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**  The cutest w10 lab setup  **

On occasion of the final release of Windows 10 I thought aber the fastest unattended way to deploy a #w10 VM. 

As a result I found this procedure consisting of 3 simple steps:

Step 1: Install Hyper-V 
The script below (Step 3) expects a Gen2 capable Hyper-V Host, which is Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1

Step 2: Provide the ISO file
I downloaded "en_windows_10_multiple_editions_x64_dvd_6846432.iso" from MSDN and copied it to "c:\iso2vhd". The script
will also work with different ISOs, e.g. those who were created with the "Media Creation Tool". You should modify the 
file path variables in the script, if you use other names. 

Step 3: Open PowerShell, run the script
iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thorstenbutz/Get-DemoFile/master/w10_iso2vhd.ps1'))
This is meant to be one single line. Login with "Pa$$w0rd". Done.

What's happening there? '
The script downloads another script: “Convert-WindowsImage” from Technet Gallery. You can create a VHDX file from an ISO file with 
the help of this script. It's lightning fast and  you don not have to answer any dialogue to get started with Gen2 VMs.

But there is more: we put "unattend.xml" file into the VHDX to answer any setup related questions, we enable the built-in Administrator account and run a few First-Logon-Commands, which is primarily meant for demo and customizing purposes. You are invited to put your needs there. The "unattend.xml"
only consists of two phases: 4 and 7. The file will be automatically downloaded and copied to c:\iso2vhd. 

Of course, you don't need  to use "Invoke-Expression" (alias iex). Download it and run it locally.

A final tip: the VHDX files you create can easily be used as base images. You will save plenty of space. I did not put this into the script to keep it as simple as possible. 

Happy deploying,
Cheers W10!

References: 
- The ISO2VHD script:
https://github.com/thorstenbutz/Get-DemoFile/blob/master/w10_iso2vhd.ps1

- “Media Creation Tool”: 
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=616447

- Convert-WindowsImage (automatically downloaded):
https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/Convert-WindowsImageps1-0fe23a8f

- Unattend.xml (automatically downloaded):
http://www.thorsten-butz.de/public/w10oobe1_unattend.xml
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Windows PowerShell Conference 2015 in Essen #wpk2015  
Some pictures from the conference; a big rond of applause to Tobias and Holger for all their work passion and knowledge.
Conference website:
http://powershell.de/powershell/konferenz/
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Mgmt summery  #Windows10 for enterprises:
Upgrade from Windows 7 or better will be FREE (for a certain period of time)

https://twitter.com/thurrott/status/557976763305717760/photo/1
“http://t.co/m8LoZVUw6T”
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In case you missed the chance to buy a OPO on Black Friday: I still have a few invites.

Invite code:
GLPC-MMS2-TXBW-NDRP

OnePlus One: https://oneplus.net/ #OnePlusOne 
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Serverless lab Deployment // the video is now online

The recorded session from my Bucharest talk is now online (English language, at least I tried my best) 

Video (direct link): 
http://youtu.be/maiw_6IEl0I

Anything else (slides, scripts etc):
http://www.thorsten-butz.de/mct-summit-bukarest-2014/
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Microsoft, you are definitely trying to confuse me. Aren't you? 

('Metro apps', 'Windows Runtime apps', 'Modern apps', 'Store apps', 'Universal apps', 'Windows apps') -or 'Desktap apps'
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Falls noch jemand zur #Cebit  möchte: mit dem nachfolgenden Gutscheincode gelangt man hinein (und kann da auch andere einladen):
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#Cebit2015  
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Eine neue Folge meines Podcasts "Sliding Windows" ist online. 
Zu Gast war André Aulich Wir streiften in 2 Stunden viele Themen und Aspekte, angefangen bei einem Ausflug in die Geschichte von Mac OS  und Mac OS X Server, einen Einblick über das Zusammenspiel von Linux, Windows und MacOS, über Netzwerkprotokolle und Storage bis hin zum Media Asset Management, dem gegenwärtigen Schwerpunkt von Andrés beruflicher Tätigkeit. Schlussendlich wurde des eine Zeitreise durch 20 professionaler IT und der abschließenden Erkenntnis, dass die Aufgabe von Produkten nicht immer die schlechteste Entscheidung ist.
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Ein Gespräch über Media Asset die Arbeit und die Arbeit in heterogenen Mac/Linux/Windows-Netzwerken mit André Aulich, Buchautor, Softwareentwickler und Inhaber von moosystems.
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On January, 21, 2015 Microsoft introduced:

=> Cortana (aka Siri)
https://www.apple.com/ios/siri/

=>  Cotiinuity
https://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new/continuity/

=> ReInvented WindowsMettingSpace
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/what-is-windows-meeting-space
See also: http://pambuccian.com/

=>  Microsoft HoloLens (aka Cardboard)
https://www.oculus.com/dk2/

=> Spartan  (a new Web browser, potentially based on Webkit, not yet known)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WebKit
Siri on Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch lets you use your voice to send messages, make calls, set reminders, and more.
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OnePlus One
In want to provide a few impressions from the self announced "flagship killer" phone: the "OnePlus One" (oneplus.net)
I ordered it in October 2014 and my first "unboxing" impression was very positive. You may notice the nice box, the styling is appealing, the details are thought-out. 

Next step: How does it fit in my hand? It's huge: 5.5" with Full HD. 

Photography: One of my major concerns. The OPO can create RAW images. Thats the best thing about it. My general impression of the camera is mediocre. It's surely not bad, but is not great either. 

If you like it, you can grab the demo pics (RAW included) uncompressed:
http://www.thorsten-butz.de/public/opodemoimages2014.zip

The OS: Cyanogenmod
From an Android user's perspective, this is one of the best manufactor's decisions. But it's still Android, so from my point of view it's still not fluid (enough) although it provides lot of memory and compute power. Specs here:
http://oneplus.net/one#specifications

Wrap up: Although I really "tried to like it", this is not my phone. The camera does not convince me, the phone is too huge and I sadly still can't cope using Android - although I'd like to like it. Honestly.
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