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A short piece that I wrote on this year’s TechEd on the Gold Coast is now live on 4sysops, you can read it here.

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My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 3 covers VM storage options and enhancements, along with the new Shared VHDX support. Read it here.

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My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 2 covers Live Migration enhancements, better support for Linux VMs and Hyper-V improvements. Read it here.

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My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 1 covers the new Generation 2 VM type, enhanced VM interaction and automatic activation of VMs running on an activated Datacenter edition of Windows Server 2012 R2. Read it here.

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The last part of my article series is now finally available at virtualizationreview.com. This is the part where I compare Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 (NOT R2) with vSphere 5.1 and the accompanying management tools. Read it here and I’m looking forward to your comments.

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If you’d like to try out System Center 2012 SP1 but think that setting up eight servers and installing all the prerequisites is a tall order, have a look at my review of PDT at 4sysops, here.

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The final part of this short 3 part series looks at the advancements in Windows Server 2012 that applies to SMBs and thus makes Essentials better, such as Direct Access. I also cover the Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps for accessing and managing the server, read it here

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Hot on the heels of part 1 (covering Installation, the console and licensing) of my review of Windows Server 2012 Essentials comes part 2 which covers integration with on premises systems as well as integration with Office 365.

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After some months in the publishing queue, my in-depth look at the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is now live on Technet Magazine. This part 1 deals with networking enhancements, the second and final part will deal with all the other improvements to scalability, storage and management.

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It’s been a while since I had a series on 4Sysops – part 1 of my review of Windows Server 2012 Essentials is now live here. Windows Server 2012 Essentials (and the recently announced Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2) is the replacement for the SBS “all in one” solution for small businesses.

Enjoy! And thanks for your time and energy in reading my blog.

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