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Weekend Reading: Show Up on Monday as (potentially) an Expert in Automation

I have a quality weekend reading recommendation for all the IT pros looking for the latest and greatest information on Automation. One my favorite blogs is Building Clouds, and the automation SME’s who contribute to that site just wrapped up “Automation Month.” Check out this post to see links to all the topics they’ve explored...

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The NEW Microsoft RMS is live, in preview!

[Please see this post — we’ve shipped!]     Hi folks, We made it! Today we’re sharing with you a public preview of the massively updated rights management offering.  Let’s jump right in… The new Microsoft RMS enables organizations to share sensitive documents within their organization or to other organizations with unprecedented ease. These documents...

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New Preview: Windows Azure Rights Management Service Update

Howdy folks, Today I’m blogging about some exciting news from a part of the Active Directory team that we haven’t talked about much yet – our Rights Management Service (RMS) team. Just a few hours ago, our RMS team turned on the public preview of: The latest version of the Windows Azure RMS service RMS...

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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for August 2013

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and the Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library have been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: August 1, 2013 at the top of the topic. This month sees additional prerelease information for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, as well as updates to...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: PaaS for the Modern Web

Part 9 of a 9-part series.   A major promise underlying all of the 2012 R2 products is really simple: Consistency. Consistency in the user experiences, consistency for IT professionals, consistency for developers and consistency across clouds. A major part of delivering this consistency is the Windows Azure Pack (WAP). Last week we discussed how...

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Reinstalling Cumulative Updates in Configuration Manager

One request we often receive is for information on reinstalling cumulative updates with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This comes up specifically in the case of a disaster recovery scenario, where hotfixes may need to be reinstalled to the same server following a restore from backup. The challenge is that our cumulative updates do not...

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Known Issue: Pull Distribution Point Unable to Download Migrated Packages—Malformed XML

This blog post describes a problem that prevents pull-distribution points, which were introduced with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, from acquiring packages that were migrated from another Configuration Manager site. Scenario After a package is migrated from one site to another (e.g., from a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 site to System Center 2012...

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What’s New in 2012 R2: Enabling Modern Apps with the Windows Azure Pack

Part 8 of a 9-part series. Don’t let the title fool you – this post is critically important for Developers and IT pros. The reason I call out this warning up front is that often, when I’m speaking at conferences around the world, as soon as I start to discuss the developer perspective and developer...

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