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It’s another snowy day up here in Minneapolis, but earlier this week I had the pleasure of traveling down to tropical Kansas City.  Overland Park, KS, to be more specific.  And on that particular day we decided to try something new.  We (John Weston and I) asked our attendees to write down questions, topic areas, off-hand remarks, and comments on slips of paper during the event.  What we wanted to do was help facilitate some more discussion during our IT Camp. “IT Camp?  What’s that?” An IT Camp is like a TechNet Event without (or with minimal) PowerPoint.  It’s more of a discussion than a presentation.  It’s interactive, loose, and fun.  We have some topics to discuss and certainly some information to disseminate, but we want the conversation to be driven mainly by the audience. Anyway.. the reward for good questions was a T-Shirt.  And the result of this ask of ... (more)

Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

Microsoft has just scheduled a FREE 2-day training course entitled “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start”, happening on February 21st-22nd, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST.  Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain Microsoft’s private cloud solution. Leveraging the popular Jump St... (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)

Breaking News: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 Beta

I don’t usually like to do this… “..but you’re going to do it anyway.” Shut up.  And get out of my head.  I usually don’t like to do a lot of copying and pasting of other people’s content (OPC™), but the text from this e-mail I received concerning the beta release of the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP 7.0) is so well written, I can’t improve upon it. Here is the skinny on the MAP Toolkit 7.0 beta… Accelerate your Migration to the Private Cloud with MAP 7.0 Beta! The Solution Accelerators team is pleased to announce the Microsoft Assessment an... (more)

31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Replica (Part 5 of 31)

Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 (and in the free Microsoft Hyper-V Server include an easy start to a good disaster recovery solution: Hyper-V Replica.  With Hyper-V Replica you can easily create and maintain an off-line copy – a replica – of a virtual machine on a separate virtualization host.  This means, for example, that if your main location or host for an important virtual machine goes down becomes unavailable, you can easily fail-over to the replica.  The copy will start up and be available in short-order. “That sounds really great, Kevin!  But what does it cost to set thi... (more)