Building your own Private Cloud with Step by Step guideance

A great BLOG from a colleague in our geo, Keith Mayer, with Step-by-Step guidance in building your own Private Cloud with Windows Server/System Center and Windows Azure  http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2013/05/18/build-your-private-cloud-in-a-month-new-article-series.aspx#.UaTx4cLD-71      

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Windows Azure: Improvements to Virtual Networks, Virtual Machines, Cloud Services and a new Ruby SDK

Recently released enhancements to Windows Azure for the areas below.   Read more from Scott Gurthrie’s blog on these topics further.capabilities include: Virtual Networks: New Point-to-Site Connectivity, Software VPN Device and Dynamic DNS Support Virtual Machines: Remote PowerShell and Linux SSH provisioning enhancements Cloud Services: Enable Remote Desktop Support Dynamically on Web/Worker Roles Ruby SDK: A new…

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What’s coming with System Center 2012 SP1

System Center 2012 SP1 (currently in CTP2) includes the following update and enhancements to the following System Center 2012 components: Virtual Machine Manager Improved Support for Network      Virtualization Extend the VMM console with      Add-ins Support for Windows      Standards-Based Storage Management Service, thin provisioning of logical      units and discovery of SAS storage Ability to convert VHD to     …

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Transforming IT with the Microsoft Private Cloud

Come and learning more about our recent announcements around the Microsoft Private Cloud from our senior executives and learning further around our announcments for System Center 2012. Microsoft Private Cloud is built on solid investments you have made with Windows Server, System Center, Active Directory and others to provide the most comprehensive solution giving you choice and…

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Validated Private Cloud with Cisco, NetApp and Microsoft

Cisco and NetApp have jointly developed a pre-validated private cloud offering through the Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program.  Learn more at  – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/hyper-v-fasttrack-offering-now-available-from-cisco-and-netapp.aspx

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Hyper-V for Windows 8 workstations announced

A  really exciting announcment shared on Windows 8.     For those of you that would like to run Hyper-V on your workstation as you do testing as a developer, architect evaluating solutions and so on, we are now providing Hyper-V for Windows 8 to run on the desktop.  For further details, please inquire further on the…

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System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 BETA is now available

Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 continues to build on the legacy of providing unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup & recovery solution from Microsoft, for Windows environments. DPM provides the best protection and most supportable restore scenarios from disk, tape and cloud — in a scalable, manageable…

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Microsoft – SUSE 2.0

As we continue to invest in our Interoperability, we have recently announced that Microsoft has formally extended our strategy Windows-Linux interoperability we previously had with Novell to SUSE.   To learn more, please reference the following BLOG post    http://blogs.technet.com/b/openness/archive/2011/07/25/microsoft-suse-2-0.aspx   Regards, Your local Microsoft Heartland Datacenter team

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System Center Operations Manager 2012 BETA released

Today, the BETA of SCOM 2012 was released. System Center Operations Manager 2012 provides the solution to the challenges mentioned above by: Delivering flexible and cost effective enterprise-class monitoring and diagnostics while reducing the total cost of ownership by leveraging commodity hardware with standard configurations to monitor heterogeneous environments. Helping to ensure the availability of…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Dynamic Optimization / Power Optimization

Within the upcoming version of Virtual Machine Manager 2012, we are including some optimization capabilties in which we think will make a big difference in helping you maximize your virtual resources in your datacenter.    Please reference the site below for a good breakdown on Dyanmic and Power Optimization with VMM 2012. http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/archive/2011/05/04/dynamic-optimization-and-power-optimization-in-scvmm-2012.aspx    

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