Is it supported on Windows Azure Virtual Machines?

I have seen a few questions recently about support* for hosting various products on Windows Azure VMs.  Can you run SharePoint? TFS? SQL Server? Hyper-V? What versions?  Fortunately there is a KB article for that 🙂 Microsoft server software support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2721672 This article discusses the support policy for running Microsoft…


Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 3)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Previous Post: Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 2) Configure Configuration Manager Distribution Point Servers and Client to Enable Virtual Application Deployment 1. Enable Standard…

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Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 2)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Previous Post: Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 1) How to Perform Common Virtual Application Management Tasks with Configuration Manager App-V integrates seamlessly with System…

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Integration of System Center Configuration Manager and App-V (part 1)

(Post courtesy of Yashkumar Tolia. Steps below are from the Virtual Application Management with Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5/4.6 and System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 White Paper) Application Virtualization is an important component of the virtualization stack. An important and a vital ingredient in the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure cuisine, it separates out the application from…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: Configure Software Catalogue portal and publish applications

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) The Software Catalogue portal is a cool new feature in System Center Configuration Manager 2012. Administrators can publish applications for end users, and optionally they can enforce authorization before actual deployment of the application. I tried to configure the feature in the release candidate of Configuration Manager 2012 and captured screenshots…

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Configuration Manager 2012 RC: What's new in Software Update Management?

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) Configuration Manager 2012 is introducing a lot of changes in update deployment procedures. Most of the changes are around the "HOW" part while there are some new concepts too. In this post I’ll talk about what some of the changes are around: Configuration of Software Updates components Deployment of software updates…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Primary site

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) Previous Post: How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site On the primary site server, again make sure you have following components available. 1. Make sure you have x64 Windows server 2008 Operating System 2. Install supported version of SQL server 2008 (for Configuration Manager 2012 RC you must…

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How to Install the Configuration Manager 2012 Central Administration Site

(Post courtesy Anil Malekani) When I recently had to install Configuration Manager 2012 RC in my lab setup, I thought of capturing screenshots. I installed a Central Administration Site and a Primary site attached to it. To follow along, download the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Release Candidates Here…

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Network Monitoring with System Center Operations Manager 2012

(Post courtesy Nikunj Kansara) This post describes the network monitoring capabilities of the System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta. In my opinion, network monitoring is the most exciting feature of the upcoming Operations Manager 2012 release. This article will help users to get an overview of the network monitoring, how to discover network devices, configure…

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Dashboards in System Center Operations Manager 2012 (Part 2)

(Post courtesy Rohit Kochher) In part 1 of this series, we discussed about the terminology used in dashboards and created a performance widget. In this part 2, we will create state and alert widgets. In the end we will have our Grid Layout ready with all the three widgets. We will also touch on integration…

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