MSTechSA

An online channel to share in-depth technical information about current and future product solutions within the Microsoft stack that impacts all IT Professionals in South Africa.

MSTechSA

  • Community night, get involved!

    Communities are a great way to learn more about current and future technologies, meet people who - like you - design, deploy and support infrastructure technologies. What are you waiting for? Get involved! To this extent, and to grow the interaction...
  • June IT Camps - Private Cloud: SCORCH & DPM 2012

    Our June IT Camps dates are confirmed, we will be having a deep dive into System Center Orchestrator and Data Protection Manager 2012. Following the same format of our previous IT Camps, the content will be presented by experienced IT Professionals...
  • 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...
  • MVA Series – Automation with System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator

    In this second part of a two part blog post, previous one here , we will conclude the Service Delivery & Automation portion of delivering IT-as-a-Service with a series of videos from the Microsoft Virtual Academy focussing on System Center Orchestrator...
  • MEET THE PFE OPERATIONS TEAM!

    WHAT IS PFE: OPERATIONS (OPS)? Premier Field Engineers (PFE): Operations (OPS) focuses on the the implementation and management of quality IT services that meet the needs of the business. This includes assessing the People, Process, Partner and Product’s...
  • IT Camps – Windows 8

    We have recently announced our next wave of IT Camps in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, with the focus areas being on Windows 8. If you have not attended our IT Professional Camps before, these are a free Level 300 in-person event, with the aim...
  • You’re running out of excuses to not try Microsoft Windows Azure

    This week I would again like to highlight a news article on Windows Azure in order to emphasize the momentum that is building around this solution to ensure you do not miss out on the opportunity.  The article from ZDNet entitled “You’re running...
  • Download Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 for Free!

    Do you want to consolidate Servers? In cases where no new Windows Server licenses are required or where the servers being consolidated are running an alternative OS, you may want to consider using Microsoft Hyper-V Server for free ! Hyper-V Server...
  • Community Night – September 2013

    Over the last 12 months, I have delivered numerous events throughout South Africa, second to Windows 8 questions from the audiences, Office 365 has been one of the hottest topics discussed informally with attendees. The questions have all centred around...
  • Introduction to Windows Azure - IaaS Virtual Network

    Continuing on with the series "Introduction to Windows Azure" after my initial blog summarising the full set of new capabilities and the subsequent blog on Virtual Machines, I thought this week I would discuss Virtual Networks . For those that missed...
  • Introduction to Windows Azure - IaaS Virtual Machines

    Well as I promised after my initial Azure blog detailing the overview of the Azure feature set, I now will provide further clarity on each of those features. For those that missed the initial blog it can be found here This week I want to kick off my...
  • 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...
  • Community Night - June 2012

    This month we will look at the subject of Archiving . What is true archiving, why archive, how does archiving impact our lives as IT Professionals, and what are the regulations we should take into account within South African law when archiving. Our...
  • Community Night - May 2012

    Following our successful April Community night, whereby we had an informal discussion with Aris Stavrou from Rand Merchant Bank, around migration projects and lessons learnt. Microsoft will be hosting the next Community night on the 8th of May at the...
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators - MDT 2012

    Today's Solution Accelerator post focuses on the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 . Otherwise known as MDT 2012 … The latest version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for download here . Deploy...
  • Best of MMS 2012 - South Africa

    The Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) - South Africa 2012 is the premier Microsoft event showcasing the latest innovations of Microsoft Private Cloud and also the launch platform of System Center 2012 and Windows Azure in South Africa! We have...
  • Meet Windows Azure!

    We are very excited to take our first step in publically inviting our customers and partners to join in our excitement about the New Windows Azure Release. Meet Windows Azure -- www.meetwindowsazure.com Meet Windows Azure is a live event...
  • May IT Camps - Private Cloud: SCSM 2012

    It is time for our May IT Camp, this month we will be focusing on System Center Service Manager 2012. As a reminder to those who have not attended an IT Camp before, please have a quick look at our previous post here . This event will follow...
  • Why register for the ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event?

    Tonight at 10 PM South African time, Microsoft will be hosting their ‘Meet Windows Azure’ event in an online webcast that one can register for here . We realise this is not the most comfortable time for us here in SA to participate in the...
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators - IPD Guides

    We are currently seeing an influx of customers in South Africa, who are either in the Planning or Implementation phase for migration projects. To this end we are engaging with many IT Professionals involved in these projects who are seeking guidance and...
  • Microsoft Solution Accelerators - MAP Toolkit

    Today's post focuses on the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit . Otherwise known as MAP … *updated* With the release of MAP 7.0, the following are now included in the latest version Windows 8 and Windows 7 Migration Windows...
  • Microsoft Management Summit 2012 is Live!

    At the Microsoft Management Summit the brightest and most skilled IT Professionals from around the world meet to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on technical training, sharing of best practices and interaction with innovators and...
  • April IT Camps - Private Cloud: VMM 2012

    The dates are locked (2nd time round), the content is prepared, the venue is booked, we just need you! As a reminder to those who have not attended an IT Camp before, please have a quick look at our previous post here . The focus area of this month...
  • Windows Server 2012 RC is out, what now?

    Windows Server has reached another important milestone on it's road to the final release version. In this post we are going to highlight some of the key new features and where you can find resources for them. With over 300 new features in Windows Server...
  • Welcome to the new Microsoft IT Professionals - South Africa blog!

    Greetings!!! We are excited to have this outlet to share more in-depth technical information about current and future products within the Microsoft stack that impacts all IT Professionals. We will be posting product information, roadmaps, tips and...