Sep 30

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series–There really is a difference between virtualization platforms!

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of … Continue reading

Jan 27

Use Windows Azure to learn Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces (Part 27 of 31) by Kevin Remde

The 27th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Use Windows Azure to learn Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud (Part 27 of 31).  In this … Continue reading

Jan 14

How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series – Brian Lewis

The 14th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at How to Create an Azure VM with PowerShell (Part 14 of 31) – 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud Series.  In this edition, … Continue reading

Jan 13

Step-By-Step Creating Azure Virtual Machines with System Center App Controller (Part 13 of 31) – Kevin Remde

The 13th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Creating Azure Virtual Machines with App Controller (Part 13 of 31)  In this edition, Kevin Remde explains how to (Step-By-Step) use App Controller to … Continue reading

Jan 12

Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure (Part 12 of 31)–Kevin Remde

The Jan 12th edition of 31 Days of Server (VMs) in the Cloud is now live at Step-by-Step: Connecting System Center 2012 App Controller to Windows Azure (Part 12 of 31).  In this edition, Kevin explains how to use App … Continue reading

Jun 22

Free Technology Training from TechEd NA 2012 Available NOW

TechNet 2012 – North America has wrapped and what a great show it was.  I was able to attend but had to work so I did not get the opportunity to sit in on many sessions.  However, now I am … Continue reading

Mar 02

Part 2 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour–BIOS Settings

Step 1: Part 1 – Build a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Cloud Foundation Test Lab in Less Than an Hour (includes sysprep images) You should have your server up and running. Step 2: Install your network drivers. If you … Continue reading

Jan 27

Live IT Time Private Cloud Chat–Get Your Questions About Cloud or Virtualization Answered By THE Experts

Have you built your first cloud yet?  If not, now is a great time to build out a lab.  Go ahead,  grab a server (or laptop) and setup you proof of concept.  If you have not done it already, it … Continue reading

Nov 25

Installing System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 SP1

I am walking through the installation of SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1 on a new server that I just setup in my demo environment. Hope this is helpful. First lets look at the system requirements. If you want to setup your … Continue reading

Sep 12

How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I … Continue reading

Sep 12

Announcing TechNet “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” Events in US East Region

We are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region. Here’s the registration information:   State City Date Registration FL Ft. Lauderdale Dec. 9, 2011 Event Info FL Tampa … Continue reading

Apr 01

How To Install IIS 7 on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 For Use With SCVMM 2008 R2 SP1

I am starting with a sysprep’d Windows Server 2008 R2 Server. I have allocated 2 processors and 512mb memory to the guest using dynamic memory. Once I get the system up and running, I will bump up the memory to … Continue reading