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Did you miss any of the courses we added to our library this week? Worry not! Our recap blog has you covered.

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Save 50% on all eBooks until midnight Use promo code wm070415cc when you check out. This discount applies to all eBooks Expires Midnight July 4. Only at http://manning.com.
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Looks like I'm in the +Pluralsight spotlight today: http://blog.pluralsight.com/author-spotlight-jeff-hicks
Meet the man behind the courses, tweets, blog posts, speaking engagements, books and much more. Get to know PowerShell guru and Pluralsight author Jeff Hicks.
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I'm stuck. I have a Gen2 VM that had been using a differencing disk. Somewhere along the way the chain broke. I reconnected and ignored the error about mismatched IDs. Sure enough, now the VM won't boot. I get the automatic repair screen.  I really need some suggestions on how to fix the corruption. To complicate matters I have a 2nd VM (also Gen2) with its disk also using the same parent.
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I'm probably ok now. When Veeam does the  backup it appears to merge the disks. Upon restore I now have dynamic disks. No longer differencing.
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I have a new Friday Fun post on creating a better PSEdit for the #PowerShell   ISE. http://bit.ly/1LQTxgN
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Visit our free and paid tool resource page that covers compliance, monitoring, disaster recovery solutions for the IT professional. [Sponsored]
This list includes a range of free and paid tools that cover compliance, monitoring, disaster recovery solutions for the IT professional.
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Getting into the final week to register for my 2 day #PowerShell workshop in Helsinki. http://jdhitsolutions.com/blog/powershell/4348/practicing-powershell-in-helsinki/ This is a rare event so if you are anywhere in the region don't regret this later.
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I've updated my #PowerShell script for creating a SQL Server database report http://bit.ly/1CfVYKy
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I am in the planning stages for a new Hyper-V lab box. I wouldn't think of anything other than SSD for storage but wondering if I need to worry about old-school disk contention any more.  Am I better off running 8 VMs across 2 240GB SSDs, or is a single 512SSD just fine? Anyone have an opinion?
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SSD only is good. The question, as I understand, if one large or two smaller are best.
New ssd max out the 6 GB ssd bus with it throughput. That's why there are now pci-e or m2 ssd. That in mind two small ssd are better since they have 2 uplinks and can split the data to two SAS lanes. On the other hand maybe you lose some capacity due to the split.

So it is up to you what's better. Its for sure you have to include controller and mainboard in your dession.
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How did I miss this. Probably safe for work with headphones. Control your laughter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReOw_2f4lpY
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Has Pluralsight helped you solve a problem at work, beef up your resume or climb the ladder? Tell us about it here: http://plrsig.ht/3W2X #MyPluralsightPath
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Jeffery Hicks is a Microsoft MVP in Windows PowerShell, Microsoft Certified Professional and an IT veteran with almost 25 years of experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant specializing in Microsoft server technologies with an emphasis in automation and efficiency.  He works today as an independent author, trainer and consultant.  Jeff is a contributing contributor to the Petri IT Knowledgebase as well as frequent speaker at technology conferences and user groups.  If he isn't writing,  Jeff is most likely recording training videos for companies like Pluralsight.

 

Jeff's latest books are Learn Windows PowerShell in a Month of Lunches, Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches and PowerShell in Depth: An Administrators Guide.    

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Windows PowerShell MVP, AKA Prof. PowerShell Emeritus, Mr. Roboto
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IT trainer, author and consultant.
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Microsoft Windows Server, PowerShell, Scripting, Writing, Training
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