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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)

Hey Saint Louis - I’m talking to YOU! (Microsoft IaaS Virtual Machine Bootcamp)

Our FREE “Microsoft IaaS Virtual Machine Bootcamp” events are happening around the central part of the U.S.  We’re delivering these for IT Professionals and Developers who are interested specifically in learning more about Windows Azure, as a globally scalable application platform, as an infrastructure for virtual machines, and as an extension of your datacenter into “the cloud”.  “Sounds really great, Kevin.  But why are you pointing your virtual finger at Saint Louis?  What did he ever do to you?” (sigh) I mean the city of Saint Louis, ... (more)

Service Templates in System Center 2012 SP1 VMM: Build Your Private Cloud (Series)

Today’s installment of our “Build Your Private Cloud in a Month” series is the last of our 5-part mini-series we’re calling “Deploying Private Cloud Workloads”.  This week we (Tommy Patterson, Blain Barton and I) gave you the details and demonstrated some of the key areas in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager that support the foundational concepts and objects in your Private Cloud arsenal: Hardware Profiles (Monday) Guest OS Profiles (Tuesday) Application Profiles (Wednesday) VM Templates (Thursday) Service Templates (Friday) <—Today, by Blain Barton   To follow alon... (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)