SCSM 2012 Event Dashboard (ExpIT)

ExpIT released version 1.3 of the ExpIT Event dashboard for SCSM 2012. This version is now available for download from http://www.expit.com/downloads.aspx New Features in version 1.3 include: · Support for Windows 8 & Windows Server 2012 · New team Progress tab showing ticket load per analyst or team · New watch List tab to monitor…


Installing Windows Server 2012 (step by step)

Great post for installing Windows Server 2012 on http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msgulfcommunity/archive/2013/03/06/installing-and-activating-windows-server-2012-step-by-step.aspx


Comparing Cloud Storage Providers in 2013

Today, Nasuni introduced our 2013 State of Cloud Storage report. It’s an in-depth look at the major publicly available Cloud Storage Providers (CSPs) along the dimensions of performance, availability and scalability and Microsoft Windows Azure is rated as #1 http://www.nasuni.com/blog/193-comparing_cloud_storage_providers_in


Technical Documentation AND Technical Scenarios for System Center 2012 SP1

SC2012SP1_SuppConfig.docx Download SC2012SP1_SuppConfig.pdf Download SC2012SP1_UpgradeSequencing.docx Download SC2012SP1_UpgradeSequencing.pdf Download Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager This page lists the technical documentation downloads that are available for the Operations Manager component of System Center 2012. Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager This page lists the technical documentation downloads…


MVA new tracks

Check out the new tracks: Licensing Windows 8 Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment Overview of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS) Planning and Preparing for Windows 8 Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start Windows Intune – Deploy Windows Intune – Manage & Operate Windows Intune – Plan Windows Server 2012 Jump Start:…


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


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:…


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…


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