Azure Active Directory Premium is GA

Quick note to confirm that Azure Active Directory is now GA You can read the announcement here:  This is a fantastic milestone and I’m looking forward to being involved as we continue to evolve and add even more to our platform.


Windows Server 2012 R2 Update

Quick note: Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is now available on MSDN and will be on Windows Update next week. A summary can be found here:  More details here:  From the articles: (the AD FS update is a biggie, will unblock many customers with UPN challenges) Here is what is included in Windows…


Back to the future!

Well, after a brief stint in Dynamics, I’m headed back to STB on 11/28.  I’ll be in the Windows Server and Management team again, slightly different focus of Windows Server and end user experiences, but expect to see me back on the circuit and engaging in the community again . Looking forward to it, for…


A time of change …

It’s been a fantastic run in the System Center and now WSM (Windows Server & Management) team, but the time has come for my next career opportunity.  I am moving over to MBS (Dynamics) into a role in the Exec team, and it will be mostly inappropriate for me to continue to blog 🙂 So…


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 &…


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.


The world is about to go nuts

I know I’ve been a bit quiet lately on the blog front.  That’s because we’ve been working hard on new content for System Center 2012 and getting ready for … next week. A.


Installing the Operations Manager 2012 Beta!

Hi everyone The Operations Manager 2012 Beta is now available!  There are a lot of significant new capabilities, including Network Monitoring and of course my particular area of interest, Application Performance Management. Below you will see the step-by-step process for installing the Operations Manager Beta using the new installer routine. Choose your installation type.  The big…


Hello, is anyone home?

Just a very quick note to say that this site is not dead, it’s just neglected I will be posting a lot of content here after MMS.  I have been working on a lot of new content that we tested for the first time last week at our internal event, TechReady and will be publicly…


Opalis 6.2.2 SP1 Download links

The Opalis Integration Server 6.2.2 SP1 bits have been posted to the website.  Here are the links: Opalis Integration Server –  Opalis Operator Console Installer –  If you do not already own Opalis, you can download a 180 day trial key –  Please let us know about how you are using…