Free Ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

If you work with Hyper-V, you very well also use System Center to manage it.  If you do not use System Center, you should download this free ebook and give it a review. We’re happy to announce a new free ebook – Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 by Mitch Tulloch with Symon Perriman and…


Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012R2 Available

We have published the last release of the Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions with support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Please update your current Hyper-V MPE 2012 with this latest release from Codeplex. Hyper-V Management Pack Extensions 2012 / 2012 R2 http://hypervmpe2012.codeplex.com/ New features on release 1.0.1.282 Support for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Hyper-V…


MMS 2013 Hands On Labs Available

A few months ago we held the annual 2013 Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas. As in years past, the event sold out quickly and it was a very busy week. To everyone that attended, our sincere thanks.  As a recap, the below blog gives you the list of available sessions online to view that…


Two new Hyper-V Books available from Microsoft Press

Microsoft Press released two new titles for IT pros who work with the Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V virtualization platform: https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/optimizing-and-troubleshooting-hyper-v-networking-9780735679009 https://www.microsoftpressstore.com/store/optimizing-and-troubleshooting-hyper-v-storage-9780735678989 These scenario-focused titles provide concise technical guidance and insights for troubleshooting and optimizing networking and storage with Hyper-V. Written by experienced virtualization professionals, these little books pack a lot of value into a few…


Sessions from MMS 2013 Now Available

Greetings High Availability fans.  I thought I would start creating a blog for a subset of the videos/sessions available at each of the conferences that Microsoft has throughout the year.  These sessions will be available and will deal with topics that are discussed here on multiple Microsoft Blogs.  There are numerous other sessions if you…


Looking for Windows Server 2012 Clustering and Hyper-V Hotfixes?

In a previous blog, it was discussed on where you can get a list of the Failover Clustering and Hyper-V hotfixes for Windows Server 2008 R2. Looking for Windows Server 2008 R2 Cluster and Hyper-V Hotfixes? http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2013/02/15/looking-for-windows-server-2008-r2-cluster-and-hyper-v-hotfixes.aspx In this blog, we give the links to newly released hotfixes for Failover Clustering and Hyper-V so you…


FREE: Online Microsoft Virtual Academy Virtualization Jump Start Classes

The IT Pro Evangelism team, Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft Virtual Academy are pleased to announce the next Jump Start courses! Introduction to Hyper-V This one-day live event is designed for IT Pros experienced in virtualization (i.e., VMware) but in need of learning how to leverage Hyper-V to perform essential tasks in the Windows Server…


Error in Failover Cluster Manager after install of KB2750149

On Tuesday, January 8, the below recommended fix was released and available on Windows Update for Windows .NET Framework 4.5. 2750149 An update is available for the .NET Framework 4.5 in Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Server 2012 When installing this update to a Windows 2012 Cluster Server, you will receive the below error…