First, let me say that I am a big proponent of technical certifications. That
is the reason why I have my Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
Server Administrator, MCITP Enterprise Administrator and MCITP Enterprise
Messaging Administrator 2007 and 2010. Once upon a time, I also had my
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), MCSE (precursor to MCITP), CNI and CNE.
Recently, I passed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Virtualization (Exam
70-659) and Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (Exam 70-400). I
plan to get my MCITP Virtualization Administrator so I'll need to take the
Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Virtualization Exam (70-669) and Windows
Server 2008 R2 Virtualization Administrator Exam (70-693) sometime in the
next few months. As soon as the two exams for Microsoft Private Cloud
Certification become available (Exams 70-246 and 70-247), I will al... (more)
There are pros and cons to every job in every company. In my role as an IT
Pro Evangelist (ITE) here at Microsoft, I get to use the latest and greatest
versions of our software. Since my role is a technical one, I also get paid
to be technically...(read more )
It has been a little while since the System Center vNext Virtual Labs were
updated. So it is indeed good news that as of yesterday, the TechNet
Virtual Lab team released the following four new Virtual Labs for System
Center 2012. TechNet Virtual...(read more )
Using Parallels Desktop to install Windows and the dev tools on your Mac
Learn how to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows8 and Microsoft Visual
Studio Express2012 for Windows8 on your Mac.
In this article
What you'll need Step 1: Install Parallels Desktop Step 2: Set up Parallels
Desktop Step 3: Install Windows8 Step 4: Install Visual Studio Express2012
for Windows8 Related resources
Follow these steps to use Parallels Desktop to install Windows 8 and Visual
Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 on your Mac.
What you'll need
You'll need the following to use Parallels Deskt... (more)
I have talked about Virtualization and how to configure Virtual Machines
(VMs) for quite some time now.
I’m sure every IT Professional on the planet has played with some form of
virtualization or other by now as well.
I think by now, we all...(read more)