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“MediaValet Thrives on Microsoft’s Cloud Platform” is the title of this press release.  It’s great to hear about the cases where Windows Azure is being used so effectively, and really taking full advantage of its… well.. advantages.  Things such as global scale and pay-as-you-go.  Great, reliable, redundant storage.  And the opportunity to create some massively parallel compute engines for heavy tasks such as image or video rendering. ... (more)

It’s “Shark Week” on Full of IT!

Yes indeed!  It’s SHARK WEEK on FULL OF I.T.! This is the week of the year that we get aggressive here on the blog!  We stir up the waters and bait the hooks with tasty I.T. goodness!  We rip our competitors to shreds!  We… “Hey Kevin… Aren’t you just stealing this idea from the Discovery Channel?” Huh?  They have a Shark Week, too?  No.. they probably stole it from me. “25 years ago?” And besides, this is completely different.  I don’t have a big car company sponsor like they do. Anyway, this week I’m going to be commenting on and linking to resources that compare and contrast ... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 2) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud - Planning a Hybrid Cloud Storage Architecture

My friend Dan Stolts and yours truly continue our series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” with an overview on how to plan for a hybrid cloud storage solution using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Tune in for our lively discussion on the many storage options available to you as well as discussions around performance, reliability and security.     [1:18] Let’s start with a quick summary of existing storage capabilities using modern infrastructure on-premises as supported by Windows Server 2012 R2 [10:16] What is Azure Storage? ... (more)

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is RTW

Wow.. what a big week. The System Center 2012 release, the official naming of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, and now the newest version of the MDT - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 – is released and available for download. For those not familiar with it, the MDT is “a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment.” Here is the overview from the download page: Overview Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating d... (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)