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faster and more efficiently.
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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)
The article I’m writing for part 13 our “31 Days of Servers in the
Cloud” series involves using App Controller to create a virtual machine.
But to do this, you first need to connect and associate App Controller (a
component of System Center 2012) with your Windows Azure subscription.
So in today’s Part 12, as a preliminary document for part 13, in this
article I’m going to show you how to connect App Controller to your Windows
To do this, we need to have a few preliminaries in place:
You have a Windows Azure subscription, and have requested the ability to
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)