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Online FREE Training: Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start

Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/20/2012

TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT

Private Cloud is the future of IT, and the future is now. Spend the day at our IT Camp and learn...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/08/2012

TechNet Video: From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, a management solution for the virtualized data...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/07/2012

TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 4)

Have you built a private cloud lab with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 and...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/03/2012

TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3)

Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? Listen to our IT Live Private Cloud Chat...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/02/2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. In today’s episode Sr. IT...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 02/01/2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Building a Service Template in Virtual Machine Manager 2012

About This Video In today’s episode I preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/26/2012

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

In this episode I preview the “Building Your Cloud Infrastructure” Virtual lab. Learn how you can...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/25/2012

Want to Know More About Private Cloud? Checkout the New Microsoft Private Cloud Website

Microsoft’s Server & Tools Business division leaders participated in a webcast, “Transforming IT...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/24/2012

Build Your Own Private Cloud with Microsoft Technology

Begin Your Evaluation The Microsoft private cloud experience is only a few clicks away in the...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/20/2012

New Jump Start! Microsoft Server Virtualization -- Get Certified!

Microsoft Learning is hosting a brand new class in the popular “Jump Start” series. We received rave...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/13/2012

IT Camp: Free Hands-on Training - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012–Alpharetta, Georgia

What is an IT Camp? It’s a FREE, fast-paced, fun half-day on System Center Virtual Machine Manager....

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/09/2012

TechNet Radio: Turnkey Private Cloud - Datacenter Services (DCS)

About This Video In todays’ episode, Sr. IT Pro Evangelist John Baker welcomes Microsoft Solutions...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/09/2012

New! Version 2 of the Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) Tool is Now Available for Download!

SCM 2 provides ready-to-deploy policies and DCM configuration packs based on Microsoft Security...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/06/2012

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Microsoft Virtual Academy - Private Cloud Scenarios, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Course Previews

In today’s episode, Alan Le Marquand discusses upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud System Center...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/05/2012

Just announced!!!! 15% discount offer for new TechNet Subscription

TechNet Flash Subscribers Take advantage of this offer and get TechNet Professional Subscription...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 01/04/2012

TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 2)

Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of our Live Private...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/27/2011

Florida IT Pro Camps Update for 2012 – Win an XBOX Kinect and other SWAG – Come Join Us!!!

  These community events are free with great food including BBQ in Orlando and Greek Gyros in...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/22/2011

TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider - An Introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2012

About This Video In today’s episode I preview the latest System Center Configuration Manager 2012...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/14/2011

Hyper-V Question of the Week: VMs Require Booting from Virtual IDE Drives, but isn’t SCSI Faster. Are we giving up performance booting from virtual IDE?

We know that Hyper-V virtual machines require booting from virtual IDE. Historically, in the...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/09/2011

Troubleshooting a Failed Microsoft Security Essentials Install - Error Code 0x80070643

I was working on my daughter’s Windows 7 computer last weekend and one of the first things I noticed...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/08/2011

NEW Systems Center 2012 Virtual Labs are Live!

Here's a great resource to get up-to-speed on the latest version of System Center 2012.   ...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/07/2011

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 RTM - Now Available to Download!!!

Overview The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.5 is an agentless, automated,...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/07/2011

Download Windows Server 2008 R2: Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

Overview If you’re prepping for a Hyper-V virtualization exam or you work with Hyper-V this is a...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/06/2011

Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start

Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start This 1-day online accelerated...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/05/2011

Whitepaper: Virtual Hard Disk Performance

In our Private Cloud roadshow event we have a session on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We touch on...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/02/2011

Webcast: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud

More Free Training: Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 12/01/2011

"Hands-on" IT Camp - Hyper-V - Free Training!!!

What is an IT Camp? This will be a fast-paced, fun half-day on Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V. We...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/28/2011

“Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud” Event Slides

PDFs of presentations at the “Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud”...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/18/2011

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2 Now Available!!!

Beta 2 of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download! New features...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/18/2011

TechNet Video: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 1)

Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions? If you attended one of the Live Private...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/17/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–Microsoft Virtual Academy - System Center 2012 and the Private Cloud Course Preview

Microsoft’s Virtual Academy Dean of students, Alan Le Marquand is back and in today’s episode he...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/14/2011

Free eBook: TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

This online book describes the fundamentals of TCP/IP in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/10/2011

Microsoft Learning Free Clinics: Exploring Microsoft Virtualization Technologies

Overview This collection of two 2-hour online clinics and an 1-hour online clinic provides IT...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/07/2011

Free eBook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions

Learn about the latest Microsoft Virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Windows Azure....

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/04/2011

Bytes By TechNet: Interview with Mikael Nystrom, Deployment MVP

Hear from John Baker, Sr. IT Evangelist at Microsoft, and Mikael Nystrom, Sr. Executive Consultant...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/03/2011

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products

System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/02/2011

TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chats

Register for the Private Cloud Chats: Episode 1 - Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat, 11/9/2011...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 11/01/2011

Just Released!!! System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC

  Overview System Center 2012 pre-release products help your organization achieve IT as a...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/28/2011

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Now Available!!!

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 Beta Beta review program now open! Join the MAP...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/25/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–Microsoft Virtual Academy 6 Month Anniversary Update

The Microsoft Virtual Academy has turned 6 months old and for all you MVA students the Academy is...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/11/2011

Just Added!! Two More Dates for Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training

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Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/07/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–An Introduction to Forefront Online Protection for Exchange

Its IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Curtis Parker from the...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/07/2011

Replacing My Kitchen Faucet Saga

Note:  This is NOT computer related, but merely a cathartic rant about my faucet saga. ...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/05/2011

IT Camp–Systems Management at the Microsoft office in Waltham, MA October 28th, 2011

At this IT Camp, the agenda is up to you! We will have professional speakers flying in ready to...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/04/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–SQL PASS Summit 2011 is Here!

DBAs, run your queries! SQL PASS Summit 2011 is upon us! In today’s episode, we welcome @SQLGal Lara...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 10/03/2011

If you’ve been putting off doing any of the above because you don’t have access to the software,...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 09/28/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 3 of 3)

In Part 3 of our Tips and Tricks for WDS, Rhonda Layfield addresses the importance of integrating...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 09/23/2011

Virtualization Exam 70-659 Training

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Author: johnbake-msft Date: 09/22/2011

TechNet Radio: IT Time–Tips and Tricks for setting up Windows Deployment Services (Part 2 of 3)

We’re here with Part 2 of our Tips and Tricks for Windows Deployment Services and in this episode...

Author: johnbake-msft Date: 09/21/2011

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