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  • Blog Post: Windows Server posters now available on Windows Store

    Here is a really nice Windows 8 App developed by our “Poster guy”. The team that designs our digital server posters and these posters provides a visual reference for understanding Microsoft technologies and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V poster has also now published. Check out this cool...
  • Blog Post: IT Camps – Windows 8 & System Center 2012

    We have recently announced our next wave of IT Camps in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, with the focus areas being on Windows 8 and System Center 2012 SP1. If you have not attended our IT Professional Camps before, these are a free Level 300 in-person event, with the aim of teaching a deep technical...
  • Blog Post: Last round of Private Cloud IT Camps

    Following the last six months of Private Cloud IT Camps, focussed on Windows Server 2008 R2 & System Center 2012 , we will wind this series down by having summary Private Cloud IT Camps in Johannesburg and Cape Town at the end of August. Up until now, our IT Camps content and presentations have...
  • Blog Post: Best of MMS2013 @ TechEd Africa

    BETTER TOGETHER - Best of MMS 2013 and TechEd Africa We are excited to announce that for 2013, Best of MMS will be hosted at TechEd Africa as a virtual event. Experience the latest technology solutions at TechEd Africa 2013 where we will be offering over 50 dedicated sessions in desktop, device management...
  • Blog Post: How to use Windows Server 2012 Essentials with more than 25 Users?

    As you know Windows Server 2012 Essentials is primarily designed for small businesses that need support for up to 25 user accounts and up to 50 devices. But even beyond this, Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides a number of unique, value-added features, such as Remote Web Access and automatic client...
  • Blog Post: Special Announcement–The Microsoft System Center and Cloud OS Boot Camp 2013 is back!

    The System Center and Cloud OS Boot Camp will provide you with the technical learning, insight and networking opportunities (with Microsoft and strategic solutions partners) to succeed while preparing you for the future. Learn first-hand how Microsoft management solutions can empower you in your Private...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing!

    Windows Server 2012 reached RTM (released to manufacturer) milestone on the 1 st of August 2012. We see Windows Server 2012 as a truly game-changing server release and will be instrumental to customers in their transformation towards their cloud computing strategy and journey. The general availability...
  • Blog Post: What do you do with Windows Server 2012 Essentials when you grow beyond the 25 user ceiling?

    With the previous versions of Small Business Server ( SBS 2011 Essentials and SBS 2011 Standard), what do you do when you reach their user limits? You had to migrate them onto a Windows Server Standard platform and this in itself brought some complexity with the migration process and also some of those...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Event on the 11th of September

    As promised I would like to update you on a wave of Windows Server 2012 activities that we are planning in South Africa. Please join us for a very exciting Windows Server 2012 event planned for the afternoon of the 11 th of September 2012 with proceedings kicking off at 13:00 until 19:00 PM. You...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Essentials released to manufacturing, available for evaluation today!

    I am happy to announce that Windows Server 2012 Essentials has been released to manufacturing, and is now available for download and evaluation. The product will be generally available for purchase as of the 1st of November 2012 and we expect hardware partners to be shipping systems by the end of the...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Register now for the Windows Server 2012 Launch Event with Prime Circle

    All the details have been finalised and we are all systems go for the launch of Windows Server 2012 on the 11th September 2012 in Johannesburg! Join us at this exciting Microsoft event in partnership with South Africa Server and Tools team, our Specialist Team Unit, Partners and the Windows Server product...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Licensing – Part 1

    I thought I take some time and demystify some of the licensing changes as well as edition changes that happened with the recent release of Windows Server 2012. We made the licensing simpler.  We consolidated our offering to just four editions; Windows Server 2012 Foundation Windows Server 2012 Essentials...
  • Blog Post: Migrate virtual machines from a VMware environment to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 using a free, simple, stand-alone tool

    In case you haven’t seen this yet, Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator (MVMC) is a free Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and disks. ...