Quick video on Azure Traffic Manager

 :: Posted by John Savill on 04-02-2014

In this video I walk through what Azure Traffic Manager is and then a demonstration of the technology in action. I wrote about this at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-azure/understand-azure-traffic-manager.

Also available at http://youtu.be/JV-ZqpQM2VI.

New video recording introducing Windows Azure ExpressRoute

 :: Posted by John Savill on 03-17-2014

In this new video on a call SmartBoard I walk through at a high level what Windows Azure ExpressRoute is. Available at http://youtu.be/rYqL5-nNpjc and also linked below.

The links discussed in the video are:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/windowsazure/dn606309.aspx – ExpressRoute Technical Overview
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/dn606292.aspx – ExpressRoute FAQ

New video on using Clustered Storage Spaces

 :: Posted by John Savill on 03-17-2014

Just got my hands on a Dell MD1200 storage enclosure with a mix of HDD and SSD so created a quick video of creating a clustered storage space. Check it out at http://youtu.be/azWTGvDeZaA.

What’s new in Hyper-V 2012 R2 Part 1

 :: Posted by John Savill on 03-13-2014

Article now live at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server-2012-r2/windows-server-2012-r2-hyper-v!

New video covering static IP in Windows Azure IaaS

 :: Posted by John Savill on 03-08-2014

A short video on using Static IP addresses in Windows Azure IaaS!

Have a FAQ on it as well at http://windowsitpro.com/windows-azure/set-azure-vm-static-ip-address.

New video on VMDK to VHD conversion options

 :: Posted by John Savill on 03-03-2014

Added a new video to go with Chapter 13 of the new book. Talks about options to convert VMDK to VHD including using the NetApp Shift technology for superfast conversions.

Key useful links:

Master Class 2013 Certificates and more are out the door!

 :: Posted by John Savill on 02-15-2014

JohnSavillsMaD24aR00aP02ZL-ClevelandWanted to let everyone know that the Master Class coins, pins and certificates went out the door today. People in the U.S. should receive them this week and international people within the next 3 weeks.

Below are all the printed certificates, envelopes etc on the counter and then all packaged up and ready to go!

Hopefully I’ll see you all back next year and sooner for other events!







Lots of updates!

 :: Posted by John Savill on 02-10-2014

I’ve been very lazy updating this blog so wanted to get everyone caught up on a few things.

Firstly I’ve posted a lot of new videos to my YouTube channel including creating a new Hyper-V 2012 R2 Playlist which is ordered and will be added to over the next month to accompany my new Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 book that will be available in April (http://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Hyper-V-System-Center-Azure/dp/1118828186/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392043470&sr=8-1&keywords=savill+hyper-v). The playlist is available below:

I’m also about to run a Hyper-V Master Class that will build on my book that I’m presenting with Penton and details can be found at http://bit.ly/JZrwdD.

I have a bunch of new articles in Windows IT Pro around DirectAccess, Quality of Service, Hyper-V and more so go check out Windowsitpro.com.

I’ll work harder to keep this updated :-)

4 new videos on 2012 R2 and Network Virtualization

 :: Posted by John Savill on 10-21-2013

Busy weekend. Finally created and posted my Top Ten Windows Server 2012 R2 Features video in addition to 3 videos about Network Virtualization with SCVMM 2012 R2.

Have fun!

Two new Hyper-V 2012 R2 Storage Videos

 :: Posted by John Savill on 10-14-2013

Two new videos to go with Chapter 4 of my new Mastering 2012 R2 Hyper-V book.

Dynamic VHDX in action at http://youtu.be/KkTW5tof6So and Guest Cluster storage options at  http://youtu.be/7AfiOjOHkQ8.