Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 1 of 5)

This 5-part blog post series details the concepts, processes, and operations of Windows Server 2012 R2 installations options and the underlying technology, Features on Demand, as the following: Introduction (This article) Using DISM Command Line Using Server Manager PowerShell Cmdlets  Switching Server Installation Options Minimizing Server Footprint    A quick review of these capabilities in Windows…

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Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert in Your Organization Now

For enterprise IT, private cloud is becoming the next big thing to build upon virtualization. Just review any technical media and you will find private cloud is mentioned and discussed over and over again. While many may argue that highly virtualized computing is a private cloud, there are fundamentally different. One key idea of private…

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11 Evangelists, 20 Opportunities to Get Started, Learn, and Master Windows Migration and Deployment

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. In February, our team of 11 Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists presented 20 opportunities…

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Hyper-V Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Operations Explained

Build your test lab with Boot-to-VHD. Here are the steps. Deploy a VM to cloud and build your lab in Windows Azure with 90-day free trial. Here’s how. Preping for Microsoft certifications? Join our Windows Server 2012 "Early Experts" Study Group. VHD is a file format employed in Microsoft virtualization solution. Essentially it operates and…

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12 Routines of Windows Server 2012 Using a Non-Touch Device (3 of 3)

This is the last article of my 3-part blog post series for facilitating experienced Windows system administrators to get productive on Windows Server 2012 with a keyboard and a mouse as the input device. Part 1 and Part 2 are focusing on basic user operations with the new Metro UI. To conclude the series, here…

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12 Routines of Windows Server 2012 Using a Non-Touch Device (1 of 3)

This 3-part article details the 12 routines that I consider a Windows Server 2008 user ought to know first to accelerate the learning and adoption of Windows Server 2012 without the need of a touch device. For those IT professionals who are working towards becoming private cloud experts, it is imperative to master Windows Server…

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TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn about Microsoft’s virtualization solution, Hyper-V, the first step on your path to mastering Private Cloud. You’ll embark on an interactive journey as you learn the foundation of cloud services, Hyper-V, through architecture, networking, virtual…

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TechNet Video: Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert Now

This webcast builds on your understanding of Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager. We do an architectural review and highlight the requirements, steps, and operations to construct a private cloud from a service standpoint, including constructing fabric and deploying a private cloud with a service template. By attending this webcast, you will get all…

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Deploying StockTrader Application as Service to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine (VMM) 2012 (3/5): Service Template Designer

This 5-part series listed as below highlights the steps to deploy StockTrader as a service to a private cloud using the service template. After successfully importing the StockTrader service template in VMM 2012 in Part 2, we can then customize the service template, as preferred, using Service Template Designer. Which is the scenario here. Part…

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Deploying StockTrader Application as Service to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine (VMM) 2012 (1/5): Scenario and Lab Environment

To accelerate the learning of private cloud, a direct and effective way is to walk through the process of deploy one. And that is what this blog post and screencast series will deliver by detailing the essential operations and steps to deploy and manage a service deployed to a private cloud in SCVMM 2012 including:…

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