Sharing resources as promised..

Many of you have asked for the resources/decks for reference. Here we go — 🙂 🙂 My decks available on skydrive – Other useful pointers –   Happy Learning !!  Look forward for your feedbacks ,if any. – Pracheta  


Microsoft India Techdays are here !!

The next up is in Chennai, so if you are nearby please join us. We can catch up for discussion. You can register at – If you are in other parts of India, check out upcoming events at – See you at some event !!  


Why to consider System Center Operations Manager 2012

  Operations Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012, is software that helps you monitor services, devices, and operations for many computers from a single console. I’ll try to explain basic concepts about Operations Manager for the administrator who manages the Operations Manager infrastructure and the operator who monitors and supports the computers in your…


Windows 8 – shortcut keys

With the GA of Windows 8 just happened a few days ago, I started to put together an article of tips and tricks. Putting up the shortcut keys is definitely on my list. So here we go — Moving between Metro and Desktop <Windows>       Brings up the Metro start screen. You can start typing to search…


Windows to go – All about it

  What is “Windows to go” ? Windows to go ( WTG ) is a capability to reimagine possibilities in your enterprise when it comes to addressing BYOD scenarios. Note – This is an enterprise feature hence will require Windows® 8 Enterprise client to build such scenarios, not applicable for other editions. WTG is an enterprise feature…


Windows 8 is here – few must know enterprise features

The wait is over & Windows 8 is not available for everyone !!!! This release is an innovation in many ways hence if I start talking about what’s new – the list would be very long. I am sure you’ll love to explore it on your own when it comes down to working with the…


Windows Server Virtual Labs

  If you don’t have the right hardware or time to set & to test out all scenarios, Virtual labs are available for you to explore new Windows Server 2012 with so less effort.   The scenarios covered are –   Virtual labs Active Directory Deployment and Management EnhancementsIn this lab, you will learn how to…


Hyper-V Replica : scenarios

  I am sure some of you might have heard about this amazing capability that is available with Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V Replica.   For those of you who have been working in virtualized environment for a while & are well verse with building Highly Available systems, Hyper-V Replica would be like a easy breeze. Not…


SMB 3.0 : All about it – Part I

Thought of writing a blog about SMB 3.0 and somehow it hit me to first talk about SMB from the very scratch and then move to SMB 3.0.    What is SMB ? Wikipedia definitions says – Server Message Block (SMB), also known as Common Internet File System (CIFS) operates as an application-layer network protocol mainly…


Updated Links on Windows Server 2012 File Server and SMB 3.0

In this post, I’m providing a reference to the most relevant content related to Windows Server 2012 that is related to the File Server, the SMB 3.0 features and its associated scenarios like Hyper-V over SMB and SQL Server over SMB. It’s obviously not a complete reference (there are new blog posts every day), but hopefully…