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Replication errors in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Issue Several customers reported that child primary sites were entering maintenance mode after upgrading the central administration site from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) with CU2 or CU3 to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Entries similar to the following were recorded in the RcmCtrl.log file at child primary sites: ERROR:...

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New public facing app gallery site

Howdy folks, A lot of you have been asking in email and our blog forums about how to figure out which apps are pre-integrated with Windows Azure AD. With our release last week, we’ve turned on a public facing version of our Application Gallery where you can browse and search the entire list. To access the gallery, visit: https://aka.ms/T8i786   Best regards, Alex Simons (Twitter:...

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RemoteApp improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Hi, I’m David Bélanger, a program manager on the Remote Desktop Virtualization (RDV) team in Windows Server. One of the areas of focus for RemoteApp programs in Windows Server 2012 R2 was improving the user experience by eliminating some of the remaining gaps we had between a RemoteApp and a local app. RemoteApp programs are...

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Usage of and Enhancements in our GraphAPI

Howdy folks, Many of you who read this blog are already familiar with our GraphAPI – it’s a RESTful cloud API based on the OData 2.0 standard. The GraphAPI is the best and easiest way to programmatically and securely access the wealth of data that resides in Windows Azure Active Directory.  Today over 1450 3rd party applications use the GraphAPI and last...

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App Access Enhancements GA + Azure AD Premium Preview

Howdy folks! It’s a BIG day here in the Active Directory team. As ScottGu announced in his blog post, we’ve just GA’d the Application Access Enhancements for Windows Azure Active Directory. This is a HUGE milestone for us on our path to delivering the world’s richest cloud based identity management service. In addition to these...

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Announcement: New Quiz for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

We are pleased to announce that we’ve just published a new quiz in our popular series of quizzes for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. This new quiz tests your knowledge of many of the new features and functionality in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. For example, how well do you understand how to create...

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Pre-Integrated Apps and our App Gallery

Howdy folks! If you have been following our blog posts and/or have been exploring Windows Azure Active Directory, you’ve probably read about how you can use it to connect your organization’s on-premises Windows Server Active Directory identities to the cloud, and how this enables your users to single sign-on into cloud-based applications without needing to...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts (here and here) have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available...

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