Second Core IO IT Resource Guide Released

The second of three IT Pro resource guides explaining key IT capabilities necessary to move from one of four defined levels of IT services to the next more efficient and streamlined level of services is now available. The Core Infrastructure Optimization Implementer Resource Guide: Standardized to Rationalized is the resource guide to address the next…

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Core IO IT Pro Resource Guide Just Published

In a move to provide more “how-to” resources for IT Professionals related to Core Infrastructure Optimization, the Solutions Accelerator team at Microsoft has published the first in a series of Resources Guides. The Core Infrastructure Optimization Implementer Resource Guide: Basic to Standardized guide explains the key IT capabilities necessary to move from the Basic level…

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Core Infrastructure Optimization at Microsoft Management Summit

Core Infrastructure Optimization will be covered at the upcoming Microsoft Management Summit (MMS), March 26-30 in San Diego, CA.  MMS is the premier technical event of the year for IT professionals, covering the latest management products from Partners and Microsoft including the System Center family of management products. SM01 Implementing Core Infrastructure Optimization: the Implementer…

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IO webcast series – Join Industry Experts

Hello folks,   This is a good one…   Peter Weill, Director of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), and Sandy Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, Advaiya, will be presenting next Tuesday, February 13 on the Microsoft Infrastructure Optimization (IO) models.  Plus, receive a free copy of “Enterprise Architecture as Strategy: Creating a Foundation…

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Virtualization Web Seminars

This came across my desk recently…   Virtualization Web Seminars will help you sharpen your skills, build your business, and increase your profitability. Attend the up-to-date Virtualization Web Seminars where our Microsoft experts will inform you with the latest insights on virtualization technology, value, and licensing. February 1 to March 19 2007.    What does…

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Core IO at IT Forum 2006

Next week Core Infrastructure Optimization (Core IO) will be showcased at IT Forum in Barcelona, Spain, November 14-17, 2006.  IT Forum is Microsoft’s premier EMEA conference designed to provide IT professionals with technical training, information and community resources to build, plan, deploy and manage the secure connected enterprise.  If you are attending the event, please…

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Microsoft VHD catalog: Power New Tools. No Assembly Required.

Virtualization is one of the key technologies redefining how datacenters will be architected in the future. As of Monday, November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the VHD Test Drive Program, which provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and more flexible.  You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured…

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Maintaining a Known State to Optimize your Infrastructure

  Almost half of all unplanned service outages happen because of system configuration mistakes or oversights. With that in mind, several tools are available from Microsoft to help you optimize your infrastructure and keep configuration issues under control in environments of all sizes and levels of complexity. These tools provide both the technology and the…

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TechNet Webcast Series: grow your IT organization into a dynamic infrastructure

TechNet Webcast:  Agility Now Series Tune into a special webcast 10-part series detailing steps on how you can grow your IT organization into a more flexible and integrated system.  As IT organizations have become more geographically dispersed and individual roles more specialized, some IT professionals have found it increasingly difficult to collaborate across roles and…

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SML – A positive step toward Infrastructure Optimization

On July 31, Microsoft, along with 9 other vendors, made a significant announcement…the standardization of a modeling language to be used in describing computing resources. The new draft specification, called SML (Service Modeling Language), is a key milestone in the realization of the DSI (Dynamic Systems Initiative) vision that Microsoft has been talking about for the…

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