Windows Server 2012 R2 Installation Options and Features on Demand (Part 4 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 Using DISM Command Line Using Server Manager PowerShell Cmdlets   Switching Server Installation Options (This article) Minimizing Server Footprint A quick review of these capabilities in Windows…

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Windows Azure Infrastructure Services with PowerShell Quick Start Kit (http://aka.ms/QSK) Release Note

This quick start kit is available for download at https://aka.ms/QSK for self-studies of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services and Windows Azure PowerShell. It deploys a simple, yet well-structured, Windows Azure Infrastructure Services instance including: Affinity Group Storage Account Cloud Service VMs with attached data disk Availability Set Load-Balancer Additional information of Windows Azure IaaS deployment methodology…

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Build a Hyper-V Lab for a Chance to WIN a Surface Pro and MORE! ( US ONLY )

Build your very own Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 for FREE and Enter for a chance to win* one of the following fantastic prizes: Three Grand Prizes: One of three Microsoft Surface Pro 64GB devices with Type Cover keyboard cover ($828.99 USD Retail Value)   Twenty-Five First Prizes: One of twenty-five Microsoft Certification Exam Vouchers ($150.00…

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Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 2 of 2)

[Part 1 for Steps 1 to 4] 5. Set certificate revocation policies Revocation is an important part of PKI to ensure the validity of certificates. There are two components to make the process work. A list, or more specifically Certified Revocation List (CRL), as the criteria to identify an invalid certificate needs to be published…

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Enterprise PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2 Active Directory Certificate Services (Part 1 of 2)

PKI is heavily employed in cloud computing for encrypting data and securing transactions. While Windows Server 2012 R2 is developed as a building block for cloud solutions, there is an increasing demand for IT professionals to acquire proficiency on implementing PKI with Windows Server 2012 R2. This two-part blog post series is to help those…

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Windows Azure 30-Day Free Trial Subscription with $200 Credit

Using the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a Windows Azure 30-day free trial subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience…

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Get started as an "Early Expert" on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend…

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TechNet Radio: How to Migrate from VMware to Windows Azure or Hyper-V

Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and in today’s episode they show us how to migrate your virtual machines from VMware to Windows Azure or Windows Server 2012. Tune in as they showcase some of the free tools that are available such as the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as walk us through…

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One-Click Windows Azure VM (IaaS) Deployment with PowerShell User Experience

I somehow got into writing PowerShell script in the last few days for facilitating deploying Windows Azure VMs into configured subnets for our upcoming Windows Azure IaaS Training Days. (Here’s the shameless plug.) First I got started with Windows Azure PowerShell cmdlet and set up Windows Azure PowerShell. Then… this world is never the same…

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Building Your Private Cloud Series at http://aka.ms/privatecloud

Microsoft US Platform Technology Evangelists, have published a series of articles that step through building your very own Private Cloud by leveraging Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. This series presents the methodology of building a private cloud from overview, fabric concepts and construction,…

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