The IT Pro's guide to Enterprise Mobility

This article discusses the steps required when embarking on an Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) Project and is joint-contributed by Susan Smith, IT Pro Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and Andy Turner, Technical EMM Lead at Mitchells & Butlers. Image Source: ‘Customers eating and drinking’ from Mitchells & Butlers. Mitchells & Butlers – the largest operator of…


F1 for help

Join us for two days of IT Camps for the Enterprise 8-9th April @ Lotus F1® HQ If there is one thing I have learnt from my time at Microsoft it is that we are all different. One area where this is obvious is that we all have different approaches to learning.  Some people like to…

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Free guide: SQL 2012 and System Center 2012 R2

  By Paul Keely, Microsoft MVP focusing on SQL and System Center.   In this guide I've decided to be very much more focused on SQL and its interaction with System Center and indeed Server 2012.  In the last guide I felt that a lot of people were already installing SQL for quite some time…

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Free Microsoft System Center eBooks

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2: Introduction: ‘Microsoft System Center is one of the three pillars of Microsoft’s Cloud OS  vision that will transform the traditional datacenter environment, help  businesses  unlock insights in data stored anywhere, enable the development of a wide range of modern business applications, and empower IT to support users who work…


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…

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Better Together – The New Windows Server 2012 R2 Innovations – Download Now

There are quite a few products that make up the Microsoft Cloud OS vision. Windows Server 2012 R2 is in preview right now and ready for your evaluation.  We also have a strong management platform that make up the System Center family of products. They are designed to have tight integration with the core being…

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A month of Lunchtimes

I am on the weird fasting diet thing of 600 cals twice a week and inevitably this means that lunch times can be hard as you can ending thinking about food if you don’t do something else instead.  So my plan for the quiet summer period is to use that time to sharpen my skills,…

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System Center 2012 R2 Available October 18th

In important news today, we are extremely excited that on October 18th, eligible customers will able to download Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and use the latest update to Windows Intune. This is the same day that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide. Microsoft Vice President Brad Anderson…

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Creating Usage Analytics Reports using Excel

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Administration and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the Datacenter.”  To read that post and see the other…

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How to Integrate Your Billing System with the Usage Metering System

This post is a part of the nine-part “What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog.  Today’s blog post covers Service Provider experiences in enabling the billing and chargeback of Tenant Resource Utilization and how it applies to Brad’s larger topic of…

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