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With Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch coming this week, where are all the free resources? Here is what I already know about…

With Windows Server 2012 R2 Launch coming this week, where are all the free resources? Here is what I already know about… Get Started Now with Windows Server 2012 R2… with these FREE options!Build Your Lab! Download Windows Server 2012 R2 http://aka.ms/GetWin2012R2, and Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 http://aka.ms/hyper-v2012r2 Step-By-Step download […]


Get started as an “Early Expert” on Windows Server 2012 R2 with this FREE eBook!

Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and the “Early Experts” study program, […]


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 going to make the opportunity to sit in on the […]


How To Modify Timeout, Change Default or Delete Boot Menu Item From Windows 7 or Later Using MSConfig To Modify Boot Configuration Data

Change Default Selection and Timeout Using MSConfig 1)      Start | type msconfig | Press <ENTER> 2)      Click on the Boot tab 3)      Click to select the option you want to set as default 4)      Click the Set as Default Button 5)      Turn on the checkbox “Make all boot settings permanent” […]


Microsoft Virtual Labs Available NOW! System Center, Windows, Virtualization, SharePoint, Exchange, SQL, And Lots More!


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 hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through …


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 Dec. 7, 2011 Event Info GA Atlanta Nov. 3, 2011 […]


The Free Way To Create a Hyper-V and Virtualization Lab Environment

In a prior post, Pay Yourself First-Learn How With Passive Learning-Free Training From Microsoft On Just About Any Topic–Virtualization, Cloud, Phone, Server, Client, SharePoint, SQL, Many, Many More, I shared a massive amount of information on where you can get great and FREE training on Microsoft products.  I would like […]


Boot2VHD-Part 3-Load OS on VHD With OS Already Installed on Metal

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know Part 3… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one […]


Boot2VHD-Part 1-Overview of Native Boot To VHD

Native Boot To VHD (Boot2VHD) – Everything You Need To Know… In this multi-part video series we will dive deep into a the new virtualization feature built into Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. It is called Native Boot To VHD (AKA: Boot2VHD). This is the one virtualization platform […]