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I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few months ago… Can Chuck Norris write PowerShell scripts?  Naturally.  And only he can run his PowerShell scripts under MS-DOS 6.1. It’s a little know fact that, after codename “Monad”, rather than “PowerShell”, the name was originally going to be “NorrisShell”. There is a hidden “Set-ExecutionPolicy” cmdlet parameter: –executionPolicy RoundhouseKick His scripts can execute and complete an infinite loop in 1.4 seconds. The Microsoft TechNet Script Center for IT Pros web site is actually hosted on Chuck Norris’s Windows Phone.  --- By the way – you can start working with and learning PowerShell 3.0 in Windows Server 2012 and/or Windows 8 today! --- Got more Chuck Norris PowerShell facts to add?  Share them with all o... (more)

SCVMM in System Center 2012 and Managing Citrix XenServer

This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis: “Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the same as for a Hyper-V based VM?  (example: can you still live migrate, change RAM, etc?)” The simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same.  Live Migration, for example, will simply drive VMs in a managed pool through XenMotion.  There are a couple of considerations in some areas (such as XenServer Templates and networking), but being able to build a Cloud of Citrix XenServer resources right alongside Hyper-V or VMware based cl... (more)

New Microsoft Certs Align to Cloud –The MCSE is Back!

Yesterday Microsoft announced some changes to the certification program for IT Professionals, in order to address the growing need for people being able to prove their expertise in all things cloud-related. That’s right.  What was the well-known “Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer” acronym MCSE has been re-purposed.  It now stands for “Microsoft Certified Solution Expert” “Wait.. you said that “the MCSE is back’.  Huh?!” From the press release… Because cloud computing talent is in short supply, Microsoft has reinvented its flagship credential, Microsoft Certified Systems Engin... (more)

TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators - Determining your ROI with Office 365

Recently, as a new installment of our “Cloud Innovators” series on TechNet Radio, I had the pleasure of talking with Shahrouz Malekpour of Ezy Consulting.  His company provides a service and a tool to help businesses determine what their investment will be when choosing Office 365 as their productivity platform-of-choice.  Click here to take advantage of Ezy Consulting’s Office 365 Evaluation Assessment Promo. Promo Code: TechNetRadio     Downloads Video: WMV | MP4 | WMV (ZIP) | PSP Audio: WMA | MP3 If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discus... (more)

Lest We Forget: Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 RC Also Released!

I feel bad that I didn’t include this yesterday – because it’s hugely important: Alongside of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 release candidates, Microsoft’s Hyper-V Server 2012 release candidate was also made publically available for download. “What’s so cool about that, Kevin?” For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Hyper-V Server is the free “Free?!” Yes, free operating system that.. well, I hesitate to call an operating system.  It is Hyper-V in its purest form.. just the “micro-kernalized hypervisor” that you can run for virtualization hosts. “Ah.. so it’s free, wh... (more)