How Microsoft.com Moved to a Virtualized Infrastructure
Microsoft virtualization technologies and SAN-based clustered storage solved numerous ongoing challenges. Implementing a dynamic computer infrastructure enabled Microsoft.com Operations to increase architectural flexibility and optimize use of resources.
The Power of ECM2: Enterprise Content Management Using SharePoint 2010
Content management is all relative, or is it? Discover the new document set paradigm in SharePoint Server 2010. Actively manage content, converting it into a fluid state that can be leveraged throughout the enterprise. See MSIT’s practical application of ECM using the InfoPedia solution.
Reducing Costs and Improving Systems Management with Hyper-V and System Center Operations Manager
Microsoft E&D IT leverages System Center Operations Manager and Hyper-V to Manage over 170 different applications and a 600+ Server Environment to streamline application and server Infrastructure management. In E&D IT, there is continued demand for agile application release to production and or servers provisioned to deliver IT value for the Xbox, Zune business demand. Hyper-V technology and platform is leveraged to provision Infrastructure capability and ability to scale up and enable proactive production support services with ‘eyes and ears’ leveraging System center ops manager. In doing so, IT has improved their deployment times, utilized the full capabilities of the hardware and lowered total cost of ownership for support, making them a much more agile team within the organization.
How Microsoft IT Approaches Organizational Change Management
Understand how Microsoft IT created an organizational change management framework to drive an organization wide change management competency around planning, managing and implementing organizational change. By utilizing a structured process and specific set of resources for addressing the impact of change on people, Microsoft IT is able to realize faster change adoption, maintain momentum and its commitments while mitigating the natural resistance to change.
Results of the Green IT Datacenter Pilot: Consolidating Data Centers Using Virtualization
In 2009 MSIT proposed a Green IT initiative which included anticipated power consumption savings of up to 66% in its data centers. A pilot effort was kicked off as part of the data center migration in Dublin-Grange Castle datacenter.