Can your hardware run Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows 8 and Server 2012?

Note: Learned after this post that SLAT is only *required* for Client Hyper-V on Windows 8... not Server 2012. Awesome! You may be running Hyper-V great on Windows Server 2008 »

My Take on Windows Server 2012 Licensing FAQ

Here's the licensing summary and the long official licensing FAQ, but I've tried to summarize the important stuff. I find the new licensing much easier to understand then ever before »

TechEd North America 2012: What You Missed

Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012, Visual Studio 2012, Windows Azure updates, and more. TechEd is about “what’s next” for Microsoft System Admins (they call us IT »

MMS 2012: What You Missed

My post at, a great Windows Admin resource. »

Why Is IIS Host Name Greyed On Site Binding Using Wildcard SSL?

Likely because your SSL Certificate Friendly Name is the field used for IIS to determine if it's a Wildcard. If your Common Name is * and in the IIS »

RDP Exploit is Coming - Patch All Windows Now

I'm posting this info to do "my part" to ensure the word gets out on this Windows OS Internet-exploitable vulnerability.  I can count on one hand the times I've had »