Replicate SCVMM 2012 Clustered VMs using Hyper-V Replica & SQL Always-On

As one of the common scenarios for Disaster Recovery using Hyper-V Replica is to replicate System Center Virtual Machine Manager VM while depend on SQL Server 2012 Always-On to replicate the SCVMM DB, however when SCVMM is implemented to be high available (VMM Cluster), then some points should be considered to allow safe failover to…

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Install Active Directory in Windows Azure in four simple steps

Introduction: There is a very long and complex way to install Active Directory in Windows Azure environment described in details in Windows Azure documentation here http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/networking/active-directory-forest/, what I will propose in this post is a simple way to install Active Directory in a new Windows Azure without the need to go through all steps listed…

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Is AD integration or manual SCOM agents required to allow Automatic Windows Agent Failover between multiple SCOM 2012 Management Servers?

Introduction: I observed that some IT professionals confused about System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 windows agents failover requirements, and the raised question was do I need to configure SCOM Active Directory Integration or do manual agents implementation or use PowerShell to allow windows agents to do automatic failover between multiple SCOM management servers? or…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part3

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part2

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part1

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one…

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Windows Server 2012 – Part3: Virtualization Enhancements “Mobility”– Hyper-V Replica

In this post series I started here with a release date announced in Windows Server Blog (by the way it was announced yesterday (1st of August) that Windows Server 2012 is RTM today), then I start highlighting the main areas of enhancements that I will focus on in this series starting from Virtualization Enhancements started…

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Windows Server 2012 – Part2: Virtualization Enhancements “Scalability & Flexibility”

In this post series I started here http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/07/10/windows-server-2012-part1-release-date.aspx with a release date announced in Windows Server Blog and highlighted the main areas of enhancements that I will focus on in this series starting from Virtualization Enhancements that will take more than one post to cover it, so let me start directly with Windows Server 2012…

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Windows Server 2012 – Part1: Release Date

I was so excited when I read today that Windows Server 2012 Release Date (RTM version) is the first week of August 2012 and the product will be generally available to customers worldwide in September 2012 as clearly announced in Windows Server Blog here  http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/07/09/windows-server-2012-final-release-timing.aspx  and for sure you still able to download Release Candidate…

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Microsoft Private Cloud Videos

These are a group of new Microsoft Private Cloud Videos: Video: Thought Leadership Series – Enabling Private Cloud Garth Fort talks about why you should consider converting your current datacenter infrastructure into a private cloud fabric.   Video: Thought Leadership Series – All about the App Garth Fort talks about Microsoft’s unique philosophy around managing…

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