SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Support for System Center 2012 SP1 products

During my project I tried to find out which System Center 2012 SP1 products support SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn functionality . I took me quite some time after browsing all products for supported configuration I finally found following technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj628198.aspx  which provides exactly the information I was looking for.   SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn…


System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 CTP2 Now Available

    You can download CTP2 and the supporting documentation from the following links. Download Location Installation packages for all components http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=254659 Documentation for all components http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=254803   CTP1 cannot be upgraded to CTP2 and CTP2 will not be upgradable to Beta. CTP builds are not supported for production use . All components now support…


Microsoft Application Approval Workflow

AAW uses System Center 2012 – Orchestrator between Configuration Manager and Service Manager to sync Configuration Manager applications, leverage Service Manager workflows, and post the approval status back to Configuration Manager. We created wizards in Service Manager to configure custom service request template-matching criteria. User and application properties received in the approval request from Configuration…


Summary of System Center 2012 Virtual Labs on TechNet

  Find below a summary of Virtual Labs on TechNet around System Center 2012 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Application Management TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Content Management TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Managing Clients TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: OSD Bare Metal…


Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available

Check out the Server and Cloud Platform Blog post by David Mills! See http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2011/11/10/system-center-operations-manager-2012-release-candidate-from-the-datacenter-to-the-cloud.aspx . Download it now!!


Reducing the cost of virtualization using Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center

external source: Microsoft Team’s blog: http://blogs.technet.com/b/itbizval/ One of Microsoft’s recent studies was to understand the recurring labor costs in managing and operating Microsoft Hyper-V versus VMware’s competing platforms. The licensing costs of these products are an important consideration for customers, as are the benefits of physical-to-virtual server consolidations. Both items are often discussed to some…