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It’s over!  November (Movember?) is here!  Now it’s time to sit back and soak in all of this great information! Below is a complete list (Thank you, Keith Mayer for compiling it) of links to our full 31 Days.  Enjoy! 31 Days of our Favorite Things The Cloud OS Platform by Kevin Remde Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 by Brian Lewis Feel the Power of PowerShell 3.0 by Matt Hester Live Migrate Your VMS in One Line of PowerShell by Keith Mayer Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Replica by Kevin Remde Right-size IT Budgets with “Storage Spaces” by Keith Mayer Yes, there is an “I” in Team – the NIC Team! by Kevin Remde Hyper-V Network Virtualization by Keith Mayer Get Happy over the FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 by Matt Hester Simplified BranchCache in Windows Server 2012 by Brian Lewis Getting Snippy with PowerShell 3.0 by Matt Hes... (more)

Cloud on Your Terms Part 16 of 30: Where should the DC go?

Disclaimer: This is a re-post of my Oct 4, 2011 blog post.  But it fits our series, and it’s my content.  So I am giving myself permission.  Okay.. I feel like sharing this because it’s pretty stupid, but in a geeky-sort-of-way the solution was interesting enough to share. Think Chicken & Egg. (or “Catch-22”). As the title of this post suggests, the subject is Windows Failover Clustering. For those of you who are not familiar with it, Windows Failover Clustering is a built-in feature available in Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Datacenter editions. A... (more)

What’s new in Windows Server “8” Virtualization? (So many questions. So little time. Part 2.)

Here are another set of really good questions from our TechNet Event on Tuesday in Kansas City.  These came all on the same slip of paper, from the same person. --- “How will Windows 8 / Server 8 change Microsoft Virtualization?” In Windows Server “8” there are a great many improvements in Hyper-V; many more than can (or need to) be adequately restated in here in my blog.  So to answer you question I will point you to some good resources on virtualization improvements in Windows Server “8”.  HERE is a great blog post from the Microsoft Server ... (more)

Where Can't You Use Hyper-V? (So Many Questions. So Little Time. Part 11.)

A question I’ve actually heard several times before came up again at our TechNet Event in Kansas City several weeks ago: “Can I use Hyper-V as a VM (within Windows 7)?” No. “Can you elaborate?” Absolutely. First of all, Hyper-V is a role added to Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  Hyper-V can’t be run inside of a virtual machine – even one that supports Windows Server 2008 R2 – because in order to work Hyper-V requires at a minimum: An x64-based processor, A processor that supports Intel VT or AMD-V technology, and Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP)... (more)

Reducing Touchscreen Latency

I thought this was pretty interesting.. so for a lighter, geeky-cool post on a Friday afternoon, as I’m busy waiting for large file copies in my home office lab to complete, I thought I’d share it with you. Microsoft Research recorded a demonstration of how responsive a typical touchscreen operating system is, and how much better the experience could be if the latency (the time between the screen sensing the finger move and the visual feedback of something moving on the screen) could be reduced. Check it out: (Credit: @TechCrunch’s tweet about Chris Velazco’s article on Tech Crun... (more)