If you’ve ever wanted to learn a little bit more about the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Self-Service Portal then you’ll want to check out this cool video recorded by John Baker and Yung Chou while they were out at Tech Ed 2009 this spring. It’s only 10 minutes long but it offers a great intro to the Self-Service Portal if you’re new to this feature. I have Yung Chou’s intro and a link below:
John (Baker), a good friend and a colleague of mine in the Microsoft US East Evangelist team, and I both attended TechEd 2009 in L.A. and the first thing that Monday we did was to walk in a little onsite studio and record a TechTalk session. Since we needed to get it done in our time slot which was 30 minutes including getting in and out, mingling with the crew, getting John off email (that was a tough one, if you know what I mean), and finding the right angle for me (which was the most important thing as far as I was concerned for the whole recording), etc. Everything happened real fast and basically we sit down, put on the microphones, smiled, talked, thanked you, then got up and left, so the crew could start recording the next session. And yes, we did it in one take. It was a little bit intense and stressful, yet I had a lot of fun doing it. John is fun to work with and we always have a good time hanging out. Not to mention I got to talk about Self-Service Portal, something I consider one of the key objectives for implementing a virtual machine manager infrastructure.
To continue reading and to view their video see http://blogs.technet.com/yungchou/archive/2009/05/26/self-service-portal-what-why-and-how-a-techtalk-session-in-teched-2009.aspx
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer