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How to get a free Veeam NFR key

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Veeam recently comes out with version 9 of their suite named “Veeam Availability Suite v9” for your Data Center available for the virtualization environment like vmware & Hyper-V. They have decided to give a free NFR (Not-For-Resale) key for the Veeam Availability Suite v.9, now for 1-year retention period, instead of just 30 days.

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Check this Link for more details and how to get a free key …

Stay Tuned …

 

PASS Summit 2016 – call for Speakers…

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PASS Summit 2016 is the biggest, largest, highest rated summit in the World for the Microsoft SQL Server & BI professionals, with lot of the tech sessions covering a lot for the Database Development, Database Administration, BI, Cloud, Professional Developement, Training, Tips’n’Tricks and much more.

It is going to be held on 25-28 Oct, 2016 in Seattle – US and here it is the offical website:

http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/Welcome.aspx

Call for speakers is now open and you can find more details how to apply and submit your abstracts in the link-location below:

http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2016/Speakers/CallForSpeakers.aspx

Stay Tuned…

 

 

SCU EU 2016

Hello folks, this post is to inform you about the SCU EU 2016 Conference which is going to be held on 24-26 August, 2016 in Berlin (Germany).

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Conference Venue will be in Berlin Congress Center – Alexanderstrasse 11 10178 Berlin-Germany.

This conference will cover lot of the System Center, Virtualization on Hyper-V and other Microsoft products and technologies that could be very attractive and interesting for your incoming Projects and Data Centers. It’s 3 days Conference wiht more than 60 breakout sessions, with lot of the top-notch professional speakers and much more where you check the official website:

http://www.systemcenteruniverse.ch/

If you plan to attend, you can catch the EARLY Bird for the Full Conference PASS till April 30, 2016.

Stay Tuned….

Enable Hyper-V in the Virtualized Windows Server 2016

Hyper-V and Hyper-V management tools are not enabled by default when you install the Windows Server 2016. Just in case if you have same problem with Window Server 2012 you can check this blog post for the details how to enable it!

However, we will dicsuss here how to enable Hyper-V and Hyper-V Management Tools in Virtualized Windows Server 2016, for example in most cases if you have Azure account where you can run Windows Server 2016 just in few seconds and for sure this is just a VM inside the Azure platform and here are some steps how to enable Hyper-V in that VM:

For sure the Hyper-V is part of the Windows Server Roles, so when you go to add the Hyper-V role:

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Adding Hyper-V Role in your Windows Server 2016 VM.

 

After you click the next button you will have pop-up msg with Error like this:

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Now you need to use our friend PowerShell, starting with a session as Administrator and type this command:

Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Hyper-V -All

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Will start something to install and will looks like this:

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After the finish of the install process you will be asked to restart your VM, so just do it.

Again go to add Roles & Features for your VM after restart and you will see that you have enabled the Hyper-V role in your Windows Server 2016.

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Now go to the Server Features with Next button and in the section:

Remote Server Administration Tools >  Role Administration Tools > Hyper-V Management Tools  – click to install them.

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After the successful installation , you will be able to see the Hyper-V Manager in your start menu like:

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Happy virtualization with Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016 with lot of the new features including Hyper-V Management improvements, Nested virtualization, Shielded VMs, Windows Containers, Linux Secure Boot & more

Stay Tuned …

 

 

 

 

MCSA in 90 days… & lot of resources

Another free resource for learning and gaining your knowledge that might be possible to earn MCSA Certifications with few efforts. Here is the link: 90 Days to MCSA – where you have 6 videos, 3 per Windows 2012 and 3 others for SQL Server 2012 MCSA Certification prep. There are also some additional resources like Discussion Forums and Resource Wikis. In the right corner, you have another resource, Certification Challenge where you can find more and more info about Certs path!

A good news for the Exams, is that you can win a voucher to save 20 % + Second Shot for free (just in case if you failed!!!), check here, a great offer from Microsoft Virtual Academy – another great resource for the courses about the SQL Server.

Knowledge is the Power – Learning is the key!

Learn & Enjoy!

 

Honored with MVP award!

 

I’m so honored to be recognized as an MVP for SQL Server by Microsoft!
Thank you Microsoft and the SQL Server Community.

My journey was started more than 4/5 years ago and the first person that I have discussed lot and lot about my activities for my local community for the SQL Server was the Editor of the SQL Server Central – Steve Jones (Tweetiutiu) so, thank you Steve, encouraging me to start activities with my blog and other stuff that is related to the SQL Server!

Now, this award that really makes me happy and so honored to be part of the elite (MVP) technical people that I’m proud to be part of it, makes me to do more  for my local community and also for the SQL Family in global community!

Once again I would like to say Congratulations to the new MVPs and all renewed MVPs as well!

All the best and Stay Tuned!
Dugi