Deleting multiple Packages in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 by Mike Terrill with 1E

There are times when a GUI interface is perfectly fine when performing administration tasks.  At other times, it just outright sucks.  If you have ever had to delete multiple Packages in Configuration Manager 2012 (SP1) from the GUI management tool, you probably know what I’m talking about.  If you really like clicking through multiple screens…

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New Blog Series – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month

Now that April is upon us, the US IT Pro Evangelist team is embarking on another Blog Series for the month of April – Build Your Private Cloud in a Month.  Since the team has covered Windows Server 2012 (December 2012), Windows Azure (January 2013), Migration and Deployment (February 2013) and Server Virtualization (March 2013),…

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Migration and Deployment: Step-by-Step - Deploying Windows 8 Apps with System Center 2012 SP1 (Part 16 of 19) by Keith Mayer

For any organization that has deployed applications to Windows 7 (or Windows XP and Windows Vista), the mechanism(s) that were used will most likely work for deploying those same applications to Windows 8 desktops.  The unknown entity for most organizations is the deployment of the new Windows 8 based GUI applications.  The good news for…

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Migration and Deployment: 5 Steps to Deploying Windows 8 with System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (Part 3 of 19)

In Part 2 of the Migration and Deployment blog series, Kevin Remde explained how free tools such as the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) could be used to deploy Windows 8 in a “Light Touch” or semi-automated fashion.  In Part 3, Keith Mayer explains the use of a for…

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Migration and Deployment: Free Tools for Windows Deployment – and a light touch deployment demo (Part 2 of 19)

At 7:00 AM on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013, Kevin Remde posted Part 2 of 19 in the Upgrade and Deployment Blog Series that focuses on some free tools for Windows Deployment.  There are usually multiple options for deploying a new Operating System – manual installation by physically visiting each computer, fully automated installation (zero touch…

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Upcoming IT Camps in West Region in March and April, 2013

                    Please join us at a Microsoft IT Camp as we dive into how to get your datacenter ready for the cloud and beyond.                   Join us at a FREE Microsoft IT Camp for hands-on labs, demos, and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts. Here’s your chance to learn more about getting your datacenter ready for…

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US IT Pro Evangelist build out of Private Cloud (ITProsRock.com) Documentation

At the end of September, the Field based IT Pro Evangelists in the US got together and worked to build out our Microsoft Private Cloud solution in our lab.  We called it ITProsRock.com.  The environment consists of 5 Dell R710 Servers.  We virtualized all the core infrastructure servers and all the management servers (System Center…

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Bytes By TechNet Interview with Richard Campbell, host of RunAs Radio and Microsoft MVP

I had a chance to chat with Richard Campbell and get his thoughts on System Center 2012.  It’s always good to hear someone else’s take on our products.  Richard is very familiar with the Microsoft platform but at the same time, he is also independent and can share openly about his thoughts and experiences with…

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Microsoft Private Cloud Summit in Los Angeles on May 22, 2012 includes 3 Tracks (Client & Device Management, Cloud & Datacenter Management and Hands-On IT Camp)

I already posted that we are having a series of IT Camps in the West Region back on April 6th.  One of the cities on the list is Los Angeles on May 22nd.  The System Center team also wanted to hold a larger Private Cloud Summit that day so rather than reschedule my IT Camp…

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Microsoft Management Summit 2012 – My joint presentation with John Weston on Building a Microsoft Private Cloud using System Center 2012 Evaluation Software for a Lab

This week during Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012, my team mate, John Weston, and I delivered a joint session on how we build out Microsoft Private Cloud in our lab using Evaluation Software of System Center 2012.  We shared our learnings (mistakes) so that those who are looking to do the same thing as us…

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