Migrate virtual machines from a VMware environment to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 using a free, simple, stand-alone tool

In case you haven’t seen this yet, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator (MVMC) is a free Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and disks. This stand-alone solution allows you to invoke the virtual machine conversion through the…

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IT Camps – Windows 8 & System Center 2012

We have recently announced our next wave of IT Camps in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, with the focus areas being on Windows 8 and System Center 2012 SP1. If you have not attended our IT Professional Camps before, these are  a free Level 300 in-person event, with the aim of teaching a deep technical…

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Windows Server 2012 Licensing – Part 2

This is a follow up on the licensing changes to Windows Server 2012. I mentioned we now have 4 versions of Windows Server 2012: Windows Server 2012 Foundation Windows Server 2012 Essentials Windows Server 2012 Standard Windows Server 2012 Datacenter, and we discussed the licensing changes affecting Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter, what about…

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Community Night – October 2012

The October community night will take place on the 9th of October at the Microsoft Campus in Bryanston. It will be a 15:30 for 16:00 start, to finish at 17:30. This months session will be a follow on from our August community night, where we started the discussion around the legalities of moving data to…

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Windows Server 2012 Licensing – Part 1

I thought I take some time and demystify some of the licensing changes as well as edition changes that happened with the recent release of Windows Server 2012. We made the licensing simpler.  We consolidated our offering to just four editions; Windows Server 2012 Foundation Windows Server 2012 Essentials Windows Server 2012 Standard Windows Server…

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