Cloud is to Datacenter as HAL is to PC

Something really big for the IT Pro just happened. Jeffrey Snover introduces it this way “Many years ago, Microsoft joined with other companies to define the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), a set of standards to abstract the devices on a PC (and later, a server) for the OS. The HAL is the unsung hero of…


The CIO Has Spoken – Enterprise: Get-Social

If you are in IT, and you haven’t yet defined exactly what “social” means in your IT environment, best of luck to you catching up. See what they had to say at the CIO Summit: https://aka.ms/CIOSOC  


The IT Pro Customer Has Spoken

The information on the TechNet wiki is written by IT Pro/Devs for IT Pro/Devs. Why is this important? In the words of a satisfied user: “Over 70% of the articles in TNWiki are real-world scenarios. That’s exactly what I need in my job.” read the complete interview at Interview with a Wiki Ninja – Patris:…


New Server/Cloud Blog of Blogs

check out the new blog of blogs for Microsoft Server and Tools http://blogs.technet.com/b/serverandtools/  


Azure Security Guidance

“The good news is that all of the security development practices, principles, and techniques you already know still apply when developing cloud applications.”For the drill down, read this newly-published Windows Azure Security Guidance.


Another Free-as-in-beer App You Should Install Today

Use your phone camera to translate printed text, voice recognition to translate spoken text, or the keyboard to enter text that you want to translate.Use your phone’s camera to make translating signs, menus, newspapers, or any printed text a snap. Just aim the camera at the text and see the translation in seconds. Download languages and…


Server News – Free-as-in-beer App You Should Install Today

Wouldn’t it be great if there was an App that you could run on your Win8CP or Windows Phone 7 that “pushed” you important Windows Server news? Do you read blogs like Ben Armstrong, Virtualization Team, Mark Russinovich? Well colleagues Martin McClean (Poster Guy) and Brian Lich (Awesome Guy) have made an app for you. Server…


I.O.U. (1K-6) Words

Free-as-in-beer Hyper-V Poster   https://aka.ms/HVPstr Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v Component Architecture with Service Pack 1 Hyper-v Component Architecture Windows Server 2008 R2 component posters  Windows Server 2008 Component Posters 


IT Pro Secret Weapon

Increasingly, you don’t need a GUI to get your IT Pro job done. Everything you can do in the GUI, you can do in PowerShell. This is even more true in Windows Server “8” Beta. Not just because there are >2300 cmdlets. Now, you don’t even need mstsc.exe (Remote Desktop Connection) anymore. You can make…


Hyper-V Cmdlets in Windows Server 8 Demo Video

Hyper-V PM Eric Bahna recently recorded a video demo of the new Hyper-V Windows PowerShell cmdlets in Windows Server “8* Beta.  The complete demo is about 21 minutes long. Windows Server 8 Hyper-V PowerShell Demo Uncut [View:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_UwlE9YDTw] For convenience, I also made three shorter versions currently available on YouTube Windows Server 8 Hyper-V PowerShell Demo…