Category Archives: Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 10 Deployment And Management Lab Kit December 2016 Update

Head on over to the TechNet Evaluation Center to grab the latest release of the Windows 10 Deployment and Management Lab Kit, which provides you with a hands-on lab environment for evaluating the latest Microsoft products and tools available for managing your Windows 10 deployment. The kit includes: Lab environment The lab includes the latest evaluation versions of: Windows 10 Enterprise, Version 1607 System Center Configuration Manager 1511 Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit for Windows 10, version 1607 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

APAC MVP Windows 10 Webinar Series – Week 2

This Thursday, at 1pm Sydney time, I’ll be presenting the second webinar in the MVP series that kicked last week. You can register here, but for more information keep reading. Preparing your environment and deploying Windows 10 Webinar link will be provided in the registration confirmation email. This webinar is a part of the Windows 10 webinar series, find out more about the series and related webinars here. Webinar description Windows 10 is designed to give you the smoothest Operating

Microsoft Specialist – 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise – Exam Now Live

Overnight I received notification that the results were in for those who sat the beta version of the 70-398 Planning For And Managing Devices In The Enterprise, and thankfully I’d managed to get through. One of the hardest parts of preparing for beta exams is that you don’t have much to go by in terms of specific preparation content. More often than not in my case it turns into a somewhat chaotic effort to pull together a diverse range of resources that

RDS Enhancements in Windows Server 2016

Again, just a quick post to highlight some resources for upcoming courses I’ll be delivering. These are sessions from Ignite last year, and also cover the RDS deployment and best practices. RDS Improvements in the Next Version of Windows Server In the next release of Windows Server we have made significant performance and API investments in RemoteFX. If you’re interested in understanding the value of Hyper-V VDI for your organization, this session provides you an in-depth look into the key

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 3

In the previous two posts I covered Hyper-V Manager and creating a Generation 1 virtual machine, in this post I’ll cover creating a Generation 2 VM, as well as a quick look at support for production checkpoints. I’ll start with the creation of Generation 2 VM, and highlight some of the differences. The initial stages of the New Virtual Machine Wizard are the same as we don’t specify which generation the VM is at this point. For the sake of

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 2

In Part 1 of this series I introduced Hyper-V Manager and some of the things you should do prior to creating virtual machines, including configuring the Hyper-V settings and creating the required virtual networks. In Part 2 I will cover the basics of creating new virtual machines, with a focus on Generation 1 virtual machines before covering Generation 2 virtual machines in the next post. This difference is important to know if you have to have VM portability between different

Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows 10 Part 1

Hyper-V has been included with the Windows Pro and Enterprise clients since Windows 8, replacing Windows 7’s Virtual PC and XP Mode capabilities, and has continued to gain more capabilities as time goes on. With the ever increasing rise in usage of Hyper-V in Windows Server environments, it provides a great way to get a working knowledge of many of the capabilities in the server and standalone editions on your desktop PC, laptop or tablet without installing a server operating

Windows Server 2016 Essentials TP3 Integration With Azure Virtual Networks Part 3

In the previous two posts I configured an Azure Virtual Network from inside of Windows Server 2016 Essentials Technical Preview 3 and then built a Windows Server virtual machine inside of that virtual network, and then joined it to the on-premises domain. In this post I’ll focus on how you can now leverage Server Manager to perform management tasks on that remote server. I have Server Manager open in my on-premises Essentials installation, and as you can see the roles

Download The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10

To help ease remote server management, you can download and install Remote Server Administration Tools. Remote Server Administration Tools includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell® cmdlets and providers, and some command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server. Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10 includes support for remote management of computers that are running the Server Core installation option or the Minimal Server Interface configuration of Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview,

March Training Events – Business Anywhere

Next month I’ll be delivering the following events in three locations around Australia. Good news for SMB partners is the Enterprise Mobility Suite has been added to the official content, so if you are looking for an introduction to that, this would be a place great to start. Learn to build and deliver solutions that help small and midsize organizations enable the mobile workforce, while ensuring better-managed devices and access control. This course will cover a range of the latest


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