Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012

  Top 10 New Features in SQL 2012 Our new SQL 2012 just released. I get asked all the time why should I upgrade to the latest. There are 100’s of reasons with this one, I tried to pick the best 10. More info here: 1) AlwaysOn SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances · Multi-subnet…


Amazing Day of Announcements for MSFT

Today is day 2 of MMS 2012, April 17th, 2012.  I just can’t believe the number of Announcements that have come out today. First here at the Keynote at MMS we announced the world wide availability of  System Center 2012. To download the trial go to If you missed the keynote you can watch…


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  They were recorded and I understand they will be made public after the event is over. My…


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…


System Center 2012 on From End to Edge and Beyond Episode 18

About This Video In this episode, Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes interviewed John Weston, IT PRO Evangelist at Microsoft. During this interview John Weston talked about Private Cloud using System Center 2012. John presented the value proposition of System Center 2012 and explained how System Center can assist you to build your own private cloud….


Download free Trial software

We need you to try some software. ALL are 180 evaluations or Release Candidates.  Enjoy! CARE: System Center 2012 Suite CARE: System Center 2012 Suite (INCENTIVE PROGRAM) 20 bucks!! CARE: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications CARE: Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 CARE: Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 CARE: System Center Virtual Machine Manager…


MMS keynotes Live On-Line

Learn firsthand how Microsoft management solutions can empower you in your cloud computing journey and help you manage a wide range of different devices in your organization. Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, returns to keynote both days at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit. While keynotes begin at…


Windows Intune and Modernizing Your Desktop Strategy

Windows Intune and Modernizing Your Desktop Strategy Download: WMV | WMA Are you still running on Windows XP? Are you looking for guidance about how to embrace the cloud, getting the most out of virtualization, and better understanding the consumerization of IT (CoIT)? Are you spending more time on managing your management environment than you…


TechNet Radio Community Corner: James Bannan on System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

About This Video Microsoft System Center MVP, James Bannan joins us in today’s Community Corner as we discuss all things System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Tune in as we cover some of its latest features as well as some best practices for establishing your private cloud infrastructure. Download System Center 2012 Are you ready…