On June 16th, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Corporate Vice President Kirk
Koenigsbauer announced the immediate availability of the Customer Preview of
the NEW Office suite - Office 2013! This latest version of Office provides
new support for Touch Input, Cloud services integration and Social
collaboration, powering new usage scenarios around digital
note-taking, document reading and markup, meetings and presentations. You
can view the official press release here and a video of the launch event
Office 2013 Customer Preview Installation Steps
The Customer Preview of Office 2013 can be installed in just a few minutes
and co-exists side-by-side with an existing version of Office, so there's no
need to uninstall your existing Office. You will need either Windows 7 or
Windows 8 as your installed operating system to get started. The final
version of Office ... (more)
Over the past month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have
authored a series of articles about our Top 31 Favorite Features in Windows
Server 2012. Now that our series is complete, I’m providing a clickable
index below of all of the articles in the series for your convenience, just
in case you perhaps missed any of them when they were first released.
Hope you enjoy our Favorite Features in Windows Server 2012!
Top 31 Favorite Features in Windows Server 2012
The Cloud OS Platform by Kevin Remde Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 by
Brian Lewis Feel the Power of Powe... (more)
Overhead at one of my recent IT Pro events:
“The FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 sounds AWESOME! With the same features and
scalability as the Hyper-V role in the full Windows Server 2012 OS, I could
really use this to virtualize my application workloads very cost
effectively. But … I need high availability too!
HOW EASY IS IT TO CONFIGURE HYPER-V SERVER 2012 IN A CLUSTER?
Great question, Kris! Configuring our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 in a highly
available cluster can be really easy. In this article, I’ll step through
the configuration of a Hyper-V host cluster configuration t... (more)
Are you virtualizing your servers? Yes, of course!
Are you spending less time managing your servers as a result? Hmm … No!
Server Virtualization is Great, But …
Server virtualization has been a great set of technologies to reduce our
capital expenses and some operating expenses by consolidating a larger number
of virtualized server workloads in a smaller footprint of physical rack
space. As a result, we’ve been able to purchase less data center hardware
and likely have lower power and cooling costs in running our data center.
However, most IT Pros are not seeing a reduction in the... (more)
Windows Server 2012 can provide key advantages in one of the areas that is
near-and-dear to every VMware administrator's budget: Storage! In this
article, we'll explore the storage enhancements that Windows Server 2012
offers, and along the way, we'll see how it can help to "right-size" your
VMware storage costs so that you have more budget for strategic IT
Do I need to migrate to Hyper-V to benefit from Windows Server 2012?
Not necessarily. Sure, lots of IT Pros have migrated to Hyper-V in Windows
Server 2012 - or Hyper-V Server 2012, our FREE bare-metal enterpris... (more)