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*NEW* Systems Center 2012 Virtual Labs are Live!
Here's a great resource to get up-to-speed on the latest version of System Center 2012. Virtual Lab System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure System Center Virtual...
7 Dec 2011
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start
Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start This 1-day online accelerated Jump Start training presents fundamentals and skills necessary to pass Exam 70-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization, and thereby earn a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS...
5 Dec 2011
Bytes by TechNet: John Baker and Johan Arwidmark Discussing Windows Deployments
Join me and Johan Arwidmark, Chief Technical Architect at Knowledge Factory for a discussion around deployment. Johan gives some tips and tricks along with customer scenario examples when using Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Microsoft Deployment Toolkit(MDT), and Microsoft System Center Configuration...
15 Aug 2011
Trip Report on TechStravaganza Atlanta 2011!!!
TechStravaganza Atlanta 2011 For those of you that didn’t make it to the TechStravaganza at the Microsoft office last Friday you missed a great day!!! We had 115 people turn up to see Mark Minasi give presentations on the Cloud and IPv6 as well as pick from 12 sessions in a 3-track program. There...
7 Jun 2011
Screencast (Part 4 of 4): Master Your Environment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Part 4 of 4: Desired Configuration Manager and Network Access Protection As more clients and servers are added to your environment, the task of managing these resources becomes much more complex. Knowing the range of available hardware and software, while keeping the machines current with the latest...
12 May 2011
Screencast (Part 3 of 4): Master Your Environment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Part 3 of 4: Operating System Deployment and Software Update Management: As more clients and servers are added to your environment, the task of managing these resources becomes much more complex. Knowing the range of available hardware and software, while keeping the machines current with the latest...
11 May 2011
Screencast (Part 2 of 4): Master Your Environment with System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Part 2 of 4: Site Server Roles: As more clients and servers are added to your environment, the task of managing these resources becomes much more complex. Knowing the range of available hardware and software, while keeping the machines current with the latest applications and patch updates can become...
10 May 2011
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2 Now Available for Download!!!
If you’re managing an IT organization, you’ll know the consumerization of IT is creeping into your environment and probably causing a major management challenge. If this is the case then I have the tool for you!!!! System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices...
5 May 2011
TechStravaganza 2011 - Atlanta
TechStravaganza 2011 Presented By: Atlanta Active Directory User Group l Atlanta SBS User Group Atlanta SMS User Group l Atlanta PowerShell User Group Mark Minasi sessions on Cloud Computing and IPv6 PLUS 12 Sessions in 3 Tracks Windows Server, PowerShell...
2 May 2011
Atlanta Systems Management User Group Meeting - April 22nd, 2011
The Atlanta Systems Management User Group and System Center Virtual User Group invites you to attend the next SMUG meeting scheduled for April 22nd, 2011 for a day of great presentations, discussions, and networking. Registration If you are planning to attend the event in person, click here to Register...
11 Apr 2011
System Center Management Firestarter PowerPoints
East Region DPE is currently delivering a System Center Management Firestarter Series . The PowerPoint presentations covering the following topics are available here for download: System Center Essentials System Center Operations Manager System Center Configuration Manager System Center Virtual...
5 Apr 2011
TechNet Radio: IT Time – Optimizing System Center Configuration Manager with BDNA
It’s IT Time and in today’s episode, Blain Barton and John Baker interview Walker White, Chief Technology Officer for BDNA Corporation. Listen in as they go in depth on how BDNA products can help System Center Configuration Manager admins improve their daily IT operations as well as realize the full...
28 Mar 2011
TechNet Live Events – East Region: “To Manage and Deploy: Take control of your critical infrastructure with the Microsoft Management Stack”
Coming to a city near you!! TechNet Events presents: To Manage and Deploy: Take control of your critical infrastructure with the Microsoft Management Stack . Move from crisis mode to enhanced IT control with the Microsoft management stack. Join your local TechNet Events team for a full day of live...
7 Mar 2011
Atlanta Systems Management User Group Meeting–October 11th, 2010 10:00am-4:00pm
The Atlanta Southeast Management User Group and System Center Virtual User Group invites you to attend the next SMUG meeting scheduled for October 11th, 2010 for a day of great presentations, discussions, and networking. You can attend IN-PERSON or VIRTUALLY !!!! Click on the registration button...
22 Sep 2010
TechNet Radio: Optimize Your Desktop Infrastructure with System Center Configuration Manager and Windows 7
In this episode of TechNet Radio, listen in as our host, John Baker , speaks with David Feng , IT Director for Sporton International . Sporton International, a leading testing, certification and electromagnetic compatibility consultant wanted to relieve its two-person IT staff of time-sapping...
8 Dec 2009
Just added to the TechNet Event Schedule – Atlanta, GA April 1st, 2009
Join me for this additional event at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta for a look at some valuable new tools and technical content. I will be delivering 3 sessions (see below for session detail). First, we’ll explore Microsoft’s vision of cloud computing, take a quick tour of Microsoft...
6 Mar 2009
SQL 2008 – Is it supported on System Center Configuration Manager 2007?
Our live event content this quarter includes System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and this has been a common question: “Is SQL 2008 supported as a site database?” The Answer Absolutely!!!!! SQL Server 2008 is now supported on Configuration Manager...
27 Jan 2009
TechNet Live Events!!! Software Plus Services, System Center Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager - Coming to a city near you!!
The TechNet Live Events of this quarter are just about to start. Our team of IT Pro Evangelists will be delivering these events to various IT Pro communities in cities throughout the U.S. starting late January: Session 1: Where the Web meets local software: Cloud computing with Software-plus-Services...
16 Jan 2009
New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 w R2
Are You Deploying System Center Configuration Manager? If you are, then you'll find this NEW Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide for Configuration Manager will be an invaluable resource. The guide enables you to quickly select which features of Configuration Manager you need in order to...
30 Oct 2008
TechNet Virtual Labs: System Center
If you haven't looked at the TechNet Virtual Labs site then you're really missing out on a great resource!! Today I want to point out whats available for the System Center family in particular. if you want to "kick the tires" without having to go through all the setup process then go take a look at TechNet...
16 Oct 2008
System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Managing Unix, Linux and Mac OS X
What? Are you seeing things? System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 managing non-Windows machines? How can that be? Well folks, the IT world is a complex, heterogeneous place where customers use a variety of platforms in their environment. As many of you already...
18 Aug 2008
Task Sequences in System Center Configuration Manager 2007
I recently had a question about task sequences in System Center Configuration Manager. Task sequences provide the mechanism for performing multiple steps or tasks on a computer without requiring user intervention, extremely useful if you're deploying operating system image packages. If you're looking...
10 Aug 2008
NEW!! System Center Team Blog
If you’re responsible products in the System Center suite of products such as Operations Manager 2007 , Configuration Manager 2007 , Data Protection Manager 2007 , Virtual Machine Manager 2007 , Windows Update Services , Windows Power Shell and others, then you’ll want to check out the new System Center...
27 Oct 2007
System Center Configuration Manager: What Ports are used for communication??
I was asked in today's event in Nashville, "What ports are used by System Center Configuration Manager?", as the attendee wanted to manage clients behind a firewall. I didnt know off the top of my head, but did find the information located in the Online Documentation . From the link above: Configurable...
5 Oct 2007
System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Essentials Licensing and Pricing
At todays event in Ronkonkoma, NY several of you asked what the licensing costs are for the various System Center products we discussed. Below are some charts with the basic numbers, but to get more detailed information click on the links below: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Pricing and...
28 Sep 2007
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