Sample chapter: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services: Virtual Machine and Site Resilience

This lesson from Training Guide: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 Services explains different techniques to move virtual machines from one Hyper-V server to another, whether it is a node in the same cluster, another Hyper-V server in the same site, or to a Hyper-V server hosting a replica in another country or on another…


New book: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage

We’re happy to announce the availability of Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage (ISBN 978-0-7356-7898-9) by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server team. You can buy your copy from The Microsoft Press Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. At 152 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, troubleshooting and tuning…


New book: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking

We’re happy to announce the availability of Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking (ISBN 978-0-7356-7900-9) by Mitch Tulloch and the Windows Server team. You can buy your copy from The Microsoft Press Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. At 132 pages, this short book is a timely reference for anyone who is configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting…


RTM’d today: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking

We’re happy to announce that Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Networking (ISBN 978-0-7356-7900-9) has shipped! This ebook (also available in print) will be available soon. Preorder your ebook or print copy of this title here. You can also preorder the print copy here or here. At 132 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for anyone…


RTM’d today: Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage

We’re happy to announce that Optimizing and Troubleshooting Hyper-V Storage(ISBN 978-0-7356-7898-9) has shipped! This ebook (also available in print) will be available soon. Preorder your ebook or print copy of this title here. You can also preorder the print copy here, here, or here. At 152 pages, this short ebook is a timely reference for…

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Free ebook preview: “Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model”

Greetings. You might already know that we now and then publish free ebooks on new technologies. (There are 13 here.) Today we’d like to share a preview of a free ebook that will be available in July: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model, by Marc Farley. Below is Chapter 1, which introduces the ebook’s…


From the MVPs: Hyper-V Blitz (hv_blitz) Inventory Tool

Here’s the 17th post in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). (Click the “MVPs” tag in the right column to see the rest.) Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge, real-world experience, and impartial and objective…

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Jump Start class: Not too late to register for class on December 1, 2011

Still time to register! Course: Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start Target Audience: IT Pros with some Microsoft Virtualization experience who want to be sure they’re ready to pass exam 70-659 Instructors: Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Symon Perriman & Microsoft Technical Instructor, Philip Helsel Cost: $99 (includes an exam voucher valued at…


Now available: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0

You can find the next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0—here. And here’s a description of MAP 6.0’s new features and benefits from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team (on Twitter @MSSolutionAccel): Analyze your portfolio of applications for a move to the Windows Azure Platform. Are you considering a move to the public…


New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is one of the hottest technologies today, despite a very tough economy. According to a recent IDC study, spending on virtualization is expected to approach $15 billion worldwide this year. The study estimates that over three-quarters of all companies with more than 500 employees are deploying virtual servers. A strong growth in virtualization…

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