DirectAccess, Dynamic Access Control and Rights Management

We run a hands-on-lab which steps you through the configuration and deployment of DA, DAC and RMS.  I have captured a click-through demo of this live environment and recorded a video of it being done. For your viewing pleasure, enjoy         A.

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The changing world of Services

And the last post in this series … Services!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In the previous post we dove headfirst into how…

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The changing world of users

OK, post number 4 in this series … Users!  We’ve previously taken a look at the new way we work, the new devices we are using to blend our home and work lives and the new applications that take advantage of these new ways of working.  In this post I’ll take a look at the…

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Building the MMS keynote demos

It’s been an amazing week at MMS! Every year, our team has the pleasure of being a major contributor to the success of MMS, driving the session tracks, the marketplace booths, ensuring that the content delivered is of a high quality and of course building the keynote demos . This year I had the honor…

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Applications Track sessions at MMS 2012!

Hi everyone Well, MMS is nearly upon us again for 2012!  We have been working hard behind the scenes to get the event ready. This year we have aligned the content into 5 tracks for Windows Server and System Center: (track owners respectively) Application Management (Adam Hall) Service Delivery & Automation (Sean Christensen) Fabric &…

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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…

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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: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/appcontroller/gg696060.aspx For other browsers such as Firefox, Chrome…

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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…

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The future of The DDC

I finished reading Nicholas Carr’s The Big Switch last night.  If you are in the Technology field, you should read it.  He nails what is underway at the moment with the way we are using computers.  In his book, Carr uses the analogy of electricity and how it evolved from a disparate system of individual…

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Changing the Opalis operator console timeout and polling interval settings

The Opalis operator console by default is set to refresh every 10 seconds and timeout after 20 minutes. If this does not meet your desired behavior, you can change these settings in the file “settings.properties”.  You change these settings at your own risk. This file is located is the folder: <your JBOSS>:\server\default\deploy\OpConsoleApp-1.0.ear\OpConsoleServer-1.0.jar\ Open this file…

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