ANNOUCEMENT: SCU is now available on Channel 9!

I am excited to announce the partnership between SCU and Channel 9, allowing for all SCU content and the live SCU US event feed available via Channel 9. SCU 2015 US will take place 2/4/15 in Dallas, TX. This year’s event includes two live tracks, one of which will be featured on Channel 9 live,…

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TechNet Radio: Sneak Peak 1 MVA Live Event - Modernizing Your Data Center

Jennelle Crothers and myself give you a sneak peak into what we are going to be discussing on our upcoming Microsoft Virtual Academy event – “Modernizing Your Data Center” on Tuesday, October 28th. Tune in for part 1 of this MVA Live Event teaser and be sure to register for this FREE, live online training…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 6) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Introduction to Migrating Server Workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure

In part 6 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”  series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson discuss how to get started migrating server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for this great session on server migration from on-premises, to the cloud or a combination of both and learn which…

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Microsoft Virtual Academy New Course: VMware to Hyper-V Migration

Are you interested in the benefits of Microsoft virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, and how they compare to VMware virtualization with vCenter 5.5? Watch Microsoft's Matt McSpirit, as he provides an overview of several solutions that can convert VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V (or Microsoft Azure) virtual machines. Review…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning Hybrid Cloud Virtualization

In part 4 of our “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud”  series, Blain Barton and Keith Mayer tackle the topic of virtualization in a Hybrid Cloud environment.  Tune in as they discuss how virtualization is no longer constrained to the physical capacity of an on-premise environment and then showcase some tools and techniques that are…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 3) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning Hybrid Cloud Networking

Kevin Remde and Keith Mayer continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” and in today’s episode they discuss various options for networking. Tune in as they go in depth on what options are available for hybrid cloud networking as they explore network connectivity and address concerns about speed, reliability and security.  …

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Hyper-V over SMB (Part 8)

In today’s post in the modernizing your infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, I am going to talk about Hyper-V over SMB, which we introduced in Windows Server 2012.  It is also important to note that you can use storage spaces to house your SMB share that Hyper-V will leveraged.  In Part 7 I talked about…

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Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2 (Part 7)

In this part of the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud, we are focusing on of the great solutions we introduced with Windows Server 2012 and improved in Window Server 2012 R2, Storage Spaces.  Storage Spaces Overview: In Windows Server 2012 Storage became a first class citizen, from storage deduplication to SMB 3.0 Windows became…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Why NOW is a good time to plan for Modernizing Your Infrastructure

In this episode Keith Mayer  and myself kick off a special 6 part series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” Tune in for Part 1 where they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure.   [1:18] Why should I start planning now?  [2:41] Why…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Putting MDT and WDS Together (Part 6)

In this part we put all the parts together, to have your first deployment environment ready to go.  By bringing together the images you create in the MDT and making them a part of the WDS environment.  Resources: Windows Server 2012 R2: https://aka.ms/getwindowsserver2012R2 Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit (MDT) 2013: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40796  Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit…

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