Enabling Hyper-V on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Hyper-V on the Windows client is a feature that we were all waiting for. By default this feature is not enabled, so you will need to do the following steps in order to activate Hyper-V on Windows 8 Client. Before you start make sure that your machines supports Hardware Server Virtualization and that it has…

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New Jump Start! Windows Server 2012! Who’s ready?

Microsoft Learning and the Windows Server Product Marketing team are excited to bring you a new two-day Jump Start covering Windows Server 2012! Of course, the entire IT industry is excited about this new release and we believe this Jump Start will show you why. On June 21-22, from 9:00am – 4:00pm PDT, join Microsoft…

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Windows Server 2012 Beta: How to configure WSUS Reporting

Installation of Windows Server 2012 Beta WSUS is a easy and straight forward task, which you can do via Server Manager or remotely by adding the required Role. After I installed WSUS it worked immediately without any issues, but when I tried to open one of the computer reports I got following message. So I…

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Microsoft Application Approval Workflow

AAW uses System Center 2012 – Orchestrator between Configuration Manager and Service Manager to sync Configuration Manager applications, leverage Service Manager workflows, and post the approval status back to Configuration Manager. We created wizards in Service Manager to configure custom service request template-matching criteria. User and application properties received in the approval request from Configuration…

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MVA Course: Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud

MVA Course: Enhancing Your Business and Career with the Private Cloud This track focuses on how the private cloud can help your business and your IT pro career. You will learn about cloud business drivers and business processes, be exposed to cloud computing at the business level, and learn how to extend that knowledge to…

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Create Hyper-V machines via Powershell

If you need to create and configure virtual machines on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/hh922967.aspx?prod=zWSz&tech=zvirtz&prog=zTNMz Configure Windows PowerShell This strategy assumes you’re working on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system that meets the requirements for the Hyper-V role. After following these steps, the system will…

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24 Hours in a Private Cloud — May 10, 2012

  Repost from Microsoft Learning Blog ! View article… In collaboration with IEEE Computer Society, the Cloud Security Alliance and Dell, Microsoft is hosting a 24 Hours in a Private Cloud virtual event that will start at 8:00AM GMT on May 10, 2012. The event was built by the community for the community. Microsoft is…

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Windows Server 2012 Beta Understand and Troubleshoot Guides

The Windows Server “8” Beta Understand and Troubleshoot Guides (UTG) help IT administrators and architects develop awareness of key technical concepts, functionality, and troubleshooting techniques. This understanding enables a successful early adoption experience during the product evaluation phase. Technical overview Server role or feature installation, configuration, management tasks Component architecture and interaction Methodology for troubleshooting…

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Windows Server 2012 Beta – Configure a test environment

Learn how to configure and demonstrate Windows Server “8” Beta features, technologies, and scenarios in a standardized and simplified test lab environment. The Windows Server “8” Beta Test Lab Guides (TLGs) are a set of documents that describe how to configure and demonstrate the new features and functionality in Windows Server “8” Beta in a…

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Overview of Microsoft Private Cloud

The following will help you get started and continue with each of the System Center 2012 solution.   App Controller http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/10/28/app-controller-enabling-application-self-service.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh546834.aspx   Configuration Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/configuration-manager-2012.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682041.aspx   Data Protection Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/data-protection-manager.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758173.aspx   Operations Manager http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/operations-manager.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh205987.aspx http://media.ch9.ms/teched/na/2011/ppt/SIM355.pptx http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/home   Orchestrator http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/opalis.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh237242.aspx http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/hh509042 http://media.ch9.ms/teched/na/2011/ppt/SIM207.pptx http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/showcase/details.aspx?uuid=e965776e-8052-4337-8913-b374f251ba58 http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/system-center/understanding-system-center-orchestrator-2012-141144 http://orchestrator.codeplex.com/ IP – http://systemcenter.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/applications/system-center-orchestrator-2012-release-candidate-integration-packs-12884928230   Service Manager…

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