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Microsoft Downloads: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available

Overview 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… Read more

Announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products

The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Security Compliance Manager 3.0 now available for beta download!

Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) is now available for download! SCM 3.0 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 3.0… Read more

My Sessions at the 13th Edition of Microsoft Virtual TechDays 14-16 December 2011.

Hello IT Professionals, During the upcoming Virtual TechDays Event, I will be presenting on the following topic in Modernize Business Desktop Track. Session 1 Session Title: Top 5 Free Desktop Deployment and Planning Tools for Every IT Professional Description: Today’s IT Professionals spend lot of time for organization’s Desktop Deployment strategy. As you have seen… Read more

Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) is now available for download

SCM makes configuration management for both desktops and your private cloud a snap! Version 2 of the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM 2) is now available for download! Security Compliance Manager 2 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage your computers, traditional datacenter, and… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1

Hello IT Professionals, The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave of System Center releases with support for System Center Configuration Manager 2012. For Lite Touch… Read more

Security Compliance Manager RTW !!

The future of security baseline management has arrived. The new Security Compliance Manager will enable you to plan, deploy, operate, and manage your organization’s security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Earlier this year the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team announced the beta release of this free new tool. They gathered… Read more

MS India Webcast – Green-Hyper Virtualization: Scaling Enterprise IT for Energy Efficiency

I am sharing some of the resources that I had demonstrated during my session in Green-Hyper Virtualization session. Green-Hyper: Server energy savings calculator from http://www.hyper-green.com Microsoft Assessment and Planning toolkit for energy efficient computing http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/dd537569.aspx Visio add-in for virtualization http://visiotoolbox.com/downloads/gogreen/How-To-Analyze-Rack-Server-Virtualization.pdf Microsoft Integrated Virtualization ROI Tool https://roianalyst.alinean.com/microsoft/virtualization/ Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) in SCVMM 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc764283.aspx… Read more

Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1

This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines efficiently and without exposing them to security risks. The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 helps organizations maintain virtual machines that are stored offline in a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager library. While stored, virtual machines… Read more

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides—Release Announcement

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides—Release Announcement Windows Server Virtualization System Center Virtual Machine Manager The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager… Read more