FREE ebook on Windows Server 2012

 



 


Here’s a free eBook on Windows Server 2012, which has been out there for a while now.


But if like me you are just now preparing for your certifications then its a great resource.


You can grab your self a copy in one of these formats:


 


PDF - Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook


EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format


MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)


PS: its also available for free at the Kindle Store for Android, iPhone and Windows Phone

Nice RDP apps for Android and iPhone


There’s nothing like sitting at the couch watching TV and having a tablet or a smartphone on one hand where you can RDP your VM’s and launch a live migration to an SMB file share :)


Well I’ve trying out some apps on Android and iPhone (still waiting on my WP8 phone) and here are my recomendations:


Android:


2x Client


Clean interface, simple connection settings, really enoyed it.


iPhone:


Remote Desktop


Also simple to connect, very fluid to navigate.


Too bad it has ads and the screen doesnt rotate automatically when you rotate your iPhone.

Create a Windows Server 2012 Bootable VHD


 


This post is just a quick note to let you know about a great post by Harold Wong that describes in a simple way and in just a few easy to follow steps how to create a bootable Windows 8 VHD.


The whole process is valid for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 or higher hosts and although the original post describes how to create a Windows 8 bootable VHD, the process is pretty much the for Windows Server 2012.


So go ahead and visit the post here.


Enjoy!


 


 

Connecting remotely via PowerShell to Office 365


 


Creating a new PowerShell session to administer remotely your Office 365 domains and users couldn’t be easier.


And Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment (ISE) makes it even easier since you can write and save your scripts using a single Windows-based graphic user interface.


To connect remotely to Office 365 just launch a new PowerShell command prompt and execute the following commands:


 


$LiveCred = Get-Credential


$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationName Microsoft.Exchange -ConnectionUri https://ps.outlook.com/powershell/ -Credential $LiveCred -Authentication Basic -AllowRedirection


Import-PSSession $Session




Once you’re done, just close the session using the following command:


Remove-PSSession $Session

 


Alternatively just use the attached script on PowerShell ISE.


 


 

Great study resource for MCSA


Here’s a great and free resource for anyone wanting to take the MCSA certification path:


https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com


The MVA or Microsoft Virtual Academy has some very interesting videos and self assessment tests that will complement your study.


I advise you to start with the Windows Server 2012 Technical overview.


https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/windows-server-2012-technical-overview


Highly recomended!

Ahhhh, NOW I feel like home!


I had to do it!


Microsoft has cleverly designed an intuitive and easy to use interface for touch sensitive devices.


However, I must disagree completly on keeping the same philosophy when it comes to desktops and laptops wihtout a touchscreen.


In my view, the OS should detect the presence of the touchscreen and use the correct UI.


Because quite simply, its terrible to use the W8/Metro interface with a keyboard and mouse setup.


Fortunately there are some companies out there that got this.


For instance Stardock, the very well known Software company in the Windows Mobile era thanks to their Pocket Blinds skinning software, have come up with Start8 which is beautifully made as you can see.


Ahhhh, its nice to have that familiar look and feel all over again!


OH! And it works great on Windows Server 2012!

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