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:


2x Client

Clean interface, simple connection settings, really enoyed it.


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.




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 -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.



Happy New Year 2013!


It’s the end of a year filled of dreams, disillusions
and hope.

Some dreams will change, disillusions will be part of the past but not
forgotten and hope is renewed.

Happy 2013 everyone!!



Great study resource for MCSA

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

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.

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!

First things first

The path to certification is long and requires time and a lot of work.

But the first setps are already done:

Install Windows Server 2012 Evaluation on my T61p, and then get some VHD’s running on it.

Lets see how well it will handle the abuse!