Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmUsing the 4 easy steps provided in this article, you’ll be able to activate a FREE Windows Azure Trial Subscription, suitable for building your Lab in the Cloud for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux without the need for local on-premises lab hardware.  This trial subscription provides a tremendous opportunity to gain hands-on experience with … Continue reading Step-by-Step: Get up to $200 in FREE Cloud Services with a Windows Azure Trial Subscription

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmComing to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning (otherwise known as “IT Camps”) from now through mid-October. Here is the complete event description: Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros You CAN … Continue reading Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the US

Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

UPDATE: The FULL list of our events for September and October is now live.  Go to THIS BLOG POST instead. -Kevin http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmComing to a town near you, our four IT Pro Evangelists in the US Central Region (Brian Lewis, Keith Mayer, Matt Hester, and Moi) are delivering free, in-person, hands-on learning; otherwise known as “IT … Continue reading Road Trip! FREE Microsoft Windows Azure Events in the Central US (September Edition)

VMware or Microsoft?–Auto-Balance your Workloads

Automated server workload balancing for heterogeneous private clouds. “Wow.  That’s a mouthful.” And it’s also a pretty useful set of functionality. Consider VMware’s Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM).  Those capabilities (available with the vSphere Enterprise and Enterprise Plus editions) provide the ability to automatically move live workloads (VMs) around and among … Continue reading VMware or Microsoft?–Auto-Balance your Workloads

Configuring PowerShell for Windows Azure

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmSo, you’ve got your Windows Azure subscription all set up (and if you don’t you can set up a FREE TRIAL HERE), and now you want to use PowerShell to work with your Windows Azure-based resources.  In case you weren’t aware, Microsoft provides a Windows Azure PowerShell module for scripted management of Windows Azure services. … Continue reading Configuring PowerShell for Windows Azure

31 Days of our Favorite Things: Wield the POWER of the SHELL with PowerShell Script Snippets. (Part 11 of 31)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmToday in our "31 Days of our Favorite Things", my friend and colleague Matt Hester has posted an article about a little-known improvement in the newest version of PowerShell: Script Snippets“PowerShell Script Snippets?  It’s fun to say.  But I’ve never heard of these before.  What are they?That’s what Matt is going to tell you.  But … Continue reading 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Wield the POWER of the SHELL with PowerShell Script Snippets. (Part 11 of 31)

31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 and the shell of POWER! (Part 3 of 31)

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htmIn today’s installment of our "31 Days of our Favorite Things" in Windows Server 2012, Matt Hester summarizes the key benefits, plus a couple of really slick improvements available with PowerShell in its newest form.  He specifically focuses on just a couple of his favorites: PowerShell History, and the new Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE), and … Continue reading 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 and the shell of POWER! (Part 3 of 31)

Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Chuck Norris and PowerShell Scripting

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm I received this question at a TechNet Event IT Camp in Minneapolis a few months ago… Can Chuck Norris write PowerShell scripts?  Naturally.  And only he can run his PowerShell scripts under MS-DOS 6.1. It’s a little know fact that, after codename “Monad”, rather than “PowerShell”, the name was originally going to be “NorrisShell”. … Continue reading Full of I.T. Shark Week!: Chuck Norris and PowerShell Scripting

I want to learn PowerShell. Where are the sample scripts?

http://mschnlnine.vo.llnwd.net/d1/inetpub/kevinremde/KROmniture.htm“Kevin, I just want to start using it with some already-built examples.  That’s how I learn best.” You’re in luck!  The PowerShell Script Explorer Release Candidate was just, um.. released.  Here’s the description from the download page: Microsoft® Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell® (Release Candidate) helps scripters find Windows PowerShell scripts, snippets, modules, and how-to … Continue reading I want to learn PowerShell. Where are the sample scripts?