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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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)
Yesterday Microsoft announced some changes to the certification program for
IT Professionals, in order to address the growing need for people being able
to prove their expertise in all things cloud-related.
That’s right. What was the well-known “Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer” acronym MCSE has been re-purposed. It now stands for
“Microsoft Certified Solution Expert”
“Wait.. you said that “the MCSE is back’. Huh?!”
From the press release…
Because cloud computing talent is in short supply, Microsoft has reinvented
its flagship credential, Microsoft Certified Systems Engin... (more)
Recently, as a new installment of our “Cloud Innovators” series on
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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)