Best Practices For Running Linux on Hyper-V

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Microsoft has a TechNet article where they describe the best practices for Linux VMs running on Hyper-V 2012 or Hyper-V 2012 R2. The article is a list of recommendations for running Linux virtual machine on Hyper-V. (more…)

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How to change default TCP/IP from IPv6 to IPv4?

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Many of us were disabling IPv6 protocol on a system, where it was not used. You can find many blog articles, where people are recommending disabling IPv6 (unfortunately the procedure in most of these articles is not correct). Times are changing, and more organizations are preparing for IPv6 implementation. At…

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Automating the Cloud with Azure Automation

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Check out this course to explore the process of automating the cloud with Azure Automation. Find out how to get started and how to connect to Microsoft Azure. Learn how to import and publish a Connect-Azure runbook, and create and publish your first runbook. Finally, invoke Azure Automation runbooks, and…

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Microsoft Lifecycles, Windows End of Support

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Just recently Microsoft came with its warnings for approaching support deadlines: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/support-reaching-end-2nd Many people I know were confused with differences between Microsoft’s mainstream and extended support. The end of mainstream support in actually not that big of a deal. All it means is Microsoft tells us “Hey, we’ll no longer going to…

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Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Office 365, SharePoint 2013, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more

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FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, Eric Ligman (Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager) has provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks. (more…)

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Finding Latest Versions of Lync and Exchange Hotfixes

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Sometimes you need to quickly find the latest rollup for Exchange 2010 / 2013 or Lync 2010 / 2013. Here is a site that lists the latest Exchange service packs and rollups: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh135098.aspx Lync 2010 / 2013 has a similar site that keeps track of the latest hotfixes and rollups…

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FREE Virtualization – Enjoy Virtualization At No Charge!

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Would you like to take an advantage of the latest Microsoft Hyper-V version 2012 R2? There is no better way to start virtualizing than with this FREE toolkit – an essential combination for every virtualization beginner: Microsoft Hyper-V environment, Backup solution, Virtual storage, and Hyper-V network management. With this free…

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Free Training – Citrix XenApp 7.5 Architecture and New Features

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A free training is available from Citrix Training. This course introduces the Citrix XenApp 7.5 technology. Students will explore the key components required in a XenApp 7.5 implementation, the new FMA-based architecture, as well as key use cases. Other topics covered include design implications, VDA registration and Hybrid Cloud Provisioning.…

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OWA for Android Now Available On Select Devices

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At the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in March, Microsoft announced that they’ll be bringing a native OWA mobile app to Android phones. Today, a pre-release of this app is available in the Google Play store. Here are the requirements to use OWA for Android: Your device is running Android 4.4…

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