Bindertech HQ in the making

After a very hectic period at work, the last weeks has been about my own lab-environment. Currently I’m running basically three Hyper-V host and one server dedicated for storage. It’s nothing big and fancy, but it has been a great trip to the stage where I am now. The goal is to be able to do every single lab and demo that I could possibly need, and also support myself in my daily work.

The latest addition is my RDS-environment, which still needs a bit of TLC, but my goal is to use a Surface 2 with Windows RT as my primary device at work. This would also mean that I could add one more Hyper-V “host” to my rack – in the shape of my Lenovo W530. And no, not all host are old laptops ;).

The RDS-trip has so far been a great experience. It has thought me a lot, not just about RDS when studying for my MCSE title, but also about certificates, DNS (internal and external), networking and even a bit Office 365! I have had great help from my colleague Johan (http://365lab.net/about/) and this is only the beginning of my trip.

So, from being just a lab-environment (and a very sloppy one to be honest) I’m not taking the next step towards a highly automated and as “real-life” environment as possible. At the moment, I’m working on the distribution of Software updates using ConfigMgr – and at the same time preparing and fine-tuning the RDS-environment to prepare for the big switch from x64-Windows 8.1 to Windows RT. Stay tuned, and I promise to be a better blogger from now on.

//Simon

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