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,…

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Useful tools for Windows Server 2012!

Simplify Windows Server 2012 deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1! MDT 2012 Update 1 is now available! This release expands your deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview. Download MDT 2012 Update 1. Learn more…

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Three Deployment & Planning Tips! (MAP, MDT & SCM)

Determine Windows 8 readiness with MAP 7.0 Beta Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 Beta is now available! MAP 7.0 helps you to assess the readiness of your environment for deploying Windows 8 in your machines. The Windows adoption feature performs a hardware assessment against the recommended system requirements for Windows 8 and provides…

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Some beyond-basic free tools for IT Pros

Andrew and I often get asked questions about some of the more basic elements of the job and a question that comes up time and  time again is what are the best tools to use for doing X.  For me I often get asked how you start to plan a migration, to understand what’s out…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) 6.0 ready for download

We all love a new download, and this one has just been released. Why do you want it? Well, the MAP Toolkit is an agentless inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations—including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, Windows Azure, and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Get…

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