It’s Coming… Can we now compare Hyper-V with vSphere as both new products prepare for launch?

On July 5th I published an article titled A Response to VMware’s ‘Get the Facts’ page comparing vSphere to Hyper-V & System Center’. In the seven weeks since it went live it has become the 4th most read article I have ever published (in seven years as a blogger), as well as being by far the... Continue Reading →

Just in time… Second Shot Exams Are Back!

Why do I say Just in Time? Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 exams are coming out soon, and there’s a good chance that you may still have to write a few exams to earn your MCSE! I don’t know if they are THE most popular promotions that Microsoft Learning offers, but if they are... Continue Reading →

Join us for the Windows Server 2012 online launch!

Celebrate the arrival of Windows Server 2012 with Microsoft experts and a community of users from around the world! Watch the keynote address at 8:00 am PDT on Tuesday, September 4. Then, dive in deeper. Learn more about amazing new capabilities in the areas of Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Management, Application Development, VDI, and more! Get... Continue Reading →

Windows 8 Support is Here!

We have been talking about Windows 8 for some time, but in the pre-release forms.  Earlier this month Microsoft closed the lid on the final bits, releasing them to manufacturers and OEM partners on August 1st, and subsequently to various community members (MSDN, TechNet, Partners) mid-month. Today they have launched their Partner support forum for... Continue Reading →

Coffee Coaching

I have a great relationship with HP dating back years.  They have great products and great people working there.  As such when I was asked at Microsoft’s WPC recently if I would record a session for their ‘Coffee Coaching’ series, it was my pleased to do so. Coffee Coaching snippets are 3-5 minute videos talking... Continue Reading →

Hyper-V on the Client: How to install the hypervisor on Windows 8

For four years people have known me as the Hyper-V guy, and of course my interest in Microsoft virtualization dates back to 2004.  However I am also known as a Windows client guy – my MVP Award category is Windows Expert (IT Pro).  So what could be better than combining the two?  Microsoft has given... Continue Reading →

Private Cloud Training from Microsoft Learning

Hey folks!  I have been asked to post here information about the release dates for Private Cloud training from Microsoft, so here it is: 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10748A: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a... Continue Reading →

Creating a Virtual Machine in Windows Server 8 “beta” with Hyper-V

Hyper-V is, as I have mentioned in this space before, going to be a game changer.  I am really looking forward to the new maximums both of the host and guest machines.  However those of you who have become familiar with Hyper-V over the past couple of years, you will be able to hit the... Continue Reading →

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