Lab Ops Part 12 – MDT 2013 for VDI

The core of any VDI  deployment is the Virtual Desktop Template (VDT) which is the blueprint from which all the virtual desktop VMs are created.  It occurred to me that there must be a way to create and maintain this using the deployment tools used to create real desktops rather than the way I hack…

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Lab Ops Part 13 – MDT 2013 for VDI

The core of any VDI  deployment is the Virtual Desktop Template (VDT) which is the blueprint from which all the virtual desktop VMs are created.  It occurred to me that there must be a way to create and maintain this using the deployment tools used to create real desktops rather than the way I hack…

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Licensing Logic: What is SCE and how does it work?

Welcome to the second article from our ‘Licensing Logic’ series. A series of exclusive articles brought to you from the Microsoft Licensing team, specifically for our TechNet audience. This ones all around SCE, but what is that I hear you ask? SCE (pronounced ski) stands for Server and Cloud Enrolment. SCE is a new kid…

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MVA Hero T-Shirt Terms and Conditions

The MVA Hero t-shirt offer is available to any person resident in the United Kingdom who is eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry & who have signed up to the MVA Hero Campaign.  Employees of Microsoft or its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotion agencies are not eligible, nor are…

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Port, Pies and SharePoint Support

    By Geoff Evelyn, SharePoint MVP and owner of SharePointGeoff.com.   Merry Christmas Everyone! As the seasonal period quickly approaches, the discussions concerning what happens to supporting SharePoint over the holiday either approaches, or has been covered, or even assumed. The Christmas period is of course where your SharePoint sponsors are more likely to…

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Lab-Ops part 12 – A crude but effective Domain Controller

I realised I need to recreate a Domain Controller in my labs and in so doing I noticed a snag in my earlier scripts that really breaks when I use the same snippet for a new DC.  I have this test to see if a VM is ready to be used.. do {Start-sleep –seconds 10}…

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The Twelve Days of Geekmas – A Present from the TechNet Team.

Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the last day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. A Present from the TechNet Team! We’ve reached the end of this seasons big TechNet Geekmas giveaway, across twelve tech-twist days we will have rewarded 78 winners with a grand total of 201 prizes….

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Five Gadgets to ask Santa for

What are the best gadgets to get for Christmas? An Xbox One, a Dell Venue 8 Pro, a Spider II, Lotus F1 Team USB Charger and a something to keep the coffee warm. Of course the real test is, are they any good for the IT Guy? Over the Christmas period it’s hard to get…

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Competition: Twelve Days of Geekmas – Two Beta Tests

Please Note: This competition is now closed, winners below. On the second day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Two Beta Tests! Welcome to the second day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition, today’s challenge should be second nature to any devs, so good luck! As this week draw’s to a close,…

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Competition: The Twelve Days of Geekmas – Three VM's

Please note: this competition is now closed, winners below! On the Third day of Geekmas, my true love gave to me….. Three VMs! Welcome to the third day of our ‘Twelve Days of Geekmas’ competition. With only three full days left the Geekmas competition is hotting up, we’ve got some great prizes left to give…

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