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Just in case you haven’t been paying attention, we (Microsoft) just announced the release to manufacturer (RTM) timing for both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. They are both on track to RTM during the first week of August!! For further details...(read more ) ... (more)

Configure Mac for Windows 8 & Windows Phone Development Using Parallels 8

Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows and the dev tools on your Mac Summary Learn how to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows8 and Microsoft Visual Studio Express2012 for Windows8 on your Mac. In this article What you'll need Step 1: Install Parallels Desktop Step 2: Set up Parallels Desktop Step 3: Install Windows8 Step 4: Install Visual Studio Express2012 for Windows8 Related resources Follow these steps to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8 and Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on your Mac. What you'll need You'll need the following to use Parallels Deskt... (more)

Virtualization Certification(s) - Is It Really Worth It?

First, let me say that I am a big proponent of technical certifications. That is the reason why I have my Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator and MCITP Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2007 and 2010. Once upon a time, I also had my Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE (precursor to MCITP), CNI and CNE. Recently, I passed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization (Exam 70-659) and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Exam 70-400). I plan to get my MCITP Virtualization Administrator so I'll need to ... (more)

4 New TechNet Virtual Labs available for System Center 2012 Products

It has been a little while since the System Center vNext Virtual Labs were updated.  So it is indeed good news that as of yesterday, the TechNet Virtual Lab team released the following four new Virtual Labs for System Center 2012. TechNet Virtual...(read more ) ... (more)

Right Sizing Virtual Machines – Is It Really Important?

I have talked about Virtualization and how to configure Virtual Machines (VMs) for quite some time now.  I’m sure every IT Professional on the planet has played with some form of virtualization or other by now as well.  I think by now, we all...(read more) ... (more)