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Microsoft Download Center: Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture – Fabric Architecture & Fabric Management Architecture Guide

Infrastructure-as-a-Service Product Line Architecture Fabric Architecture Guide http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38817 This document provides customers with the necessary guidance to develop solutions for a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure in accordance with the IaaS PLA patterns that are identified for use with the Windows Server 2012 operating system. This document provides specific guidance for developing fabric architectures (compute, network,… 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

Microsoft Downloads: Poster – Networking in System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager

This poster for VMM in System Center 2012 SP1 can help you: Plan your VMM networks using a logical view of VM networks, logical networks, and logical switches using a variety of configurations including VLAN-based configuration, no isolation, network virtualization, external networks, and with no virtual networking. Configure networking in VMM using configuration steps by… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta

The Beta of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (“SP1”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. The Beta is for evaluation purposes only and not to be used in production as described in the EULAs associated with the product. No license keys are required… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture (with Service Pack 1)

Hyper-V Architecture Documentation Overview This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. It focuses on architecture, snapshots, live migration, virtual networking, storage, RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published Windows Server 2008 Hyper-v Component Architecture, Windows… Read more

Microsoft Downloads: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1. Overview **Remote Server Administration Tools… Read more

Now Available – System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1

Well, here we go…SCVMM SSP 2.0 SP1 RTM. Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1, you can respond more effectively—and at a lower cost—to the rapidly changing needs of your organization. Built on Windows Server® 2008 R2, Hyper-V™ technology, and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, VMMSSP enables you to offer infrastructure as… Read more

Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 & SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 Now Available

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1, and SharePoint 2010 Service Pack one have been released to web today. For more information visit the links below. Description of Office 2010 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460049 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2460049) 32-bit Edition http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=26622 Description of SharePoint Server 2010 SP1 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2460045 Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SharePoint… Read more

Microsoft Office 2010 & SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1: On track by end of June!

Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June. SP1 will include many interesting changes. Across the client suites and server products, SP1 offers a sprinkling of improvements to make a strong 2010 release wave even stronger. During TechEd and beyond, teams on http://blogs.office.com will update their blogs with more specific… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size. Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it… Read more