TechNet Virtual Lab Insider: System Center 2012 Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

Deploying the infrastructure for a private cloud is just the first step. In today’s episode Sr. IT Pro Evangelist, John Baker previews for us the “Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center 2012 Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager to ensure that infrastructure SLAs are met which means…

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TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager–Building a Service Template

In today’s episode John Baker preview the “Building a Service Template” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to delegate private cloud access to users and admins, as well as how to create a new private cloud, virtual machines and service templates all before deploying a service to the…

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TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager (Preview with Insider)

In this episode John Baker previews the “Building Your Cloud Infrastructure” Virtual lab. Learn how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to streamline network and storage resources that are allocated to virtual machines as well as how to create new Hyper-V hosts and host clusters. TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to quickly…

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Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1)

Everything You Wanted to Know and Ask about Windows Deployment (Part 1) Download: WMV | WMA In this demonstration-rich, question and answer webcast, Windows Product Manager Stephen Rose moderates an open conversation with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Product Manager Michael Niehaus and deployment guru Johan Arwidmark. They discuss the new Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 release as…

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New System Management User Group in Dallas

Do you use System Center?  Want to learn from peers that do that also?  Well Chad Till from Dell has started a new User Group. DFW SMUG https://sites.google.com/site/dfwsmug/home  The first meeting is this Friday May 25th at Catapult Systems.  I plan to be there. We will review MMS if you missed any of the sessions….

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System Center 2012 8 Part Webcast series

We are about to kick off a new Webcast series on System Center 2012. Below is all the registration information. I will also have a post with the recordings.   5/29/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 1 of 8): Beginning with the End in Mind http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809577  or  http://bit.ly/JTGtJK Abstract: In this…

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System Center Configuration Manager SDK Preview available for download

The System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SDK provides information applicable to administrators who want to automate Configuration Manager through script and to developers adding features and extensions to base Configuration Manager functionality. This Configuration Manager SDK Prerelease contains documentation and samples that are useful in developing applications that access and modify Configuration Manager data. It…

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MMS 2012 sessions

I had two sessions at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2012).   On this post I will include the PowerPoints for the decks I used. Also I will update this post when the sessions become live on http://mms-2012.com  They were recorded and I understand they will be made public after the event is over. My…

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MCSE is Back!

This week Microsoft announced some major changes in our certification program.  Why? Well with the Cloud taking off, it’s time for an update. MCSE is now Microsoft Certified Solution Expert.  If you remember 20 years ago, here in Texas we had problems using MCSE, because then “e” was Engineer. In Texas to call you self…

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