Customers go wild for MOF!

Microsoft PFE Operations Consultants love to talk about best practices, and lately we have had many requests from clients for MOF workshops. These workshops are aimed at helping a customer’s staff gain a practical understanding of MOF and IT Service Management best practices and the activities that help drive Service Management benefits throughout the operations…


Download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 for Free!

Do you want to consolidate Servers? In cases where no new Windows Server licenses are required or where the servers being consolidated are running an alternative OS, you may want to consider using Microsoft Hyper-V Server for free! Hyper-V Server is a dedicated stand-alone product that contains the hypervisor, Windows Server driver model, virtualization capabilities,…

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Your New Office – SkyDrive Pro: The convenience of SkyDrive, the safety of enterprise security

If you like the convenience of SkyDrive but are worried about your corporate information being stored on a consumer platform then you’re going to love SkyDrive Pro! What is SkyDrive Pro? SkyDrive Pro is your professional library—the place to keep your work documents. You can think of SkyDrive Pro as your SkyDrive for business. When…

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MEET THE PFE OPERATIONS TEAM!

WHAT IS PFE: OPERATIONS (OPS)? Premier Field Engineers (PFE): Operations (OPS) focuses on the the implementation and management of quality IT services that meet the needs of the business. This includes assessing the People, Process, Partner and Product’s to ensure that they are aligned and enabled to meet the business goals and objectives. Microsoft has…


Windows Server posters now available on Windows Store

Here is a really nice Windows 8 App developed by our “Poster guy”. The team that designs our digital server posters and these posters provides a visual reference for understanding Microsoft technologies and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V poster has also now published. Check out this cool Window 8 App, download here And for those of us…

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The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAPS) v8 Beta is out

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAPS) v8 Beta is out.  The nice thing about this release in our space it that it includes Azure.  It includes assessments on which servers (Unix and Windows) are prime candidates to move to Assure and it will also size the network and storage requirements to cost Azure better….

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Community Night – November 2012

The November community night will take place on the 13th of November at the Microsoft Campus in Bryanston. It will be a 15:30 for 16:00 start, to finish at 17:30. The title for November is – To be compliant or not to be… what was the question again? This session will conclude our three part…

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You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

This week I would again like to highlight a news article on Windows Azure in order to emphasize the momentum that is building around this solution to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity.  The article from ZDNet entitled “You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure “ can be…

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