VMM 2012: How I got EMC Clariion AX4-5 Working with VMM Storage Mgmt Service

As I’ve started exploring System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, the first task I took as an action item is to learn how to configure active management for our engineering EMC Clariion AX4-5.  I’ve personally been slacking a bit in getting VMM 2012 up & running.  As you probably have seen, we’ve been busy…

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Using Package Conversion Manager (PCMs) Fix & Convert–Moving Manual Readiness Packages

In today’s post, I wanted to take some time to outline to ConfigMgr administrators how to effectively use a key feature that is in Package Conversion Manager (PCM) RC released last week.  Beyond the US – English release, we also released the international versions of PCM – German | Simplified Chinese for administrators wanting to…

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MDT 2012 Beta 2–User-Driven Installation (UDI) Version 2

Since the release of MDT 2010 Update 1, our User-Driven Installation (UDI) engineering team has worked extremely hard at making the use of UDI much simpler for administrators and end-users to use.  This is the founding principle, or pillar, we focused on this past year.  This hard work of our team was made available to…

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ConfigMgr 2012: Package Conversion Manager (PCM) & Readiness State

In today’s post, I wanted to take a little bit of time to build a bit deeper on the underlying principles of the “Readiness” state for Package Conversion Manager (PCM) as it is the fundamental to understand.  My colleague, Cameron King, outlined in his blog titled “Package Conversion Manager Readiness States & Rules” the actual…

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ConfigMgr 2012: Introducing Package Conversion Manager (PCM) for Seamless Migration to AppModel

For the past 15 months, our engineering team has spent a great deal of time partnering with the System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) team building a feature pack called Package Conversion Manager.  As many know, ConfigMgr 2012 introduces a powerful shift in how you as a administrator will manage software in your enterprise.  The next…

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