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 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!
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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)
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
To follow alon... (more)
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 those not familiar with it, the MDT is “a Solution Accelerator for
operating system and application deployment.” Here is the overview from the
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)
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
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)