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New Windows 10 build released today

Microsoft continues to deliver Windows as a Service with a new build for insiders.

Read more about Windows 10 build 10525 here:


Windows 8.1 Preview–Ready for download on MSDN

Download it here:

RSAT for Windows 8.1 Preview available for download

Windows 8.1 Preview is not yet available for public or MSDN download, but RSAT for Windows 8.1 Preview is already available!

Download it here:

Windows 8.1 Preview should be available soon.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview–Ready for download on MSDN

System Center R2 Preview–Ready for download on MSDN

Windows Server 2012 R2: Server Core Installation

Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Preview installs quite fast and we still have SCONFIG to help us setup:

Set Name

Set IP and DNS

Enable Remote Management


Then join the server to the domain:

R2 Core Domain join

If you haven’t changed the server name, then you have the change now. I already have the correct name for my server core, so I just hit “No” and then restart the server.

With that set, you are ready to administer the core server remote from Server Manager. In Server Manager go to “All Servers”, right click and choose “Add Servers”.

R2 Core Add Management 1

Search Active Directory for the name and select the server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Core.

R2 Core Add Management 2

The server is successfully added to Server Manager and is ready for Remote Management.

R2 Core Add Management 3

New “BETA” Fish for Windows Server 2012 R2

While we are waiting for the upcoming beta/consumer preview of Windows Server 2012 R2, a new betta fish has been revealed.


More to come soon……stay tuned