Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2: The Essentials Experience Role Step-By-Step

In Windows Server 2012 we introduced a new version called Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition.  The Essentials server is very flexible and easy-to-use.  This was a server solution that was primarily designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.  This provided a great first server for many customers, as…

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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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Leading Your Customers to Modern IT with Windows Server 2012 R2

Welcome!  To close out the fantastic year of 2015, we are going to be doing a quick blog series on Windows Server 2012 R2.  The primary goal is to help you lead your customers to Modern IT with the powerful functionality built-in to Windows Server 2012 R2.  Not only can this provide a key component…

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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…

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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…

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Offering RDS solutions on Microsoft Azure

Tim Tetrick With all the interest and excitement around Microsoft Azure recently, my colleagues and I have been fielding lots of questions from partners about the ability to host RDS (Remote Desktop Services) within Azure as a solution for customers. This is indeed a supported solution on Azure and provides a great opportunity for partners…

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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…

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Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012

Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones.  Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up.  There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more.  This eBook is a great place to start to receive…

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Can I filter my DHCP address assignment based on MAC addresses?

Rob Waggoner I received the following question today: Can I configure DHCP to give out a specific IP range for my iPhone and iPad users?  I don’t want them in the same IP range as my normal computers? Answer:  Yes!  Check out the following TechNet article.  It provides the step-by-step details on how to configure…

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RDS Licensing Server in a Mixed Windows Server Version Environment

Q: (from Beth) I have a customer who has a 2008 R2 server as his DC and licensing server. He has a 2012 RDS Server as a member server. He obviously needs 2012 CALs, but he wants to make sure that the 2008 licensing server will read and distribute those 2012 CALs properly. A: A…

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Part 4. Creating a Virtual Machine on Windows Server 2012

Rob Waggoner I built the video How to Setup a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 2008 a few years ago.  It has served us well, but I decided now was the time to update the video for Windows Server 2012 R2.  Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 add some new capabilities for your…

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Watch the Samurai Server Web Series for a chance to win a Surface Pro!

  This is the final week to watch the Samurai Server web series for a chance to win a Surface Pro!     Experience the availability, flexibility, and efficiency of Windows Server 2012 today. Watch the Samurai Server Web Series for a chance to win a Surface Pro! * WATCH NOW Master your Windows Server…

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IAMCP Sponsored Windows Server 2012 technical training

Rob Waggoner   IAMCP is sponsoring this online evening technical training so it doesn’t conflict with your billable hours.    More detail, and the registration link can be found here: http://iamcp.site-ym.com/events/event_details.asp?id=318783&group   Until next time,   Rob Technorati Tags: Windows Server 2012 online training,Windows Server 2012 technical training

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Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)

Q: (from Lee) If I set up DFS-R and it is scheduled vs all the time, what will happen in the following scenario: Joe makes a change to files.txt at 9am. and saves changes Sandy makes a change to files.txt at 11am and saves changes Vince makes a change to files.txt at 1pm and saves…

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Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner has been Released!

Rob Waggoner As you know, I think Hyper-V Replica is one of the KILLER features in Windows Server 2012.  As I talk about it and demonstrate it, I always get the question: How can I understand the impact Hyper-V Replica will have on my infrastructure?  Now you can!  We recently released the Hyper-V Replica Capacity…

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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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Windows Server 2012 Samurai Series – Storage Webcast Follow-up

Woody Walton I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to present the sixth webcast in the Windows Server Samurai Webcast Series for Partners on the topic of storage last week.   If you missed the webcast, it can viewed online here.   I had a few questions in the question manager I was unable to…

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Windows Server 2012 Readiness

Rob Waggoner I wanted to make sure you knew about the Windows Server 2012 sales and technical courses we have available!  There are dozens of courses in the Windows Server 2012 Learning Track that will make every role more knowledgeable about product features and selling techniques.  This is also a perfect time for you to…

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