Service Manager Mobile Clients "Demo Versions"

A great application by our partner (LINKdotNET) for System Center Service Manager… Windows Phone 7 : http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/service-manager/de42d927-4c2f-4b8a-8abf-df739e26c59a Windows 8 : http://apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/en-US/app/service-manager-client/6283dbef-e01b-4100-a45d-b7a97ac08e3b iOS : http://mobteam.linkdev.com/Infrastructure/Infrastructure.html

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Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track Guidance Set

A great documentation set, the reference implementation guidance: Lab-tested and validated guidance for implementing multiple Microsoft products and technologies with hardware that meets specific, minimum, hardware vendor-agnostic requirements. Customers can use this guidance to implement a private cloud solution with hardware they already own or purchase.  The guidance set consists of the following downloadable documents:…

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Everything You Wanted to Know about SR-IOV in Hyper-V – by John Howard

Part 1: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2012/03/12/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-sr-iov-in-hyper-v-part-1.aspx Part 1 discusses emulated versus software devices, the prosand cons and constraints of each and why Microsoft is investing in SR-IOV. —————————————————————————————————– Part 2: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2012/03/13/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-sr-iov-in-hyper-v-part-2.aspx Part 2 discusses the SR-IOV standard, physical functions(PFs) virtual functions (VFs) and the hardware requirements to make SR-IOV evenpossible. —————————————————————————————————– Part 3: http://blogs.technet.com/b/jhoward/archive/2012/03/14/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-sr-iov-in-hyper-v-part-3.aspx Part 3 discusses device…

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Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V based virtual machines and disks. You can download from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34591

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Final scalability numbers for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

And here is the final numbers:)     Windows Server  2008 R2 Windows Server  2012 Improvement  Factor Logical Processors Per Host 64 320* 5x Physical Memory per Host 1 Terabyte 4 Terabytes* 4x Virtual Processors per Host 512 2048* 4x Virtual Machines per Host 384 1024* 2.7x         Virtual Processors per VM…

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7 New Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses

Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/introduction-to-the-microsoft-private-cloud Modules: Private Cloud Overview; Private Cloud: Infrastructure Overview; Private Cloud: Application Overview This course focuses on proving an overview of the Microsoft cloud technologies and how using these technologies can help your business build, deploy, and maintain a private cloud. Module 2 will provide an infrastructure overview and…

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New Microsoft Learning Certifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 validates a set of primary skills that are relevant across multiple solutions. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure provides a comprehensive platform on which to build and run a highly efficient and modern datacenter. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Desktop Infrastructure proves that you…

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Windows Server 2012 Jump Start

On June 20-21, 2012, Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Server and Tools team and Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) to deliver the “Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution” presented by Rick Claus and Corey Hynes.  The videos from this well received events are now available here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/ff832960.aspx?category=MSJumpStart · Windows Server…

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Convert-WindowsImage.ps1 – WIM2VHD for Windows 8!

Convert-WindowsImage is the new version of WIM2VHD designed specifically for Windows 8. Completely rewritten in PowerShell, this command-line tool allows you to rapidly create sysprepped VHD and VHDX images from setup media for Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8/Server 2012. Download the tool from here

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Say hello to Windows Azure

Say hello to Windows Azure and read this blog for new services, http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsazure/archive/2012/06/06/announcing-new-windows-azure-services-to-deliver-hybrid-cloud.aspx

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