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Stay Connected to Microsoft #MSTechEd 2013 from Anywhere #sysctr #WS2012 #Hyperv #Cloud #WindowsAzure

Stay Connected TechEd 2013

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!

In fact, here are 3 things you can do to keep up on the TechEd news and conversations from wherever you may be


Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager #SCVMM #Powershell #Hyperv

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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.

Download the Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

Here you can find more information about System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager on TechNet Library


#Microsoft Capacity Planner for #HyperV Replica

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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.

You can download the Hyper-V Replica Capacity Planner here


Use Project Server Online in #Office365 to manage your Projects Successfully with #Cloud Services

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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.

The  Comprehensive Guide to Project Online download is here


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Overview of Microsoft #WindowsAzure #Powershell for automated #Cloud Services

Windows Azure Powershell

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:

For basic instructions about using Windows PowerShell, see Using Windows PowerShell in the Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide.

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.

For reference information about the cmdlets, see Windows Azure management cmdlets.

On Hybrid Cloud blog via Yung Chou :

One-Click Windows Azure VM (IaaS) Deployment with PowerShell User Experience


Windows Server 2012 #HyperV and SMB 3.0 Best Practices with #SCVMM


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

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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.

From here you go to Jose Barreto’s blog Updated Links on Windows Server 2012 File Server and SMB 3.0

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 :

Virtual Networking in VMM 2012 SP1 – Part 1

Logical Networks (Part II) – How many logical networks do you really need?

Logical Networks (Part III) – Network Isolation

Logical Networks (Part IV) – PVLAN Isolation

NEW : Logical Networks (Part V) – Network Virtualization

For more information on System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager you can go to :

TechNet WiKi VMM 2012 Guide

TechNet Library VMM 2012 Online

TechNet Private Cloud Blog Hyper-V Host Network Settings through VMM PowerShell