Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email (florian_klaffenbach@dell.com) or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!


Featured Posts of the Week!

Top Virtualization Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Do I Use Public Cloud -OR- Private Cloud? Why Does It Have To Be One Or The Other? by Aidan Finn

Shared Virtual Disks in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Maximizes TCO/ROI by Didier van Hoye

Storage Tiering – The missing link in the datacenter by Kristian Nese 


 

Azure

#Windows #Azure updates new options #SSL #Biztalk #Credits $200 #msteched #tee13 by Robert Smit

TechEd NA: Enabling On-Premises IaaS Solutions with the Windows Azure Pack by Aidan Finn 

 

Exchange

Creating backup tasks for Snapmanager for Exchange using a script by Johan Veldhuis 

 

Events

Meine TechEd 2013 Session Favoriten by Carsten Rachfahl

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview #WS2012R2 #msteched by Robert Smit

TechEdNA 2013 – Application Availability Strategies for the Private Cloud by Aidan Finn 

 

Hyper-V

Do I Use Public Cloud -OR- Private Cloud? Why Does It Have To Be One Or The Other? by Aidan Finn

Top Virtualization Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Feature List Glossary by Aidan Finn

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is Announced by Aidan Finn

Complete VM Mobility Across The Data Center with SMB 3.0, RDMA, Multichannel & Windows Server 2012 (R2) by Didier van Hoye

Shared Virtual Disks in Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Maximizes TCO/ROI by Didier van Hoye

Still Need To Optimizing Power Settings On DELL 12th Generation Servers For Lightning Fast Hyper-V Live Migrations? by Didier van Hoye

Cisco Nexus 1000v for Hyper-V now available for download by Thomas Maurer

Virtual Machine Backup and Recovery: Five Critical Decisions – Video by Thomas Maurer 

 

Lync Server

Book: Mastering Lync Server 2013 by Aidan Finn 

 

PowerShell

Getting Physical with PowerShell by Adam Driscoll

PowerShell function to convert time to UTC format by Jeff Wouters

Browse TrainSignal Courses with PowerShell by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun: It’s PowerShell, Baby! by Jeffery Hicks

#PSTip Provide CapsLock status in Read-Host prompt by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Refresh the PSModulePath environment variable without re-opening console by Ravikanth Chaganti 

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager

#Microsoft Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Deployment Guide #sysctr #SCVMM #Hyperv #WS2012by James van den Berg

TechEd 2013: System Center 2012 R2–Virtual Machine Manager by Aidan Finn

TechEd 2013: How To Design & Configure Networking In VMM (Part 1) by Aidan Finn

TechEd 2013: How To Design & Configure Networking In VMM (Part 2) by Aidan Finn

SCVMM – Not just a sysprep tool for your virtual machines anymore! by Kristian Nese 

 

SQL Server

#PSTip List all endpoints in a SQL deployment by Ravikanth Chaganti

#PSTip Check if a SQL endpoint exists or not by Ravikanth Chaganti 

 

Windows Client

Install Microsoft .Net Framework 3.5 “offline” in Windows 8 by Romeo Mlinar 

 

Windows Server Core

Event Notes – What’s New In Windows Server 2012 R2? by Aidan Finn

What’s New In Windows Server 2012 R2 Networking by Aidan Finn

Windows Server 2012 SMB 3.0 File Shares: An Overview by Aidan Finn

TechEd NA 2013–Storage Spaces Performance by Aidan Finn

A Converged Networks Design For SMB 3.0 Storage & SMB Direct Live Migration by Aidan Finn

TechEd NA 2013 – Software Defined Storage In Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 by Aidan Finn

Storage Tiering – The missing link in the datacenter by Kristian Nese