There’s no doubt that in June, Tech Ed North America and TechEd Europe are the places to be to get the greatest download of technical information and training out there. However, we know that not everybody can make it, but the good news is that even if you aren’t able to attend, you can still follow along and take part in the experience from the comfort of your own office, home, or even your datacenter!
Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) is a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enabling you to configure and manage your virtualization host, networking, and storage resources in order to create and deploy virtual machines and services to private clouds that you have created.
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V administrators can replicate their virtual machines from a primary server/cluster to a replica server/cluster for business continuity and disaster recovery purposes. The Capacity Planner for Hyper-V Replica provides server, storage and network provisioning guidance which would allow IT administrators to successfully plan for a Hyper-V Replica deployment.
Project Online is the Project Portfolio Management component service in Office 365. It is procured as a standalone service or added as part of an Office 365 Enterprise (E ) Service Plan.
This white paper provides comprehensive guidance for technical decision makers who are considering a Project Portfolio Management Information System in the cloud with Office 365/Project Online rather than the traditional, on-premises version of Project Server.
Windows Azure PowerShell is a powerful scripting environment that you can use to control and automate the deployment and management of your workloads in Windows Azure. Whether you are experienced with Windows PowerShell or a new user, instructions are available to help you get started provisioning virtual machines, setting up virtual networks and cross-premises networks, and managing cloud services in Windows Azure.
Before you can start using the cmdlets in Windows Azure PowerShell, you will need to download and import the module, as well as import and configure information that provides connectivity to Windows Azure through your subscription. For instructions, see Get Started with Windows Azure Cmdlets.
To learn about tips that can help you use the cmdlets, such as how parameter values, inputs, and outputs are typically handled in Windows Azure PowerShell, see Use Windows Azure Cmdlets. For instructions and examples that show you how to use variables and piping to simplify your commands, see the following:
- Create or Delete Virtual Machines Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Manage Certificates and SSH keys Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Manage Virtual Machines Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Manage Images and Disks Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Set Up and Manage Virtual Networks Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Set Up Communication for Virtual Machines Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
- Manage Cloud Services Using Windows Azure Cmdlets
If you develop Node.js, PHP, or Python applications for Windows Azure, you can use the cmdlets in Windows Azure PowerShell to get started developing and deploying applications.
- Node.js developers should start with the how to guide on the Node.js developer center.
- PHP developers should start with the how to guide on the PHP developer center
- Python developers should start with the how to guide on the Python developer center.
For reference information about the cmdlets, see Windows Azure management cmdlets.
On Hybrid Cloud blog via Yung Chou :
When you have your hardware design ready in your datacenter, It’s handy to have a checklist.
As with all Best Practices, not every recommendation can – or should – be applied. Best Practices are general guidelines, not hard, fast rules that must be followed. As such, you should carefully review each item to determine if it makes sense in your environment.
From here you go to the Microsoft Checklist for Windows Server 2012 – Hyper-V best practices
In this post, Jose Barreto is providing a reference to the most relevant content related to Windows Server 2012 that is related to the File Server, the SMB 3.0 features and its associated scenarios like Hyper-V over SMB and SQL Server over SMB. It’s obviously not a complete reference (there are new blog posts every day), but hopefully this is a useful collection of links for Windows Server 2012 users.
And off course Hyper-V Clustering and storage has to be managed by System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager.
Here you find a serie of great blogposts made by Nigel Cain & Damian Flynn :
For more information on System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager you can go to :