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)
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)
In Saint Louis at our TechNet Event several weeks ago now, Chuck S. asked
“App Insight - performance data? Component timing? Event Logs?
Database events? (what is tracked in AVIcode?)”
That is a very good question.
For those of you not already aware of what AVIcode is; it is a product that
enables “deep application insight”. Working in concert with Operations
Manager, it monitors .NET application performance. It looks for code
problems, performance issues, security, and connectivity of application
components, and then through Operations Manager it alerts yo... (more)
Gee.. you go out to the gym for a couple of hours and come back and
lo-and-behold the Windows 8 released (RTM) bits become available for download
for TechNet and MSDN subscribers! So if you subscribe, go to the site and
get ‘em while they’re hot!
“What about other folks? When can I buy it?”
If you’re a Microsoft Software Assurance customer, you’ll be able to
download the bits on August 16, 2012 (yes.. tomorrow). If you’re a Volume
License customer without Software Assurance, you’ll be able to purchase
Windows 8 through your Microsoft Volume License Resellers on September 1st, ... (more)
I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few
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
There is a hidden “Set-ExecutionPolicy” cmdlet parameter:
His scripts can execute and complete an infinite loop in 1.4 seconds.
The Microsoft TechNet S... (more)