Week of November 11: Lots of Powershell, Azure for IT Pros, and learning resources for Windows Server 2012 R2

Greetings, all, We’re getting ready for MVP Summit here in Redmond next week, and looking forward to meeting with the MVPs who are able to attend. While preparing for their visit, however, the MVPs keep blogging. Keep learning about PowerShell with the links below. Not only are the PowerShell MVPs offering their usual set of…

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Week of September 16: Testing Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM, learning PowerShell, new KBs, and how to test remoting protocol performance

As you’ve heard, RTM of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are now available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. If you’re trying out Windows Server, the MVPs have you covered with tips on using PowerShell, optimizing Group Policy, advice for clustering, and even  tips on specing and building a lab based on a Hyper-V-based…

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Week of August 19: Let MVPs help you prepare for the Windows Server 2012 launch in October

Hi, all, It’s summer and many people are taking some time off (myself included) but some of the Windows Server MVPs are still blogging away. First, as summer draws to an end, it’s a good time to start planning for your next in-person events this fall. As noted by the MVPs, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 will launch October 18….


Week of June 19: New blog posts from WS/SC MVPs

Hi, all, This weekend, I’m off to TechEd Madrid (I’ll be in the Hyper-V booth Tuesday and Wednesday morning if you’d like to say hello). Before I go, here’s our regular roundup of new blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs, This week, those blogs include a new script for updating VHDs, technical guidance…


Week of June 10: Blog posts by WS/SC MVPs

Hi, all, Wow—what a spring! Between traveling for community events, on-campus events, and TechEd, it’s been a while since I posted this blog roundup. However, regardless of everything else going on I had to do this one with all the news from TechEd North America, as presented by our MVPs in Windows Server and System…


Keep up with new blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the MVP blogs this week. The blogs themselves are linked below, organized according to the blogger’s MVP expertise. (MVPs can have only one official expertise, but frequently have experience with more than one technology, so you’ll find MVPs blogging about a…


15GB/s + 5 Days = 6 Petabytes of Streamed Data - SMB3.0 Multi-Channel + RDMA Demo Wins Best of TechEd

In this blog post, we would like to highlight one piece of the work we have done with Independent Hardware Vendors and OEM Storage partners who are adopting the new SMB 3.0 protocol available in Windows Server 2012. Don Cottam is a program manager in the Windows Server Partner and Customer Ecosystem Team who worked…


Optimizing Windows Server 2012 storage management via PowerShell for both performance and resiliency

“Hi there!  I’d like to introduce Josh Adams, a Senior Program Manager in the Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC), a facility dedicated to validating Microsoft’s next wave of enterprise solutions.  Josh’s area of focus is Window Server 2012’s new Storage Management features.  This blog delves into the intricacies of optimizing Windows-managed storage via PowerShell for both…