Sample chapter: Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

This sample chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take advantage of domain-controller virtualization.


Quick news: New Microsoft resources for scripting

Microsoft has just released two new resources to ease IT Pros’ lives. · Script Browser – IT Pros can search, download and manage 9000+ TechNet automation script samples covering almost all Microsoft IT products from within their scripting environment.  Script Browser even supports offline search so users can download all interesting scripts and search them…

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From the MVPs: Copying a virtual machine from one Windows Azure subscription to another with PowerShell

This is the 36th in our series of guest posts by Microsoft Most Valued Professionals (MVPs). You can click the “MVPs” tag in the right column of our blog to see all the articles. Since the early 1990s, Microsoft has recognized technology champions around the world with the MVP Award. MVPs freely share their knowledge,…

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New book: Windows PowerShell Best Practices

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell Best Practices (9780735666498), by Ed Wilson. Purchase from these online retailers: The Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Expert recommendations, pragmatically applied. Automate system administration using Windows PowerShell best practices—and optimize your operational efficiency. With this practical guide, Windows PowerShell…

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Jump Starts: Recorded sessions on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center and PowerShell

Didn’t make it for the live sessions? Don’t worry. You can always find recorded Jump Starts on the latest technologies at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0 – https://aka.ms/pwrshll What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 – http://bit.ly/1clptvt What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 – https://aka.ms/SCVOD

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New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps

Purchase at The Microsoft Press Store Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Get started with this powerful Windows administration tool Automate Windows administration tasks with ease by learning the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0. Led by a Windows PowerShell expert, you’ll learn must-know concepts and techniques through…


Quick news: Jump Start July 18 – Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0

Mark your calendar for a one-day hands-on Jump Start designed to teach busy IT Professionals about this powerful management tool. This is a unique opportunity to learn from the inventor of PowerShell himself:  Jeffrey Snover, together with Jason Helmick, Senior Technologist at Concentrated Technology. IT pros, admins, and help desk persons will learn how to…


New book: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

We’re happy to announce the availability of Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step (ISBN 9780735663398) by scripting expert Ed Wilson! This book is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to automating Windows administration with Windows PowerShell 3.0. Teach yourself the fundamentals of Windows PowerShell 3.0 command line interface and scripting language—one step at a time. This practical…

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Author news: Ed Wilson on how certification changed his life

Long-time Microsoft Press author and Scripting Guy! Ed Wilson, whose latest book on PowerShell—Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step—was just published, recently chatted with Blain Barton at TechNet Radio about the role of Microsoft certification in his career. Enjoy the story here. Ed, who recently passed Exam 70-410, also describes why he keeps his certification…


Special offer: Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step this week

  Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step is part of a special promotion available from our distributor, O’Reilly Media. Save 50% on the ebook version of Ed Wilson’s new version of his popular Step by Step book. This book is currently in prePress stage, meaning that you can order this title’s ebook version and receive…

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