Win8/WS2012 Deployment Survival Guide

Here are some links for you to get started deploying Windows 8 and/or Windows Server 2012 compiled for you by a support lead colleague  Server Posterpedia (free app): http://www.serverposterpedia.com/ Deployment Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 8:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh506443.aspx How to Customize the Start Screen:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134269.aspx Removing Built-in Applications from Windows 8:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2012/10/26/removing-built-in-applications-from-windows-8.aspx Windows 8…

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Server Posterpedia V2 Free-as-in-Beer in the Store

Over on the Windows Server Blog, a blog of blogs, Microsoft Community Lead Kevin Beares introduces Server Posterpedia V2. Now with extra goodness, still free-as-in-beer, no charge, gratis. You can watch a short video demo on YT: https://aka.ms/sposterpediavid Server Posterpedia is a Windows Store app designed for Windows 8 and Windows RT that brings graphical content together…

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Free-as-in-beer Microsoft Poster App

Many of you saw this app at TechEd NA and TechEd Europe and asked “When can I get it?” It’s heeeere: http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/server-posterpedia/f988071c-66dc-4281-8028-637ac0f09061 Free-as-in-beer. This YT vid shows how it works https://youtu.be/o5tWAPWJ720. Seeing it in action explains all. You want to see it in action. Download it from the store now. Did I mention it was…

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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  

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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 

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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…

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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…

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