Azure Latency Test with AzureSpeed.com

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There’s a cool speed test tool for Azure at http://azurespeed.com which allows you to test network latencies and speed to Azure data centers from different countries and locations.  Along with finding the closest Datacenter near your location, it tests the storage latency to Azure as well as upload and download speeds.  This is a third party tool with open source on GitHub.

 

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Dev/Tech Day in Kathmandu unites IT Pros & Developers!

This year, on Sept 20, 2014 Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal together with WinServer Community and AspNet Community organized Dev/Tech Day 2014, a full day event in Kathmandu. 100+ IT Pros & Developers from various technical background joined the event. Dev/Tech is Nepal’s premier technology conference for IT Professionals, Developers & Technology Enthusiasts and provides opportunities to learn, connect and explore.

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GWAB Kathmandu in March 29, 2014!

WinServer Community is running this camp in Kathmandu aimed at the IT Pros. The Boot Camp concentrates on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service features; Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks. 

GWAB Kathmandu will cover:

  • The Windows Azure Platform
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Virtual Networks
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Preparing for 74-409 Exam: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center

Here I passed yet another Microsoft Certification exam on 74-409: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who are responsible for designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining a virtualization infrastructure and/or who are interested in validating their skills on current Microsoft virtualization technologies.

Passing the exam means you are now Microsoft Certified Specialist in Server Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center technologies.

Preparing for the exam:

To help prepare for this exam, Microsoft Learning recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the following training resources.

20409A: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center (5 Days)

To support IT professionals willing to appear for this exam, WinServer Community also organized a one full day workshop in Hyper-V at Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal.

However, alternatively you can prepare for this exam from Microsoft Virtual Academy here and pass the exam successfully.

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WSC to host 1 day Workshop on Virtualization with Hyper-V for IT Pros

With the recent release of Windows Server 2012 R2, you won’t want to miss a chance to experience the very hot Hyper-V Workshop! As a Windows Server based community, we want to help the IT Pro community in Nepal to foster further in Server infrastructure domain. Discover the power of virtualization with Hyper-V in the one day workshop.

 

WSC Hyper-V Workshop by WinServer Community in Kathmandu!

imageWith today’s current difficult economic environment cost savings has become even more critical. Server virtualization can be a part of this cost savings if you understand how to best design and implement your server infrastructure. New virtualization tools, including System Center Virtual Machine Manager help you save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and optimized datacenter.

Join us for this one day workshop and see what Hyper-V virtualization solutions can do for organizations to run mission critical applications.

Workshop details:

Venue: Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal, Kathmandu

(Phone-2011302/3)

Date: December 13, 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 10:00AM- 5:00PM

Cost: NPR 1,000

Each participant receives:

· Learning materials

· Pen and a notebook

· Certificate of Participation

· Free Exam Voucher worth NPR 15,000

· Lunch and other refreshments during the Workshop hours

Target audience: IT pros interested in learning and utilize the capabilities of

Hyper-V.

Prerequisites: While specific experience with Hyper-V

is not required, participants should have ground knowledge on Windows Server 2012 and virtualization technologies.

Topics include:

(01) Introduction to Microsoft Virtualization

(02) Hyper-V Infrastructure

(03) Hyper-V Networking

(04) Hyper-V Storage

(05) Hyper-V Management

(06) Hyper-V High Availability and Live Migration

(07) Integration with System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

 

The event is supported by Microsoft Innovation Center Nepal, Office365 and O’Reilly Media.

With all these efforts, we believe that the workshop will be helpful to pass Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center exam (Exam Code: 74-409) to be a Microsoft Certified Specialist: Server Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center. Come and register today for the workshop. Limited seats! Click here to register and book seat for the workshop.

Installing Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

This blogs walks you thru the installation process of standalone edition of Microsoft’s server virtualization platform, i.e. Hyper-V Server 2012 R2Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 is a hypervisor-based server virtualization product that enables you to consolidate workloads, helping your organization improve server utilization and reduce costs.Below are the quick and easy steps with screenshots of the process.

First, start the computer from the installation media. You can get the media either from your Microsoft subscription or from here.
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Click <Install now> , and then accept the license terms.
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As the installation proceeds, the computer will restart several times. When the installation is complete, you will have the opportunity to set up the Administrator account credential.

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Click <OK>.
Type a strong password for the Administrator account, confirm it, and then press ENTER. Finally, you get to see the welcome screen which is not really kind of <welcoming>. Smile

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