Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…


Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

Coming to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer,  Kevin Remde and me) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN…


TechEd 2013 Favorites: Community the Hidden Gem at TechEd

This month Kevin, Keith, Brian and I are talking about some of the favorite things we saw at TechEd North America.  I also thought it would be great instead of just writing about it, I would interview the folks of some of the favorite things I saw.  In this first post I talk with Tiffany…


20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS): Quickly Provisioning Development / Test Environments with PowerShell

As a lot of you know I am extremely passionate about PowerShell.  Fundamentally the language has been growing leaps and bounds over the years.  PowerShell should become the scripting tool of choice for you and your infrastructure.  Being able to leverage this fantastic language will save you time.  In addition PowerShell provides the key automation…


20 Key Scenarios with Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (IaaS):

Here are all the parts of the Wndows Azure IaaS Series, please check as this post will be updated daily.  If you want to see a particular scenario let us know and email me at mhester@microsoft.com .  Also remember you can sign up for a FREE Windows Azure 90-Day Trial here:  Get Started TODAY with…


Slides for IT Boot Camp Events

To download a copy of a slide deck: Click on the bottom right of the PowerPoint to “View full-size presentation” In the new browser window go to the menu and click File –> Download a copy Session 1: System Center 2012 SP1 and Azure IaaS Overview Session 2: Upgrade To Windows Server 2012 Session 3:…


20 Days of 20 Ways – Get Started with Migrating and Deploying Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure VMs

As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! In February, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been worked together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Here is the team listed…


Microsoft IT Camp—A Hands on Experience–Sign Up Now!!!!

Here is the latest info on the Microsoft IT Camp series as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond. Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here’s your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter…


Migration Series Parts 1-3: Windows 8 Deployment and Migration

Good afternoon everyone!  As I announced last Friday we are delivering another series this month in February.  Well the first 3 posts are live and are listed below: Part 1 Upgrade and Migration: Requirements for a fresh install of Windows 8:  In this part Harold, takes a great look at all the requirements and different…