Where to see John in June 2012

  Here is my schedule for June, looks like fun!   June 7th  Dallas New Horizons  SpecTechular  free event.  http://spectechular.com/dallas/index.html I will be doing several sessions, come check them out. June 7th DFW IT professionals User Group 6PM at MSFT office www.dfwitprofessionals.com  I am just attending, but should be fun night! June 8th DFW VMware…

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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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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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TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft Private Cloud vs. VMware with Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis

About This Video Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis is back on the show and in today’s no holds-barred session, we’re giving a serious look at VMware vs. the Microsoft Private Cloud. Tune in as we give a “Just the facts ma’am” overview of the key differences between each of their virtualization offerings, management tools, certification exams…

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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: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3783.what-s-new-in-sql-server-2012.aspx 1) AlwaysOn SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances · Multi-subnet…

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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 https://aka.ms/syscntr If you missed the keynote you can watch…

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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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