Application deployment models in a Private Cloud

Hi everyone We have previously looked at how we enable application self-service, a standardized approach to deploying applications, and how we monitor applications across private and public clouds.  And today we are going to explore the various application deployment models that are available when you have a private cloud. Understanding the underlying infrastructure templates In…


Application Performance Monitoring with Operations Manager 2012

As posted yesterday on the Server Cloud blog, we have released the Release Candidate of Operations Manager 2012. This is a significant milestone release, and in this article we will explore how Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate delivers application performance monitoring. For those of you who have downloaded and tested the Operations Manager Beta, there…


Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate now available!

Hey everyone, the Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate announcement has gone live! Head on over to the Server Cloud blog to read the announcement and get the download!  A.


Video: Sequencing an application using Server App-V

Hi everyone A key feature in Virtual Machine Manager for delivering consistent applications in Service templates is Server App-V. The team have posted two new videos over on their blog showing the sequencing of an application as an example. The video links are: Sequencing Pet Shop 4.0 Using Server App-V Deploying Pet Shop 4.0 Using…


Enabling single sign-on for App Controller

By default when you load the App Controller page, you are prompted to enter a username in the format domain\username and enter your password. However you can enable App Controller to use your logged on credentials to automatically sign in.  This is actually documented in the Online Help . You just need to enable integrated…


App Controller demo–taking a walk through the key capabilities

Hi everyone So last Thursday we posted the App Controller Beta (article and download), and we have now posted a video demo of App Controller, with a walk through the key capabilities that App Controller provides. You can watch the video over on TechNet Edge here or by watching through the embedded video below.  I’d…


Will App Controller run in browsers other than IE8 and IE9?

A question that has come up a few times in the last few days is whether App Controller works in browsers other than Internet Explorer 8 and 9. The answer is yes, with some caveats and requirements.  You can view the App Controller supported system configurations here: For other browsers such as Firefox, Chrome…


Get involved–join the Private Cloud Evaluation Program!

Our team will be running the next generation of Community Evaluation Programs (CEP) starting next month.  We’ve previously run the CEPs based on individual System Center products, and now we are going to run a program as a team for the Private Cloud. Kenon, Sean, Prabu and myself will be leading the sessions as we…


App Controller–enabling Application Self Service

As announced over on the Server Cloud blog, System Center App Controller 2012 Beta is now available! App Controller is a new member of the System Center family, and provides a number of capabilities that enable Application Self Service across both Private and Public clouds.  In this post, we will explore these key capabilities. Before…


App Controller–all the useful resources

Hi everyone Well, it is now out in the open what we have been working on!  Over on the Server Cloud blog, you can read the announcement we made this morning, making the System Center self-service releases available – App Controller Beta, Service Manager Beta and Orchestrator RC. Of these, App Controller falls into my…