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Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #58

“The Elway Gazette”

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email ( or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

Featured Posts of the Week!

Whitepaper: NVGRE, Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking by Aidan Finn

Automatische Erstellung von bootfähigen VHDX-Images in German by Benedict Berger


How WS2012 R2 Hyper-V Backup Works by Aidan Finn

KB2894032 – Clustered VM Cannot Access Fiber Channel LUN After Performing Live Migration on WS2012 Hyper-V by Aidan Finn


Assigning Owner and User Role to VMs in Windows Azure Pack by Hans Vredevoort

IaaS Usage Metering & Reporting mit System Center 2012 R2 & Windows Azure Pack in German by Daniel Neumann

UPDATE Windows Azure Pack: Service Management API Samples – Dec 2013 #WAP #SCVMM #Cloud by James van den Berg

#Microsoft Cmdlet Reference Download for System Center 2012 #sysctr by James van den Berg




Meine Vorträge von der TechNet Conference 2013 in Berlin in German by Carsten Rachfahl


Whitepaper: NVGRE, Hyper-V Network Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking by Aidan Finn

KB2893986 – Vulnerability in WS2012 & Windows 8 Hyper-V Could Allow Elevation of Privilege by Aidan Finn

How WS2012 R2 Hyper-V Backup Works by Aidan Finn

Designing Converged Network for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

Designing a Hyper-V Virtual Machine by Aidan Finn

Review PHD Virtual : PHD Virtual Backup for Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng


Perform a Hyper-V Replica Initial Copy Via the Network by Aidan Finn

Create New Generation 2 Virtual Machine with PowerShell – fundamentals by Romeo Mlinar

Videointerview mit VirtualPCGuy über seine drei top WS2012 Hyper-V R2 Feature in German by Carsten Rachfahl

Hyper-V Recovery Manager – Teil 1: Überblick in German by Benedict Berger

Multi-node OpenStack RDO on RHEL and Hyper-V – Part 2 by Alessandro Pilotti

Lync Server



Windows Phone als Office-Fernbedienung in German by Nils Kaczenski

Office 365

Tipp: Office 365 für Unternehmen–Trainingscenter in German by Kerstin Rachfahl


PowerShell function to pause with a progress bar… by Jeff Wouters

Get-Hash for files or strings by Jeff Wouters

VMware Event Logs and PowerCLI by Jeffery Hicks

Creating VMware Snapshots with PowerCLI by Jeffery Hicks

#PSTip Converting .NET types to CIM types and vice versa by 


*** NOW AVAILABLE *** Inside Microsoft SharePoint 2013 by Andrew Connell

Status Update for my SharePoint 2013 Advanced Workflow Pluralsight Course by Andrew Connell

System Center Core


System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor


System Center Configuration Manager


System Center Dataprotection Manager


System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator


System Center Service Manager


System Center Virtual Machine Manager

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2: Migrating Tenants and Clouds by Damian Flynn


System Center Virtual Machine Manager SoFS: Building a Virtual SoFS Lab by Damian Flynn

SQL Server


Windows Intune


Windows Client

“Not enough memory” error message and Windows Phone 8 Emulator does not start in Windows 8.1 by Steve Jain

Windows Server

Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded by Jaap Wesselius

Automatische Erstellung von bootfähigen VHDX-Images in German by Benedict Berger

My TechCamp 2013 Presentation – Windows Server 2012 R2 by Aidan Finn


Upgrading The DELL PowerVault MD3600 Disk Firmware by Didier van Hoye

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure

Dell PowerEdge Servers and Windows Server 2012R2 – Hyper-V Storage Quality of Service

Original post from Dell TechCenter global.

Microsoft has added a number of new features and capabilities to Windows Server 2012R2, as well as updated many as well.

Dell PowerEdge servers, such as the Dell PowerEdge R620 and R720, support Windows Hyper-V, and Dell also offers the Hyper-V role installed (if selected during purchase) when a server has a factory-installed OS ( ).

Dell PowerEdge servers can take full advantage of these new capabilities. Storage QOS was developed to prevent any single VM or set of VMs from taking over all the storage bandwidth used by the VHDs in a server.

Read the complete blog here.