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Private Cloud Management with VMM 2012 (Part 1): What’s new with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog I have been delivering a lot of sessions on the all-new VMM 2012 lately to both external and internal audiences, so I thought of sharing some information with our online community as well. I am putting together a 3-part series of blog… Read more

My HTC Mozart is craving for some Mango..

My HTC Mozart is craving for some Mango.. Coming this Holiday season.       tweetmeme_source = ‘iftekharh’; tweetmeme_service = ‘’; tweetmeme_url = ‘ mango.aspx’;… Read more

Hello World:

Finally I bought my own domain name which was pending for quite some time now. I was surprised to see even though my name is quite a common name, nobody has acquired it yet and I didn’t want to leave this opportunity to let it go to anybody else. So I am glad to announce… Read more

Configuring DirectAccess™ using Forefront UAG 2010 SP1

I am really a great fan of DirectAccess and use it all the time to connect back to my corporate network when I am at home, traveling and sometimes even when I am on vacation . I know being a Infrastructure consultant, I do not cover much on core Windows Server technologies like BranchCache and… Read more

Datacenter Automation using System Center : Part 2 : Register NOW

Microsoft Partners, if you have joined our web seminar today for Datacenter Automation using System Center : Part 1, you must have seen some cool demos how you can do an automated provisioning of Virtual Machines by triggering a workflow from System Center Service Manager and using Opalis to initiate a VM creation using VMM… Read more

Get Started with RemoteFX Deployment

      This article is cross posted from my original post on PTS Official Blog Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is getting momentum and more and more organizations are looking at VDI to provide Operating system environment to their users. One of the challenges that VDI is facing today is to be able to provide the… Read more

Microsoft Management Summit 2011: Las Vegas Here I come.

Hello Everybody, This is again a part of year where Microsoft reaches out to all its customers, partners, IT Pros and developers through its back to back technical conferences with some great announcements, Technical Sessions and demonstrations of its latest and cutting edge products and solutions. Year 2011 will start with Microsoft Management Summit 2011… Read more

What’s new with SP1 for VMM 2008 R2

This article is cross posted from my post on PTS Official Blog   As you all know that SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 just gone RTM adding two new virtualization capabilities: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX Let’s first understand these capabilities in details. Dynamic Memory: An enhancement to Hyper-V R2, Dynamic Memory… Read more

PTS Workshop : Deploy VDI using RDS

  Dear Partners, As you know, the PTS teams are available to help you accelerate your sales cycle, win against the competition, reduce development costs, lessen your time-to-market, and architect and deploy successful solutions. Partner Technical Services is now offering a workshop on how to deploy Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) using Remote Desktop Services (RDS)…. Read more

PTS Blog: Private Cloud– Part 2

Part 2 of the series on Private cloud posted on GPS Blog In my last blog post, I talked about the how Virtualization plays a vital role in setting up a Cloud infrastructure and enables the kind flexibility, elasticity, and automation which cloud services requires. I also mentioned about Microsoft Hyper V Cloud offerings which… Read more