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Part 2: Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS – Federated Web SSO

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series on how to deploy a complete end-to-end Federated Web SSO solution using Windows Server 2012's R2 AD FS role and …

How-to create a scale out file server (SOFS) with #scvmm #sysctr

This post is a quick guide on how to create a Scale Out File Server using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 starting from existing …

Script to Download All the TechEd NA 2014 Videos and Slides - msdigest.net - by Peter Schmidt [MVP & MCSM]

<b>– when they are all available!</b><p>TechEd NA 2014 – Day 3 is halfway done and a lot of the sessions from TechEd North America 2014 is already available …

Be an Early Expert in Hybrid Cloud – Microsoft Azure, Azure Stack, Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V and System Center 2016

Azure Managed VM Images provide a great way to capture customizations to a base Virtual Machine that can be reused over-and-over as a custom image – …

Windows Server

Managing Azure Services with the Microsoft Azure Automation Preview Service

<b>Posted on behalf of Eamon O’Reilly, Principal Program Manager, Automation & Integration</b><p>Last week, we released a preview service of Microsoft Azure …

New book: Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration

We’re pleased to announce the availability of <i>Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration</i> (9780735682573), by William R. …

A World of Scripts at your Fingertips – Introducing Script Browser

<Today we have a guest blog entry from Microsoft Customer Services & Support and the Garage><p><i>Update: Version 1.1 of the Script Browser is out. Check</i> …

ScottGu's Blog - Azure Updates: Web Sites, VMs, Mobile Services, Notification Hubs, Storage, VNets, Scheduler, AutoScale and More

It has been a really busy last 10 days for the Azure team. This blog post quickly recaps a few of the significant enhancements we’ve made. These …

Protected Networks in Windows Server 2012 R2

One of the new features in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is the concept of a protected network:<p>In Windows Server 2012 R2 any network adapter that …

Using PowerShell 4.0 DSC to Control Configuration Drift

<b>Summary</b>: Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, talks about using DSC in Windows PowerShell 4.0 to control configuration drift.<p>Microsoft Scripting Guy, …

Definitive Guide to Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures

Back in May 2011, I posted a blog called Definitive Guide to Hyper-V Networking Optimizations, which in fact was a tribute and pointer to the blog …

Virtualization

Setting up Windows Azure Active Directory ACS to provide identities to Windows Azure Pack

Authentication in Windows Azure Pack follows Claims-based principles and works with a customized ASP.Net Membership provider based Tenant …

Designing Scale-Out File Server: Disks, Networking, and More

In part one of this series, I discussed how Microsoft (or you) could use SANs or Storage Spaces with JBODs to implement a <b>Scale-Out File Server</b> …

Cloud Computing

Shutting down your Azure Virtual Machines during non-working hours

I have a few Azure accounts which I use for labs, mainly virtual machines running various applications such as System Center. It works great but I …

#MVPBUZZ CloudOS Roadshow : Microsoft Hyper-V Recovery Manager in #WindowsAzure #Hyperv #SCVMM

Here you see a quick overview of Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager.<p>Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager is for Disaster Recovery of Data …

Managing Windows Azure with SMA

Hello readers, Jim Britt and Victor Arzate here. This time we will show you how you can manage Windows Azure services via Service Management …

Windows Azure Pack Architecture

Some days ago I wrote about Windows Azure Pack which basically brings Windows Azure Services to your datacenter on top of Windows Server and System …

Step-By-Step: Enabling Hyper-V for use on Windows 8.1

Ensure that hardware virtualization support is turned on in the BIOS settings.<p>Save the BIOS settings and boot up the machine normally,<p>At the <i>Start</i> …

Windows Server 2012 Cluster Aware Updating In Action

You might have noticed that Microsoft recently released some important hotfixes for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Clusters. These are You cannot add …

PowerTip: Use DSC to Remediate a Server

<b>Summary</b>: Use Windows PowerShell 4.0 DSC to easily remediate a server.<p>How can I see what has been fixed on the server before I re-apply a DSC …

Building Clouds | …building hybrid clouds that can support any device from anywhere

Microsoft Teams, announced earlier today, is a new platform for chat based communication. I was very happy to see the Connectors available including …

PowerTip: Find Help for PowerShell DSC

<b>Summary</b>: Learn how to find Help for Windows PowerShell 4.0 DSC.<p>How can I find Help that is related to Windows PowerShell 4.0 Desired State …

IT Training

Ask Premier Field Engineering (PFE) Platforms

Hello Paul Bergson back again, and I wanted to bring up another security topic. There has been a lot of work by enterprises to protect their …

Skype is now available in HD for every Outlook.com customer

Last year, we announced that Skype was available for Outlook.com customers in several countries around the globe, bringing two of the world’s largest …