New books for your library in 2013

Hello folks, this will be the last post of the year and I just want to make sure I share a couple of books that some friends of mine recently released: Take advantage of numerous Hyper-V best practices for administrators Get to grips with migrating virtual machines between servers and old Hyper-V versions, automating tasks…


As you know, TMG is over….now what?

The news about the retirement of Forefront TMG 2010 was announced last September on this blog post. Since them I didn’t have I chance to write about it as I was engaged on so many other projects, however (and not intentionally) on that same day that this was announced, I was with Jim Harrison and…


Microsoft Private Cloud solutions for IT Managers Series – Episode 1 at TechNet Radio

Today we are releasing part one out of five in this new series called “Microsoft Private Cloud Solutions for IT Managers”. I hope you enjoy me, Tom Shinder and Kevin Remde talking about Cloud Computing from all angles. https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-Cloud-Innovators–Part-1-Private-Cloud-Principles


From End to Edge and Beyond – Book Update

Hello folks, Today I have two good news about our upcoming Windows Server 2012 Security Book. Last month Deb Shinder joined us as a co-author of this book, she is already producing some great piece of content and we are just very happy to have her onboard. The other good news is that we reached…


Where is my SMB3 in Network Monitor?

If you are playing around with SMB3 and is trying to find more details on network traffic using Microsoft Network Monitor you may find out that SMB3 is not on the protocol’s list as shown below: Before moving forward, it is important to emphasize that this behavior is expected. There are a couple of thing…


Cloud Security Readiness Tool

Today at RSA Conference in Europe, Microsoft launched the Cloud Security Reediness Tool. Here how it works: Go check it out now at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/jj554736


Automating your Windows Server 2012 Cloud Infrastructure with PowerShell

Today Josh Adams published at the TechNet Gallery two great set of PowerShell scripts that can help you automating your Windows Server 2012 Cloud Infrastructure. Check it out what each one does: Windows Server 2012 IaaS Build Tables: Step-by-Step with PowerShell Examples : over 70 different PowerShell cmdlets are employed and described, many leveraging new…


Windows 8 Security Guide

I’m not sure if you notice, but the Windows 8 Security Guide is already available: It comes with the SCM 3.0 Beta (watch this interview for more information on SCM 3.0 Beta) and download it from here. Once you install this tool, browse through the path below and download the DOC file: Note: the Windows…