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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On Proprioception - Dude, did you just flick?

Say what now? There is a new way of interacting with computers, and I have to RTFM? Well, not really. I know that you IT Pros already know all this, but, since you are the TechSupport/IT Department for friends/family neighbors who might be unfamiliar with touch computing as implemented in Windows 8, this tutorial will help…

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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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Brain Rules for Meetings (and UIs)

In Brain Rules for Meetings John Medina tells us: “you’ve got 30 seconds before they start asking the question, “Am I going to pay attention to you or not?”” This advice holds true for new UIs as well. If you have installed the Windows Server “8” Beta, and you come upon the new Metro UI…

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Test Driving Windows 8 Server

Bill Laing’s blog post today announces Windows Server 8 Beta availability. Some other tidbits to add to your IT Pro reading list include: Download Windows Server “8” Beta https://aka.ms/wdjd5y Win8 Keyboard Shortcuts https://aka.ms/hlagp4 Free-as-in-beer version of Hyper-V Server 8 Beta https://aka.ms/nei5z0 Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Consumer Preview https://aka.ms/fqmjcp Metro Survival Guide for IT Pros…

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Impatient IT Pros Guide to the New Stuff in Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

Ned Pyle has a comprehensive blog post that guides you through the important new stuff revealed at BUILD for IT Pros in Windows Server 8. Go read his blog post Windows 8 for the IT Pro: The New Plumbing. If, like me, you want to start your reading with the Hyper-V stuff, here is the…

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