Scripted Deployment of a #SystemCenter Configuration Manager 2012 Secondary Site #ITCamp #SMS

In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, you can no longer deploy a secondary site server using Setup (wizard or scripted).  Instead, you must use the Configuration Manager console to create a new secondary site.  This is less than ideal if you want to deploy several secondary sites or want to automate the process for any…

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Small Business Server 2011 and Server Virtualization #ITCamp #HyperV #SBS2011

Lot’s of interest at our IT Camp Events on using Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 with Hyper-V Server Virtualization.  Here’s the key take-aways: The Hyper-V server virtualization role is not available on Small Business Server 2011 Essentials or Standard Editions The Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on does support the Hyper-V role when installing Hyper-V on…

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USB device access with #HyperV child VMs? YES! #ITCamp

One of the frequent questions we’ve heard during our IT Camp Events is in regards to virtualizing USB devices for use within child VMs on a Hyper-V host.  While there’s no native out-of-box support for this, I did want to call out a third-party solution that I’ve used with several customers and works great: Digi’s…

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Next steps after #ITCamp … #SystemCenter 2012 Guided Online Labs and Training

At our IT Camp Events, you all saw System Center 2012 delivering IT as a Service via the provisioning and management of Private Clouds … Now, take the next step in learning about System Center 2012 via these FREE guided online labs and training resources that cover the key steps in deploying, automating and managing Private Clouds!…


Use Your #ITCamp #HyperV Lab – Migrate To Windows Server 2008 R2

You’ve built your Hyper-V lab environment at our IT Camp events … now it’s time to put that lab environment to good use so that you can take advantage of those cool Server 2008 R2 features like Managed Service Accounts, Active Directory Recycle Bin, Offline Domain Join and Hyper-V Live Migration! Below I’m providing a list of…


System Center 2012 & User Centric Management are Rocking in Ohio and Michigan – May 21st to May 24th

The User Centric Management (UCM) features in System Center 2012 can dramatically improve how IT Professionals plan software deployments and application management in our new consumerized business world.  UCM offers users an unprecedented level of control over how and when their software installations occur. Users can now self-select their primary systems, perform on-demand installations, plus schedule,…


Get Certified on Hyper-V R2 with FREE Study Guide!

Are you anxious to get started with prepping for the new MCSE: Private Cloud certification, but bummed because the new exams for 70-247 and 70-246 aren’t out yet?  Don’t fret, because from now through January 2013, Exam 70-659 – TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization may be taken in place of Exam 70-247 and applies towards one exam…

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Calling all developers in US Central: Your idea could be the next great Windows 8 Metro style app!

Recently, the Windows Store blog announced that in the next significant Windows 8 preview release they will be expanding their global coverage with 33 additional app submission locales for developers. Our store services are ramping up as planned–and of course the plan includes ramping up developer registrations to enable app submissions to the Windows store….


Erlanger, KY – May 22nd – Cloud Intelligence Conference – EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS ON 5/11

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with industry Cloud experts in our own backyard!  I’ll be there helping to Emcee the event, and I look forward to meeting you all! Cincinnati Cloud Intelligence Conference hosted by MAX Technical Training and NKU College of Applied Informatics is pleased to announce the keynote and featured speakers…