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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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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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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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Working with Task Sequences (Part 5)

In this part we will take a look at how to build a task sequence, that will allow you to put together all the components necessary for your Windows 8.1 deployment. 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 (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Working with Deployment Shares (Part 4)

In this part, you will get to take a look at the basic building block in an MDT environment, the deployment share.  This will house all the files to help provision and build your desktop. 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 (WADK) for…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Installing the Tools (Part 3)

In this part of the series we will take a look at how to install the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK).   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 (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My peers in…

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Windows 8.1 Deployment In Action: Deployment Pre-Requisites (Part 2)

In this part I talk about some of the under the hood requirements you need to have in place before you begin building your deployment environment.  Enjoy!   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 (WADK) for Windows 8.1: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39982  My peers in Canada did an…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – How Does Microsoft Azure and the Cloud align with DevOps?

In this episode Keith Mayer and myself continue the “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio.  In this episodes we discuss how Microsoft Azure and cloud computing can be leveraged to help accelerate the transition to DevOps in an organization.    [1:37] What is DevOps and why is it important? [9:53] What is…

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