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WhitePaper: IDC- Delivering Private Cloud Today with Microsoft System Center 2012

Microsoft recently introduced System Center 2012, a tightly integrated management solution built from the ground up for automated private cloud application and infrastructure management. IDC interviewed a range of System Center 2012 early-adopter customers about their private cloud strategies and the role that System Center 2012 is playing in support of those programs. This white…


Guest Post: System Center Configuration Manager Application Catalogue

By Paul Gregory System Center configuration Manager introduced many new features. One of the features revolving around the new User Centric element of the product is the Application Catalogue which allows users to select software they would like to install and if required have it Approved by an Administrator. One question I get asked a…


Guest Post: System Center Operations Manager 2012 – Tuning Noise

Paul Gregory is one of QA’s principal technologists – specialising in delivering training around Microsoft Server operating systems, virtualisation and systems management. During a 29-year career within IT, Paul has helped many international organisations develop infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft technologies, as well as supply training services during the last 14 years. Paul has helped…


Deutschland – Windows Azure Newsletter gestartet

Hallo @all, für Deutschland gibt es einen Windows Azure Newsletter. Wer mehr erfahren möchte und kontinuierlich über Neuerungen und Hintergrundinformationen bescheid wissen möchte, dann hier Anmelden. Es werden interessante Themen von Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Plattform as a Service (PaaS) und Software as a Service (SaaS) in Windows Azure dargestellt., Hier Anmelden Liebe Grüße…


WS2012 Designed for the cloud – real benefits for Physical Embedded Servers

Several key goals of the WS2012 Server rewrite were to accommodate requirements of the cloud business. Datacenters which provide cloud capability are generally massive and have unique requirements which are normally a superset of those found in a smaller environment. These requirements include uptime, resiliency, flexibility, cost savings, manageability, speed and security. In this article,…


Guest Post: Top Tips on System Center 2012 from 1E

1E Consultants took a deep dive into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and here are their top tips for success. Application model – ConfigMgr 2012 introduces a completely new alternative approach to software distribution – the Application Model. With the Application Model, an Application has a number of Deployment Types, each defining the required source…


Useful System Center and Windows Server 2012 tools

IPD Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager now available! The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager. It guides you through the process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical,…


Neue Windows Azure Supportangebote – Standard-Level kostenfrei nutzen bis 31.12.2012

Hallo @all, auf dem Product Group Blog von Windows Azure hat Steven Martin (General Manager, Windows Azure Business Planning & Operations) ein neues Azure-Support-Angebot veröffentlicht. Es gibt neue Azure Support Level und der Standard-Level steht kostenfrei zur Verfügung bis zum 31.12.2012. 1 Additional information on Premier Support, including how to purchase, can be found here….


Event: Video: Slide Decks: from first 2 days of Six Steps to Azure

Six Steps to Windows Azure launched last week with over 160 attendees over the 2 days at our London kick off events which were run in partnership with the UK Windows Azure User Group.  Our first event Azure in the Real World showcased some fantastic real life solutions. Our second day focused on Advanced Topics…