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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Power to the People

If you read this blog, you know about the TechNet Wiki I helped start a while ago. The wiki represents many kinds of awesome. The best of which is the people who care enough about technology, and the wiki, to contribute content. The wiki has been nominated for an internal Microsoft Engineering Excellence Award. More…

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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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Script Explorer RC

Folks, Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell RC has released. Script Explorer helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to guidance in online repositories such as the TechNet Script Center Repository, PoshCode, local or network file systems and Bing Search Repository. With RC you get: Community and Microsoft resources integrated in search to help you unlock…

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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…

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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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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:…

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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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