MS10-002 : IE | Critical – Partner Briefing

I will be hosting a webcast on Monday, January 25th to discuss the Critical patch for Internet Explorer that was announced on January 21st.  We will discuss the details around this vulnerability within the various versions of Internet Explorer and the steps you need to take within your organization as well as at your customer’s…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference Book…. Get it while its HOT!!

Congratulations is in order!  Matt Hester, Chris Henley, and Harold Wong from the Microsoft TechNet team have put a lot of blood, sweat, and time into the creation of one of the best IT Pro books on the market.   While I haven’t had the privilege to read all of it just yet, I’m looking forward…

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Part 6 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Placing Virtual Machines into a Hyper-V Cluster This screencast discusses the do’s and don’ts of adding virtual machines to a Hyper-V cluster.  Just because you create a virtual machine on a host machine that is also part of a Hyper-V cluster does not mean that the virtual machine will be highly available.  You need to…

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Part 5 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Cluster I spent some time in one of our Microsoft Technology Centers and was able to setup a Hyper-V cluster on some pretty impressive hardware.  I had access to a Domain Controller and three servers that were running Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.  They are as follows: 3…

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Part 4 - How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008

I was talking to one of my partners that has spent a lot of time with VMware and I was showing him some of the capabilities Hyper-V had to offer.  When I showed him how easy it was to setup a virtual machine in Hyper-V and he was impressed.  He told me that setting up…

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Part 3 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Setting up a Virtual Machine Network I’ve already created one screencast to talk about setting up a Virtual Machine on Hyper-V here, so I’m going to spend this session on Hyper-V networking.  There have been a lot of questions around the networking in Hyper-V and I’m going to talk time to walk through the Internal…

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Part 2 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Installing the Hyper-V Role This is part 2 of our discussion on setting up the Hyper-V role on your Server 2008 server.  Keep in mind that Hyper-V shipped after after Server 2008 RTM’d, so you need to install the Hyper-V RTM update.  I recommend you let Windows Update bring your server up to date on…

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Part 1 - So you want to get started with Hyper-V? Start here!

Configuring the BIOS for Hyper-V How many times have you said “I’d love to learn how to use Hyper-V, but where do I start?”  Start here!  I’ve started a series on Hyper-V that begins with how to configure your server, and then moves step by step all the way through how you can setup a…

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