Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: Minimal vs Core install (and what is this Nano thing?)

Todd Sweetser Everyone is familiar with the traditional install of Windows Server 2012r2.  Many are not familiar with some of the other options at install time that can assist with limited hardware resources or requirements around security, limiting the amount of overall exposure from outside. How can this be accomplished?  By using other Windows Server…

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PTS Offer: Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery webcast

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Here is a new offer from the Partner Technical Services team to assist with education around Azure Site Recovery – the Solution Accelerator: Business Continuity with Azure Site Recovery Webcast.  Details as follows: The Partner Technical Services team is excited to share a new initiative focused on helping you enhance…


Have you used your Partner Advisory Hours to get up to speed on Azure?

Michael KophsPartner Technology Strategist Cloud Partners, Did you know that with your Microsoft partnership comes Partner Advisory Hours benefits that can assist you with building out your Azure practice?  Just call 800-MPNSOLVE, give them your Partner ID and you will be directed to a subject matter expert that will provide technical guidance on your area…


LABs on Azure, a great Partner training resource

Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Came across this Azure training resource that has been made available to our partner community.  It is called Labs on Azure.  Here are some details and how you can utilize from link above! What is it? Partners are always in need of development, test, and demo systems that can be…


Microsoft Ahead of the Game Technical Series Roadshow Coming to a City near you!

  Todd Sweetser Microsoft technical training is coming to a city near you. Register now to join us for the Ahead of the Game Technical Series event … space is limited. The Ahead of the Game Technical Series is a 2 day hands-on training event for Microsoft value-added reseller (VAR) partners with or without existing…


TechNet Virtual Labs – Windows Azure and More

B  V  A I was recently looking for additional readiness information for Windows Azure to contribute to the multi-part series we are putting together for our partners via this blog, I remembered the TechNet Labs, although many of us have had mixed experiences in the past, as I revisited the site, I realized that a…

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SMB Samurai Server 2012 Part 8–VDI Q&A

B  V  A As a follow up to our final SMB Samurai Server 2012 webcast, I wanted to post the Q&A log as we had Adam Carter from Microsoft helping out with Q&A for this Virtual Desktop Infrastructure – VDI Configuration session. Question: VDI is strictly related to a brokered connection to a virtual desktop…

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Announcing Windows Server 2012 Samurai Webcast Series

B  V  A With the success of the SMB Ranger event in Redmond, and strong feedback from our partners thirsting for MORE technical information on Windows Server 2012, we are happy to announce the SMB Samurai Server Webcast Series.  The series will be an 8 part series diving into several key solutions within Windows Server…

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How to setup Hyper-V on a Windows Server 2012 Server

Rob Waggoner With Windows Server 2012, we now have two editions of Windows Server 2012 that include Hyper-V, Standard and Datacenter Edition.  Starting with Windows Server 2012, we are no longer offering an Enterprise version of Windows Server, we’ve included all of the capabilities of Windows Server in the Standard Edition version.  The only difference…

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Hurricane Sandy and Hyper-V Replica

Rob Waggoner When we built Hyper-V Replica for Windows Server 2012, our goal was to provide a low cost and easy to use Disaster Recovery (DR) solution for our customers.  We’ve had a number of customers and partners setup Hyper-V Replica as a DR solution and now we hearing some of the post Hurricane Sandy…

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Windows Server 2012–Licensing and Software Assurance Grants

B  V  A I recently saw some interesting information out on the web on Windows Server 2012 and wanted to make sure everybody understands our licensing changes.  We are NOT moving to core licensing with Windows Server 2012! You can stack additional licenses on top of each other to add virtual licenses to Standard Edition….

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Get a Free eBook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 (PDF)

Rob Waggoner   I ran across this today and wanted to share.  We have a free eBook for Windows Server 2012 based on the Beta of Windows Server 2012.  This was written by our own Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server Team.  You can download the book here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9811411       I really like…

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