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It is that time of year again! We wanted to reach out to you and invite speakers and sponsors to this year's Virtualization Deep Dive Day event. As usual, all of the 15+ sessions will be recorded and made available to all attendees, live and virtual. The 4th annual Deep Dive Day conference is scheduled for Saturday, March 10th at "The Lantana", in Randolph, MA. We invite you to join us as a Speaker and/or Sponsor at this must attend event that kicks off with Keynote and world famous Brian Madden who is sure to attract a crowd. After that it's a day of technology and solutions deep dive sessions. This is an annual event hosted by the Virtualization Group Boston (www.virtg.com), a user group focused on virtualization and cloud computing. We would love the opportunity for our audience to see and hear about the solutions your company brings to these technology areas. P... (more)

How to Log Off, Shutdown, Sleep & Restart Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

Log Off (Log Out) of Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete then select Sign Out Log Off of Terminal Session on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 If you are connected via RDP (Remote Desktop Client) Press Ctrl-Alt-End then select Sign Out You will notice on the screen you can also LOCK the computer or bring up task manager To Shutdown,  Sleep, or restart Press WindowKey + C {for the Charms menu} - Settings - Press the Power button on the popup menu and pick either sleep, restart or shutdown Please Watch my blog http://itproguru.com for many more tips. Build Your L... (more)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Is Here, What Is It and Where Is Here?

Windows Server 2012 R2 entered a new Milestone on Friday Oct 18, 2013. It was released for General Availability (GA) which means anyone and everyone can now get there hands on it.  It can be purchased, used in production and is fully supported.  However there was no massive launch campaign around this monumental milestone for what is now the latest and greatest operating system Microsoft has to offer.  Is the new product worthy of an upgrade? How can the new product help me in my business?  Where do I get it?  How to install it?  What should I be looking at when I kick the tires?... (more)

Thirty-One Days of Servers (VMs) in the Cloud

Happy New Year!!!! For the New Year all of my IT Pro teammates across the country wanted to get together and talk about 31 things we love and want to teach about having Servers (VMs) in the Cloud.  Throughout this month we are going to be talking about Windows Azure IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).  Windows Azure now offers a new feature currently in customer preview called Virtual Machines & Virtual Networks.  This new functionality provides Windows Azure with an IaaS (Cloud) platform for you to deploy your own virtual machines.  In Windows Azure IaaS you can easily deploy an... (more)

Microsoft Virtual Academy

Are you interested in more free Microsoft training? If so, pay attention... Microsoft Virtual Academy Microsoft Virtual Academy allows you to Improve your IT skill set and help advance your career with a free, easy to access training portal. Learn at your own pace, focusing on Microsoft technologies, gain points and get recognition. There are lots of topics and tracks to choose from. Some of the topics you will find: Clustering Windows Client Private Cloud Hyper-V Office 365 Public Cloud System Center Virtual Machine Manager... IaaS Windows Phone Virtualization PaaS Window... (more)