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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for December 2013

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: December 1, 2013 at the top of the topic. Downloadable versions will be available soon and announced on this blog. We value customer feedback and try to incorporate it when possible.  Although we can’t...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Deploying a Hybrid Cloud

Over the last two “Best Practices” posts, I’ve looked at how to Plan and Build a Hybrid Cloud, and with these technical exercises complete, this post will focus on the best practices for deploying this carefully planned and built Hybrid Environment. In this post, I’ll examine some critical items for deployment, like Service Provider Foundation...

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Update: Expanded (and free) Resources for VMware Experts!

Back in October, I announced some new resources from Microsoft to help VMware Experts “Future-Proof” their career.  The resources included the new Microsoft Virtualization Certification, free live training to prep for the cert, and a voucher to take the new cert exam for free. It would be a big understatement to say that the interest...

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Mac OS X 10.9 Support for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Clients

3/19/2014 – Updated Clients for Mac computers have been released.  For more information see our announcement post http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/03/19/announcement-update-for-configuration-manager-clients-for-mac-computers.aspx. Mac OS X 10.9 Support for the System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Mac Client Mac OS X 10.9 is supported on System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager with the following known exception: USB devices on Mac...

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Karan Daftary’s Bio

Hi I am a Program Manager on the Mac team for System Center Configuration Manager. I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and joined Microsoft in 2013. Upon joining Microsoft I’ve had the opportunity to ship the VPN feature for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. In July of 2013 I presented Mac Management using...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: Best Practices for Building a Hybrid Cloud

In the last post we discussed in great detail the process of carefully planning your Hybrid Cloud. The planning process is vital, and in this post we’ll see the time spent planning really start to pay off. In this post I’ll discuss the 4 Steps that I believe are crucial when Building any Hybrid environment....

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Why wait? Get a jumpstart on mobile device management with Configuration Manager and Windows Intune today!

MDM… BYOD… acronyms for some of the hottest buzzwords in IT these days.  As I’ve had a chance to talk with various customers over the last several months, it’s clear that organizations are embracing the bring-your-own-device philosophy and that mobile device management is a key piece of being able to do that securely and effectively. ...

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