Windows Server 2003 End of Support is Coming Soon

Commissioned by Imageframe; the Specialists in Microsoft Training.    Introduction July 14th is the day when the lights go out for Windows Server 2003 (and Windows Server 2003 R2). In less than 114 days’ time from now, Server 2003 will no longer attract bug fixes or patches. Windows Server 2003 was released to manufacturing in April…


The Top 5 Training Videos of 2014 for IT Pros

Ed Jones works for Firebrand Training, a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner. He has worked in the IT training and certification industry for the past 3 years. He is a tech enthusiast with experience working with SharePoint, Windows Server and Windows desktop. The New Year period is a time for reflection. An opportunity to evaluate all…


Windows Server 2003 Decoded

Over the last few months I have done quite a few sessions on Windows Server 2003 and this has invariably ended in some interesting conversations which I thought I would write up now I have a few days in front of a desk. The objections to upgrading generally fall into three categories which I would…

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IPAM – Part 2

So, what IS new in IPAM in Windows Server 2012 R2? There is quite a long list here. One of the big additions is that IPAM now supports RBAC – Role Based Access Control, this now enables you to customise access and operations permissions for users and groups of users with granular control of IPAM…


Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group

This is the deck that I used for a resent presentation about Windows Server 2012 R2 features include Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Automation, Web and App Platform, VDI at the Virtual Machine User Group. The post Windows Server 2012 R2 at the UK Virtual Machine User Group appeared first on Devices, Services, Life: Simon…

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Better Together – The New Windows Server 2012 R2 Innovations – Download Now

There are quite a few products that make up the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Windows Server 2012 R2 is in preview right now and ready for your evaluation.  We also have a strong management platform that make up the System Center family of products. They are designed to have tight integration with the core being…

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A month of Lunchtimes

I am on the weird fasting diet thing of 600 cals twice a week and inevitably this means that lunch times can be hard as you can ending thinking about food if you don’t do something else instead.  So my plan for the quiet summer period is to use that time to sharpen my skills,…

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Time to Learn PowerShell?

      By Thomas Lee – Powershell MVP.     PowerShell is Microsoft’s task automation platform for IT Professionals. The product first surfaced from Microsoft in a seminal white paper by Jeffrey Snover: The Monad Manifesto. You can find this paper online here. It is a bit dated and with syntax that is now…


System Center 2012 R2 Available October 18th

In important news today, we are extremely excited that on October 18th, eligible customers will able to download Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and use the latest update to Windows Intune. This is the same day that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide. Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson…

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How to Integrate Your Billing System with the Usage Metering System

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Provider experiences in enabling the billing and chargeback of Tenant Resource Utilization and how it applies to Brad’s larger topic of…

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