20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Training Week 17: Part 1

Okay so I messed up a small bit, I do not know how to count out 18 weeks from the marathon date and I think I started my training a bit early.  So this week I do not have a big plan, and I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!  This…

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Register Now: System Center Universe 2013

For the second year, Catapult Systems is thrilled to announce the return of System Center Universe 2013…this year with more galaxies!  Last year’s event focused on the System Center 2012 release.  This year’s event will offer usage based scenarios and presentations covering System Center 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service, and…

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Free US IT Pro Blog reader for Windows Phone

One of my good friends Brian Lewis and teammates has written his first Windows Phone App.  The app will allow you to quickly catch up on all the IT Pro Blog articles., even my own.  Check it out here: http://mythoughtsonit.com/2012/12/free-us-it-pro-blog-reader-for-windows-phone/

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Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Challenge

The Windows Server 2012 “Early Experts” Challenge provides a FREE online study group with certification exam preparation materials for quickly learning about the latest version of Windows Server! The Challenge involves a series of Knowledge Quests – starting with the Apprentice Quest below – and each Quest ends with a special completion certificate for you…

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20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Training Week 16: Start your Taper

Wow a great 20 miles last weekend, and felt strong.  Only had one small hiccup, I thought the water fountains on my route were year around.  As it turns out they are not and even though I was out of water and Gatorade, I was able to get back to my car around mile 18. …

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Rock, Paper, Azure Challenge!

I’m excited to announce the re-launch of the Rock, Paper, Azure challenge!  I thought this would be fun for everyone to give it a try!  I may have to see if I can write one using PowerShell. For the next 6 weeks you can compete in an online game based on rock, paper, scissors, with…

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20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Training Week 15: All about Finishing Strong

So here is the last official “long” week of the training and then the distances start to taper.  Really looking forward to the 20 this weekend and running with my friends.  I also already have the confidence I will make the run successful.    Just a matter of going out and proving it and finishing strong. …

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Get-PowerShell_Script_Explorer -NOW

I just learned about a new tool currently in development now call the Microsoft® Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell®.  Currently the tool is in Release Candidate, and it will help you find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file…

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Comparison of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Versus vSphere 5.1- Detail

I know in October I had this post in my series that talked about why you should choose Hyper-V over VMware: 31 Days of Our Favorite Things: No Better Time than Now to Choose Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 over VMware (Part 31 of 31)  Well one of our fellow IT Pro’s Aidan Finn posted…

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