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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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Faster Virtual App Publishing at First Logon for Non-Persistent VDI Environment in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2

Author: Rae Goodhart, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Client and Mobility Starting in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, we’ve provided deep integration with App Virtualization (App-V) technology to deliver “single pane of glass” app management. With Configuration Manager, you can manage virtualized apps just like managing any other app while also taking advantage of Configuration Manager’s...

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Common Error Wiki for the Configuration Manager Client for Linux and UNIX

Author: Anurag Gupta, Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center A wiki describing many common errors for UNIX and Linux clients for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 is now available at  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/28548.unix-and-linux-clients-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-common-error-wiki.aspx. The wiki is a great tool for admins to find solutions to issues during client...

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Support Announcements for April 2014

Author:  Harini Muralidharan, Program Manager, Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager support Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (upgrade): Note:  This support statement has been updated here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/03/30/updated-sc2012-configmgr-sp1-and-sc2012r2-configmgr-support-sql-server-2014.aspx  System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support upgrading an existing site...

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP3 is now supported on System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and  System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP3 Desktop Client and Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No software updates are required. —...

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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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Networking Without Limits: SDN

After nearly 40 years of creating enterprise software, there are few companies who have come to appreciate the importance of infrastructure in the quite the way we have at Microsoft. We recognize that to host great software and great apps, you need an equally great infrastructure for your datacenter. At Microsoft, we create and deliver...

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Today is the GA for the Cloud OS!

Over the last year, we have made some incredible developments with Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and the new release of Windows Intune – and I am incredibly excited for these products to reach general availability today! Leading up to this, our team has worked incredibly hard to share as much information...

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