#MVA Course – ITIL for IT Pros

Nathan Lasnoski a System Center: Cloud and Datacenter MVP recently worked with our Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) on developing a course on ITIL for IT Pros. This course provides an overview of the ITIL framework, service design, strategy, and more. By participating in this course, you will gain a deep and well-rounded understanding of ITIL… Read more

Update Rollup 5 for System Center Advisor is available

Microsoft has released the on-premises client Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft System Center Advisor. This update is dated November 12, 2013. The article linked below describes the following information about the update: The issues that the update fixes How to obtain the update The prerequisites for installing the update Whether you have to restart the… Read more

Join our ITPro Customer Panel and help shape future Microsoft Virtualization, Cloud, and Datacenter Management Products

Microsoft Windows Server and Systems Center Customer Research team is looking for ITPros to participate on an IT Pro panel. As a member of the panel, you will have the opportunity to provide vision and feedback to the Cloud and Data Center Management Product team through surveys, focus groups, usability sessions, early design concept reviews,… Read more

New in Software Assurance: Problem Resolution Support Web

Hi everyone, this is Siddharth Jha from the DPM team and I wanted to bring a product support related update to your attention. Microsoft has added a new type of support incident that has an email-only support option. We offer this as a part of our paid Microsoft Software Assurance Support program in order to… Read more

System Center User Group: Netherlands – Update & Announcement

Greatness of a small country: Client, Data, and Cloud Management Today the System Center User Group Netherlands is proud to announce their new website with a wink to the past Dutch Clouds (painted by Dutch famous painters 1400-1600 century) and future cloud developments. The renewed website is part of a range of new initiatives to… Read more

Service Manager 2012 R2 – Fixes included

Thomas Ellermann posted a great breakdown on the updates in R2 for Service Manager 2012. The focus in R2 for Service Manager was to tackle some of the critical customer and MVP collected bugs. Service Managers R2 release saw no major performance improvements but we are targeting Console and Portal performance in the next update… Read more

Some thoughts about System Center 2012 R2

As I’m sure everyone is aware, last week we released System Center 2012 R2. With this new release, I thought it would be a good idea to call attention to a great article written by Steve Bucci, one of our top Senior Support Escalation Engineers here on our System Center team. He wrote the article… Read more

Announcing the General Availability of System Center 2012 R2: Management Delivered

The Cloud OS vision combines Microsoft knowledge and experiences with today’s trends and technology innovations to deliver a modern platform of products and services that helps organizations transform their current server environment into a highly elastic, scalable, and reliable cloud infrastructure. Utilizing the software that powers the Cloud OS vision, organizations can quickly and flexibly… Read more

Cloud OS Community Relay (UK)

Join Microsoft and a panel of MVP speakers at the Cloud OS Relay, to learn about the Cloud OS and how this technology suite from Microsoft can transform your business. Speakers such as Gordon McKenna, David Allen, Damian Flynn, and Simon Skinner and more will be covering all things Cloud OS! The big topics of… Read more

System Center Community/MVP Update

As many of you have probably seen today, I have announced my resignation from Microsoft to go to a System Center partner company.  Friday will be my last official day at Microsoft, but I don’t plan on changing my personal level of commitment to the System Center community.  I’ll still be blogging, answering questions on… Read more