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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. I issue no guarantees on my ability to correctly read a Microsoft licensing document: Server 2012 only has two editions…

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 Pros) and Developers. It’s the biggest U.S. Microsoft conference every summer and has over 600 sessions in 5…

MMS 2012: What You Missed

My post at 4sysops.com, a great Windows Admin resource.…

Lync 2010 Virtualization Support Summary

Taken from the Deployment Guide and the Server Virtualization Guide: If you decide to go virtual, Lync only supports Hyper-V R2 or ESX 4.0 platforms. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is NOT supported as "A number of enhancements that are critical for running virtualized Lync Server media workloads were implemented…

Share Your Paid Wifi with Friends

Ever been in a hotel, airport, coffee shop, or some place that you pay per computer to use their Wireless Internet?  Windows 7 has a new feature “Virtual Wifi” that lets you use your wireless as if it was multiple wireless NIC’s, but why do we care? …

Quickest Way to install SQL 2008 on Windows Server 2008 R2

From KB 955392 there’s lot of info there, but the quickest “one time” install method is to follow “Procedure 1: Basic slipstream steps” Install the .NET Framework 3.5.1 feature Download the SQL SP1 service pack Expand the service pack by using 7zip or the command SQLServer2008SP1-KB968369-x64-ENU.exe…