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 (2 of 3)

This is part 2, a continuation of the 3-part series of getting productive on Windows Server 2012, should you not have a touch device readily available. The user operations walked through here are fundamental and for most Windows users this post will be an easy read. However, if not already, one should read part 1…

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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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IT Camp: The Future Is Now – Part II

Highly managed systems and private cloud are the future of IT, and the future is now. In Part II of our IT Camp series, you will build a test lab with an AD domain, learn what you need to know to start or continue building a private cloud with the test lab, and witness System…

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Free Resources from Http://aka.ms/free

Microsoft Patterns and Practices and other free eBooks Private Cloud Whitepapers and Tools Windows Azure Pricing Calculator Posters More hybrid cloud resources at https://aka.ms/all. Microsoft Patterns and Practices   Microsoft Press E-Book   Virtual Machine Manager Networking Poster You want to download this one!   Must-Read Private Cloud Reference Document Private Cloud Whitepapers   Private…

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Visual Reference of Key Hyper-V Technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2

Like the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual reference to better understand the key features and components of Hyper-V, and Microsoft virtualization solutions in general including: Architecture Virtual Networking Virtual Machine Snapshots (shown below) Live Migration Storage Interfaces Storage Types Storage Location and Paths Import and Export I…

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RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

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. The content of this post was based on Windows Server 2008 R2. However the…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 User Experience

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. The main delivery of App-V 4.6 is 64-bit supportability. The rest product features and…

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