System Center Service Manager Integration with Product Manager Nigel Cain

In this session, we will take a detailed look at how Service Manager integrates with Operations Manager (SCOM) and Configuration Manager (SCCM) to help you to more effectively manage systems in your data center, learn how to define and manage business services, manage change to those services and create incidents when components fail or degrade….


Offline Virtual Machine Servicing tool 2.1

The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 has free, tested guidance and automated tools to help customers keep their virtualized machines updated, without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT infrastructure.   The tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows PowerShell™ interface to automatically bring groups of virtual machines online, service them with the latest…


TechNet Magazine December edition online

While TechNet Magazine will no longer be offered in print form, we’re excited about the opportunities that an online publication can provide. New TechNet Magazine Editor in Chief Jeff James provides an overview of some early changes and discusses some new ways to reach the TechNet Magazine staff. Exchange 2010: A Closer Look Microsoft’s latest…


Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides – Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway. This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are key to a successful implementation of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG). The reader is guided through the logical three-step process of selecting the Forefront UAG features required, determining…


Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology

The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides, Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology and Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services. With the release of these updated guides, the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series of guides further assists organizations in selecting the right virtualization technologies for their business needs. To select…


Hyper-V Technical Information and Resources on TechNet

Are you looking for Technical information to help you with your Hyper-V Infrastructure? We have quite a lot of resources available to help you with: Planning Installation Guidance Best Practices Deployment Pre-Deployment Tools Management Performance Workload Specific Guidance It’s here:


Core Configurator for Windows Server 2008 R2 available

Core Configuration tasks include: Product Licensing Networking Features DCPromo Tool ISCSI Settings Server Roles and Features User and Group Permissions Share Creation and Deletion Dynamic Firewall settings Display | Screensaver Settings Add & Remove Drivers Proxy settings Windows Updates (Including WSUS) Multipath I/O Hyper-V including virtual machine thumbnails JoinDomain and Computer rename Add/remove programs Services…


Architect Forum: Connecting your Business Objectives with IT initiatives

As Infrastructure Architects, you obviously are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in IT infrastructure technology and want to keep in touch with the upcoming technology trends. Evenly important, and increasingly important in these crisis period, is that you need to clearly connect business objectives with IT initiatives, in order to make sure that business understands the…