Cloudy Thoughts Episodes 1-4 Posted Today

Yeah, I’m a clown. I posted the first 4 Cloudy Thoughts episodes today on my blog. You may have seen these start trickling in on Channel 9 videos. All in good fun. Enjoy!: Cloudy Thoughts Main Page

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PowerScripting Podcast Ep 248 – All Things Windows Azure IaaS

I recently had the pleasure of joining the PowerScripting Podcast episode 248 to discuss Windows Azure.  Great conversation and some nerdy fun bits as well!  Head on over and give it a listen! http://powershell.org/wp/2013/11/12/episode-248-powerscripting-podcast-tommy-patterson-from-microsoft-on-powershell-and-azure/

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Why Server 2012 R2? – Remote Desktop Sessions and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

This new BYOD world makes for an ever-expanding number of devices, operating systems, and applications as well as the constant expectation that we all should be able to  access vital information from anywhere anytime.  Work and play have blurred so closely together that it is difficult to discern the two anymore.  All that being said,…

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Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 5 – Step by Step – Enabling Hyper-V Replica

Now to the more exciting stuff! Hyper-V Replication enables virtual machines workloads on Windows Server 2012 to be consistently synchronized to a remote server in the event a site or hardware system should crash.   Tasks in this Lab Module   1) Enable Hyper-V Replication. 2) Configuring Hyper-V Replication. 3) Implement a planned failover. 4)…

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Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 4 – Step by Step – Hyper-V Over SMB

In Lab 1, you will join your Hyper-V Host to the Active Directory Domain that you created in an earlier lab so that you can then create a Virtual Machine on the Host using an SMB Share in a guest cluster. In Lab 2, you will learn how to run Hyper-V over SMB file shares….

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Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 3 – Step by Step – Continuously Available File Server

In this lab, you will see how the new, continuously available file server in Windows Server 2012 allows user sessions to move from one file server node to another without any downtime. In this lab you will create the entire cluster environment starting with the configuration of the iSCSI storage and then the creation of…

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New IT Pro Sweepstakes – Easy to Enter – Win a Surface Pro

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)  Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00 USD…

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Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 2 – Step by Step – Storage

In this lab we dive into the storage pooling and deduplication features of Hyper-V. This lab assumes that you have completed the prior installation and configuration lab found here: Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 1 – Step by Step – Including Dual Boot Instructions   Part  1 – Storage Spaces Part  2…

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Server 2012 R2 – Lab Guide – Part 1 – Step by Step – Including Dual Boot Instructions

Part 1 – Prepare Dual Boot Windows Server 2012 using Native Boot to VHDX Part 2 – Install & Configure Hyper-V Part 3 – Create the Active Directory Virtual Machine Part 4 – Create the Storage and Cluster Virtual Machines Part 5 – Checkpoints(No longer called snapshots!!!)   Objectives In this series of exercises, you…

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