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As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been working together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started.  Many of these articles address common questions that I’ve discussed with IT Pros at a number of events, so I’m sure you’ll find this information valuable. In this article, I’ll provide a complete index to all articles in the series, just in case you missed any this month … Hope you enjoy! Series Introduction Introduction to the Migration and Deployment Series by Kevin Remde Deploying and Migrating to Windows 8 Requirements for a Fresh Install of Windows 8 by Harold Wong Free Tools for Windows 8 Deployment ( Light Touch ) by Kevin Remde 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with S... (more)

Containers with Docker and Azure | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

(Part 5) Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Deploying Linux Containers in the Cloud with Docker and Azure In part 5 of our “ Open Source + Azure ” series, Keith Mayer welcomes Tatiana Lavrentieva to the show as they discuss how you can deploy Linux Containers in the cloud using Docker and Microsoft Azure. [ 2:32 ] What is Docker and how are organizations using Docker and Azure together? [ 6:24 ] What are the main components of Docker? [ 10:00 ] Traditionally, Docker tools run on Linux ... is there support for running Docker tools on Windows as well? [ 18:00 ] How does networking w... (more)

Microsoft Releases eBook for IT Professionals to Learn Windows Server 2012

With Windows Server 2012, Microsoft introduces a collection of new features to address the evolving business and technical needs of modern IT infrastructures. Core to this experience is the need to scale out, virtualize, and move workloads, applications, and services to cloud architectures. These cloud architectures, in turn, must  offer new levels of agility, efficiency and availability to provide an appreciable ROI back to the business organization. Windows Server 2012 incorporates Microsoft's experience with designing, managing and operating public clouds, all based on Windo... (more)

Get Certified on MCSE Private Cloud with this Step-by-Step Study Guide

This month, I spent a fair amount of time preparing for the new Microsoft Private Cloud Certification Exam 70-246, Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 and I saved links to all the study resources that I used to study and pass this exam as a step-by-step Exam Study Guide for anyone else who may be interested in targeting this exam. Exam 70-246 is the final exam needed to complete the MCSE Private Cloud certification track.  The complete requirements for the MCSE Private Cloud track include: Achieve MCSA:Windows Server 2008 If you were previously certif... (more)

Backup and Recovery of Windows 8

Have you recently downloaded Windows 8 RTM?  In this article, we'll introduce you to the new options available for making Backup and Recovery in Windows 8 easier than ever, including Windows 8 File History, launching Windows System Backup and Windows 8 Refresh & Reset PC.  Use these options to define your backup and recovery plan so that you'll be prepared to restore the system and your data when needed. Windows 8 File History File History is a new feature in Windows 8 that allows you to setup a schedule for automatically saving copies of documents located in your Libraries, Con... (more)