As IT Pros, we absolutely love building with new technology! This month, my fellow IT Pro Technical Evangelists and I have been working together on an article series for Migration and Deployment of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure and System Center 2012 SP1 to help get you started. Here is the team listed by geographic region.

Eastern United States


Dan Stolts


Tommy Patterson


Bob Hunt


Yung Chou


Blain Barton

Central United States


Kevin Remde


Keith Mayer


Brian Lewis


Matt Hester

Western United States


Harold Wong


Chris Avis

On behalf of my team and I, we hope you find the information in this series valuable.

Series Introduction
Deploying and Migrating to Windows 8
Harold Wong Requirements for a Fresh Install of Windows 8
Kevin Remde Free Tools for Windows 8 Deployment ( Light Touch )
Keith Mayer 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 SP1 ( Zero Touch )
Dan Stolts How to Migrate or Transfer Files ad Settings to Windows 8 from Windows 7, Vista or XP
Deploying and Migrating to Windows Server 2012
Bob Hunt Requirements for a Fresh Windows Server 2012 Installation
Blain Barton Upgrade Implications for Windows Server 2012 Active Directory
Matt Hester Installing the Windows Server 2012 Migration Tools
Bob Hunt Windows Server 2012 File Server Deployment Considerations with SMB 3.0
Tommy Patterson Migrating Hyper-V Virtual Machines from Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2012
Deploying and Migrating to Windows Azure
Harold Wong Windows Azure as Platform as a Service ( PaaS )
Tommy Patterson How Windows Azure can be leveraged as part of your Migration
Yung Chou Manage and Migrate On-Premise and Off-Premise VMs with System Center 2012 SP1
Yung Chou Deploying On-premise and Off-Premise VMs with System Center 2012 SP1
Brian Lewis Deploying Hands-on Lab environments for free in Windows Azure
Deploying and Managing Windows 8 Apps
Keith Mayer Step-by-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 SP1
Tommy Patterson Step-by-Step: Deploying Windows 8 Apps with Group Policy ad PowerShell
Chris Avis Upgrading and Updating Windows 8 Apps
Matt Hester Managing Windows 8 Apps with AppLocker