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Good Day Folks! I just learned that we have some brand new virtual labs on the Microsoft Technet site. With most of the System Center 2012 products in Beta or RC status now, it is a great opportunity to start working with products that should be feature...(read more ) ... (more)

TechNet Radio: How Microsoft IT Streamlined PCI Compliance….

I recently interviewed Principal Security Architect Man Nguyen for TechNet radio to discuss how Microsoft IT created a process to track, manage and report PCI compliance at Microsoft. This was performed by leveraging System Center , Windows Server and...(read more ) ... (more)

31 Days of Servers in the Cloud: Introduction to Windows Azure Add-Ons from the Windows Azure Store….

For this installment in the 31 Days of Servers in the Cloud, I want to spend some time introducing you to the Windows Azure Store and Windows Azure Add-Ons. Much like we can do with our on-premise servers, be that physical or virtual, getting the server...(read more ) ... (more)

Part 11 - Migration and Deployment: Windows Azure as a PaaS….Now Live….

Windows Azure. When most people hear this, they think of it as a platform for running web based and mobile applications. Up until now that has pretty much been the case. However, if you have not check out Windows Azure recently, then you have not seen...(read more ) ... (more)

VMware or Microsoft: When it comes to hypervisors does size really matter?

    The Hyper-V vs. vSphere Hypervisor Footprint War Continues   When it comes to hypervisors does size really matter?  In the ongoing “footprint war” between Hyper-V 2012 and vShpere ESXi 5.1, the key is to be smaller, smaller attack...(read more ) ... (more)