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…


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…


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


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…


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    


System Center Orchestrator BETA details disclosed at TechED

Recently at TechEd we shared details around the next version of Opalis called System Center Orchestrator.   To learn more please reference the following article here http://blogs.technet.com/b/scorch/archive/2011/05/17/what-to-expect-in-the-system-center-orchestrator-beta.aspx


System Center Community Evaluation Programs (CEP)

? The System Center team is pleased to announce the Community Evaluation Program. The program is designed to provide IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating System Center and Forefront products before their final release. Members of this program are able to evaluate early versions of products with guidance from the product team and by…


System Center Marketplace launches

Microsoft is proud to announce the launch of the new System Center Marketplace. This web-based property replaces the current System Center experience on Microsoft Pinpoint and is now the one-stop place to find all things System Center: management packs, configuration packs, orchestration packs, PRO packs, products and System Center extensions as well as services offered…


CentOS Support on Hyper-V

This morning Microsoft announced that, with immediate effect, it will support Windows Server2008 R2 Hyper-V running CentOS, a popular Linux distribution for hosters. This was the number one requirement for interoperability that we heard from that community.  “This development enables our hosting partners to consolidate their mixed Windows and Linux infrastructure on Windows Server Hyper-V; reducing…


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