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Microsoft Azure: Configure Cross-Subscription VNET to VNET Connectivity in Azure…

Hi Everyone, Recently, we announced lot of enhancements in Microsoft Azure. One of them being the cross-VNET connectivity between same subscription or different subscriptions. You can read more about it here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/dn690122.aspx I am going to cover a sample test configuration that I have done in my subscription for your reference. Feel free to refer… Read more

System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager (SCOM 2012) Create a Maintenance Mode Report

Hi Everyone, Recently while working for a customer, I got a query around generating a real time report of all the objects in the maintenance mode. They wanted to schedule a maintenance mode report so that every time they run a report that should display a all the objects (servers, clients etc.) in the Maintenance… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library documentation as a PDF.

Hi Everyone, Recently, we announced the availability of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 TechNet Library documentation available as a PDF on Microsoft Download Center. We highly recommend that you should always rely on the latest documentation available on http://technet.microsoft.com This download is an Adobe® PDF of the entire contents of the… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Azure Poster (June 2013)

Introduces Windows Azure for developers and IT pros. Summarizes benefits such as global coverage and extensive language support. Provides a description of current services by category: app services, data services, compute, networking, and store. Depicts common uses including Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and Media Services. The poster is intended to be… Read more

Microsoft Windows Server: Virtualize Enterprise Applications Guidance

Many customers begin their virtualization journeys’ by virtualizing the low intensity, less critical workloads, such as File & Print Servers, or Web Servers, but as customer confidence in virtualization grows, customers need to understand the impact of virtualization, from a performance, scalability and reliability perspective, on their more mission-critical, tier 1 and tier 2 applications… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 4.0 (EMET)

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is designed to help prevent hackers from gaining access to your system. Software vulnerabilities and exploits have become an everyday part of life. Virtually every product has to deal with them and consequently, users are faced with a stream of security updates. For users who get attacked before the… Read more

Windows Azure PowerShell Error: Import-AzurePublishSettingsFile : No certificate was found in the certificate store with thumbprint

I have multiple Azure Subscriptions configured with my Microsoft Account (formerly Live ID) Some time back couple of subscriptions were disabled due to excessive usage, which is fine. However, at this time when I tried to manage the same using PowerShell I was getting the following error every time I tried to Import the Publish… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: System Center 2012 SP1 Integration Map

The downloadable files listed on this page contain the cross-component documentation for the Technical Scenarios for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The available downloads include: System Requirements for System Center 2012 SP1 – last updated January 15, 2013 Upgrade Sequencing for System Center 2012 SP1 – last updated January 15, 2013 System Center… Read more

System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager (SCCM 2012) Installation: SQL Server Database Error when using Named Instance…

Hi All,   Last week one of our customers was trying to install System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager. During the installation customer encountered an issue with SQL Server when using Named Instance instead of Default Instance. MSSQLSERVER. I decided to try out the scenario on my own test environment to simulate the same issue… Read more