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2015 Microsoft Virtual MVP Conference – Session Highlight #3

The System Center stack has come a long way and has even more great improvements coming down the pipe in 2016.  Pete has been doing working with the System Center suite for a long time and knows his stuff about … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Keeping Your Tech Skills Current!

The SearchServerVirtualization.com Advisory Board was asked to give our views on what we do to stay current.  This is a question that I get asked quite often.  Here are my go to resources as well as resources others on the … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Old OS Past It’s Born On Date = Bad AfterTaste

This month’s Advisory Board article focused on whether there is still an appropriate use case for continuing to use old, unsupported, software.  Naturally the topic of the Windows Server 2003 End of Support date (7/14/2015) approaching was hot on everyone’s … Continue reading

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Quick Tip: Quick and Dirty on When You Should Use Hyper-V Snapshots/Checkpoints.

You should create a snapshot, or checkpoint (as they are called in System Center Virtual Machine Manager), right before you make any known change to your VM that would require some sort of system or application restore if the configuration, … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Feature Shortcomings

This is part two of my take on what is still missing from the next version of Hyper-V.  To read part one, go HERE.  The storage architecture of Windows Server 2012 has come a long way to benefit Hyper-V 3.0, … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V missing features and potential fixes

Don’t get me wrong, Hyper-V within Windows Server 2012 includes some excellent additions. But, with every release, there are bound to be a few features that miss the cut.  My recent article looks at a few of these features that … Continue reading

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Recent Article: Ten Easy Ways to Extend Virtual Host Resources on the Cheap

These days, many IT professionals are asked to do more with less money, and increasing the efficiency of your virtual host resources may be the only answer in lean budgetary times. Luckily, there are numerous ways to squeeze more VMs … Continue reading

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