Announcement: Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation scheduled for 4/30/13 has been moved to 5/1/13.

The session originally scheduled to take place Tuesday 4/30/13, has been moved to Wednesday 5/1/13 at 8 a.m. PST. If you are interested in attending this online meeting, please follow this link where you can add all the meeting invite to your calendar and listen in and participate. Microsoft Lync is required in order to…

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NTttcp Version 5.28 Now Available

Leveraged extensively by both external customers and Microsoft Product Groups alike to profile and measure Windows networking performance, updated versions of NTttcp (a Winsock-based port of BSD’s TTCP tool) have remained ‘internal-only’ for the past five years (the last public version, v3.0, was released in 2008).  That is, of course, until now! Download: NTttcp v5.28…


Announcement: Special Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation taking place on Thursday 4/25/13

We will be having a special additional MVP speaker series session on 4/25/13 titled: Keeping Your CIO Happy: Executive Scorecarding with SQL, SharePoint and System Center 2012 Operations Manager. If you are interested in attending this online meeting, please follow this link where you can add the meeting invite to your calendar and listen in…

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Announcement: Special Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation taking place on Wednesday 4/17/13

The session originally scheduled to take place today, Tuesday 4/16/13, has been moved to tomorrow, Wednesday 4/17/13 at 8 a.m. PST. If you are interested in attending this online meeting, please follow this link where you can add all the meeting invite to your calendar and listen in and participate. Microsoft Lync is required in…


Announcing new Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series

We are excited to announce a new series open to everyone.  Starting Tuesday April 16, 2013 we will have MVP’s share their knowledge on a variety of topics to the broader community.   If you are interested in attending these online meetings, which will take place once a week, please follow this link where you…


Week of April 8: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with your latest blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs. It must be spring: Microsoft Management Summit is this week in Las Vegas (with several MVPs presenting or participating in Birds of a Feather sessions) and several MVPs announced that they were renewed as MVPs on April 1. Seattle even had…


Automating Service Request Catalogs with System Center-Service Manager and Service Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

Our presentation demonstrates how to deploy the service catalog introduced in System Center 2012 – Service Manager through PowerShell, as well as the benefits of doing so. We also dive into ways we utilize Orchestrator to automate fulfillment of some of the requests submitted to our team through the portal with the use of Orchestrator….

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System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager at Microsoft IT

Watch this session to learn how Microsoft IT uses System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 in day–to–day client management. This session is focused on tips and tricks for new features such as Client Auto upgrade and will also cover managing modern applications, MAC client rollout and administration, hierarchy upgrade and App–V 5.0 integration. Note: This…


Advanced Real World Help Desk with System Center 2012 SP1 Service Manager

Learn how the Cloud and Datacenter Management team built a CUBE using Service Manager and Operations Manager (Alerts & Tickets) to streamline our business. We will discuss the challenges of running large monitoring systems and how we use the Alert/Ticketing data to: • Clean Up Management Packs in OM • Reduce the alert volumes sent…