Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server 2012’

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V – Overview of Generation 2 VM’s

With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 comes many great new features, including a improved virtual machine named generation 2. Generation 2 virtual machines provide quite a few enhancements across the spectrum of Hyper-V VM technology. Perhaps most notable is the removal of legacy emulated hardware. Removal of the legacy network adapter, IDE controller, […]

SCCM 2012 R2 Multiple Deployment Types BUG

Being able to create multiple application deployment types with Configuration Manager is a great feature. This gives you the ability to have one application  built to suite many deployment needs, such as MSI, Script, AppV, Citrix or multiple languages. While this is a great feature there is one issue with the new release of Configuration […]

Setting up a Recommendation Engine (Mahout) on Windows Azure

A Brief Background In my previous posts I have walked through setting up Hadoop on Windows Azure using HDInsight.  Hadoop is an extremely powerful distributed computing platform with the ability to process terabytes of data.  Many of the situations when you hear the term “Big Data”, Hadoop is the enabler.  One of the complications with […]

How to: Setting up an HDInsight Hadoop cluster in Windows Azure

Edit: Part 3 using Mahout here In my previous post I described the basics of HDInsight on Windows Azure and an example of what a Hadoop cluster can do for you. Without further delay, lets build a cluster!  If you don’t already have a Windows Azure account go here and sign up (it’s free!!) Setup […]

Dev/Test in the cloud with Windows Azure

Windows Azure is a great environment for your applications. It can also house applications that aren’t ready to be consumed by your clients whether internal or external to your organization. What makes this more compelling is that as of June you now pay by the minute vs. by the hour for compute as well as […]

11 Things Microsoft is Actually Doing Right

Thanks to @lizasisler for point this out to me.  Frederic Paul at CIO.com has a nice slideshow on 11 Things Microsoft is Doing Right.  Like Frederic, I prefer to focus on the positive and mention areas where there is room for improvement. Frankly, no major company lacks opportunity to improve in many different ways so […]

Previews on Windows Azure

The velocity of release for Microsoft development and infrastructure products can be at times overwhelming, especially if you’re trying to keep up. Microsoft has done something to help reduce the time to get the new offerings up and running. On Windows Azure they provide several pre-configured images to allow you to get started using the […]

Important Server 2012 ARR Hotfix for Lync

With Forefront TMG discontinued and Forefront UAG not supported for all Lync scenarios (hint, hint:  mobility), customers will be increasingly looking at deploying ARR to serve as their reverse proxy solution for Lync.  The good news is that ARR is fully capable and supported for the reverse proxy role; the bad news is that ARR is still […]

Microsoft Windows Intune Wave E

Microsoft came out with Windows  Intune Wave D not to long ago, and now are alreay touting a new version, I am assuming it will be E or Version 5. From what I have been seeing, this iteration is part of a larger set of product updates that are coming through the end of the year. System Center R2, […]

SCCM 2012 Hierarchy Demystified

With the introduction to System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Microsoft introduced changes in the Hierarchy from 2007. It can be a very tedious task to dig through all the TechNet articles to try and figure out how you should architect your SCCM 2012 deployment. A lot of the information out there leads you right back […]

Lync Server 2013 Interop – Debunking the Myths

It is quite obvious the big market players are competing to own the “Unified Communications” space.  I put quotes around Unified Communications because that definition seems to vary depending on who you talk to.  Big name players such as Microsoft, Cisco, Avaya, Siemens, Polycom, the list goes on, have taken strides to create their own […]

Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure New Features

VDI has been around for years now, and there are a few companies that have been strong in this sector. There have always been many factors, why everyone does not use VDI solutions and have kept people from jump on the bandwagon, Cost, Ease of Deployment, Management, Video streaming capability’s….and the list goes on. I […]

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