, and put it in its proper place. In Part 2 we setup and pre-configured the destination servers properly. And today in our final chapter, we actually run the Unified Installer.  Oh… Read more

Screencast: System Center 2012 Unified Installer (Part 2 of 3)

Continuing on where we left off from our part 1 screencast yesterday, when we discussed the downloads and the prerequisites and what you needed in place for the installation; today in part 2 we discuss how to configure your servers. “Is it really all that complicated, Kevin?” Actually, yes.  If you read the User Guide,… Read more

Screencast: System Center 2012 Unified Installer (Part 1 of 3)

Like many of you, I’ve been playing with the Release Candidate of System Center 2012.  And also like many of you, I have heard that there is something called the “Unified Installer”, that supposedly will allow a person to install many – or even all – of the components of System Center 2012 on to… Read more

Cloud on Your Terms Part 23 of 30: Windows Azure for the IT Professional

You might recall that in April 2011 I introduced you (or perhaps re-introduced you) to Windows Azure in part 6 of my “Cloudy April” blog series.  Windows Azure, in case you’ve forgotten (or have been living under a rock) is Microsoft’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering – allowing you to build applications and run… Read more

Cloud on Your Terms Part 22 of 30: My Private Private Cloud

Back in Part 10 of our “Cloud on Your Terms” series, I discussed the goals of building my own test environment – which I refer to as my “Private Private Cloud”.  It was the first in a series of screencasts and blog posts showing the process of building your own test environment using spare hardware,… Read more