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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 and Cloud Platform Blog that introduces all of the most important Server “8” Hyper-V improvements. In Windows “8” client, the biggest news (in my opinion) is that we will be including Hyper-V as a built-in option.  I’ll say it again.. on Windows “8”... (more)

Breaking News: New System Center 2012 Licensing Model Announced

Today during the “Private Cloud Day” live webcast event, Microsoft announced a pretty big change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite.  Bottom-line.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System Center 2012.  (Well.. actually two.. but different only in terms of licensing.)  In a nutshell: System Center is now just one product, that comes in two editions, with many components.  And the full-set of components come in the two product editions:  “So, when I buy System Center, I get the full suite?” That’s right. “So.. this char... (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)

31 Days of our Favorite Things: The Recap

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 Maye... (more)

Thirty-One Days of Servers in the Cloud |The Complete Series

If you’re interested in the full list of articles in our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” Windows Azure Virtual Machines and IaaS series… “I’m interested in the links to the full series, Kevin.” I was just getting to that.  Anyway… here it is.  ENJOY! And in case you haven’t had a chance to try out Windows Azure, CLICK HERE to start your 90 day free trial. Part Article 1 Windows Azure IaaS and You 2 Building Free Lab VMs in the Microsoft Cloud 3 Supported Virtual Machine Operating Systems in the Microsoft Cloud 4 Servers Talking in the Cloud 5 Move a local VM to the Cloud 6 Wind... (more)