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With all the news this week around the launch of Windows Server 2012, you may have missed that Hyper-V Server 2012 has also launched! I've provided details on this equally important launch milestone along with helpful resources to get started below ... What is Hyper-V Server 2012? Hyper-V Server 2012 is a FREE (yes, completely free!) purpose-built product that includes the core of Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. The result is a streamlined Type-1 hypervisor that provides the same virtualization scalability and high availability features as the Hyper-V role in the full version of Windows Server - including up to 320 logical processors per Hyper-V host, up to 4TB of physical memory, Live Migration, Storage Migration, Virtual Machine Replication, Clustering and more! Do It: Learn about the specific improvements in Hyper-V Server 2012 over Hyper-V Server 2008 R2. Lear... (more)

TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Building Your Hybrid Cloud - Windows Azure Pack Remote Console Support

In our ongoing "Building a Hybrid Cloud" series, Keith Mayer and Andy Syrewicze , are back and in today’s episode they showcase the Windows Azure Pack Remote Console. Tune in for this in-depth, demo heavy episode as they show us how to configure a remote desktop gateway for VM console access. [ 5:50 ] Let’s discuss Remote Console Support in the Windows Azure Pack --- what is it and why is it important? [ 8:01 ] DEMO: How to configure a Remote Desktop Gateway for VM Console Access For more...(read more ) ... (more)

Step-by-Step: Auto-join a Member Server VM to Active Directory Domain in the Azure Cloud with VM Agent Custom Script Extension

In a prior article, we walked through the process of auto-provisioning a new Windows Server Active Directory domain in the Cloud using a custom script that was processed via the Microsoft Azure VM Agent Custom Script Extension. In this article, we’ll build upon this scenario by auto-joining a new Windows Server VM as a member server to this Active Directory domain. ...(read more) ... (more)

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate Available

Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which will ultimately replace the existing Small Business Server (SBS) and Home Server products, has reached the Release Candidate milestone!  Essentials provides a simple to install and configure version of Windows Server 2012 intended for Small Business environments with up to 25-users and 50-devices.  Essentials features a simplified server admin dashboard, fashioned after the new Windows Server 2012 Server Manager tool, and built-in support for integrating your on-premises network with Office 365 mail and collaboration cloud services. Upgradin... (more)

(Module 5) Invoking Azure Automation Runbooks

In this module we'll be looking at the different ways in which you can invoke your Azure Automation Runbooks as well as how you can monitor their progress. This video is part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions. After watching this video, visit: www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com , enroll in this course and take the self-assessment. For every module you take and every...(read more ) ... (more)