New Blog Series for February! – Migration and Deployment


In January, the US IT Pro Technology Evangelists post a 31 Day Series on Azure IaaS. You can find that series here –

Blog Series: 31 Days of Azure IaaS – Servers in the Cloud

We received a lot of great feedback on the series so we came up with a new Migration and Deployment series for February. We decided to drop weekend posting (we like our weekends as much as you do!) so you will only see posts Mon-Fri for February. We also chose to break this series up into distinct coverage areas over the course of 4 weeks.

This is our schedule:

  • Week #1 (February 4-8): Windows 8
  • Week #2 (February 11-15): Windows Server 2012
  • Week #3 (February 18-22): Windows Azure
  • Week #4 (February 25-28): System Center 2012 App Controller

Please bookmark this post and checkback to find links to the rest of the posts in the series!

The first of the posts in the series comes from Harold Wong -


Part 1 – Migration and Deployment: Requirements for a fresh install of Windows 8

Part 2 – Migration and Deployment: Free Tools for Windows Deployment – and a Light Touch Deployment Demo

Part 3 - Migration and Deployment: 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

Part 4 - Migration and Deployment: How To Migrate or Transfer Files And Settings To Windows 8 From Windows 7, Vista or XP

Part 5 – (waiting for post)

Part 6 – Windows Server 2012: Requirements for a fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation

Part 7 - Migration and Deployment - Upgrade Implications for Active Directory - (Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2012)

Part 8 - Migration and Deployment: Installing the Migration Tools

Part 9 – Migration and Deployment: Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 Deployment Considerations

Part 10 – Migrating Hyper-V Virtual Machines from Server 2008R2 to Server 2012