How do you update your IT infrastructure? Tell us more about your experience and pain points

Keeping the IT infrastructure up to date is often identified as a very tedious and time consuming process. Here at Microsoft, we are constantly looking for areas to improve your productivity, and reducing the time and the effort you spend in applying updates is one of those. As we think on how to improve the overall… Read more

Now available: Update Rollup 8 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

The article below describes the components that are updated in Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. Additionally, the article contains download links and links to component articles that provide details on the issues that are resolved in this update. For all the latest details please see the following: KB2991990 –… Read more

Update Rollup 4 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available

The article below describes the components that are updated in Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. Additionally, this article contains download links and links to component articles that provide more information about the issues that are resolved in this update. For all the latest details please see the following: KB2992012 – Update… Read more

Server Products Application Logo Certification Programs

Building the unified platform experience for modern business is core to Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision. With cloud technologies playing an ever expanding role in business, we want to ensure that we deliver exceptional value to our partners. To that end, our logo certification program enables partners to showcase their applications with a symbol of quality… Read more

Announcing availability of the System Center Technical Preview

We’re pleased to announce that the Microsoft System Center Technical Preview is now available. The Microsoft System Center Technical Preview delivers unified management across on-premises, service provider, and Microsoft Azure environments, thereby enabling the Microsoft Cloud OS. Please note that to evaluate System Center Technical Preview, you need to be running Windows Server Technical Preview… Read more

Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 is now available

Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 has been released and is now available for download. Components that are fixed in this update rollup include Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Operations Manager – UNIX and Linux Monitoring (Management Pack Update), Orchestrator & Service Provider Foundation, Service Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. Additional details as… Read more

Update Rollup 7 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is now available

System Center 2012 SP1 UR7 has been released and is now available for download. Components that are fixed in this update rollup include Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Orchestrator and Virtual Machine Manager. Additional details as well as installation instructions can be found in the KB article below. 2965089 – Update Rollup 7 for System… Read more

Microsoft Azure Site Recovery: Your DR Site in Microsoft Azure

One of the biggest reveals during the TechEd 2014 North America keynote was the Preview of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. Azure Site Recovery (ASR) is the new name for Hyper-V Recovery Manager (HVRM). HVRM was the first use of the Azure public cloud for off-premise automation controlling on-premise private cloud fabric…. Read more