NY Metro Core Infrastructure Team

Announcements from NY Metro Core Infrastructure Team

January, 2014

  • *NEW* Azure Compute Instances Available

    Today we are announcing the general availability (GA) of two new instances for use with Windows Azure Cloud Services. Called A8 and A9, they feature 8 virtual cores with 56 gigabytes (GB) and 16 virtual cores with 112 GB of memory , respectively. A8 and...
  • System Center Updates Available

    Yesterday (1/28/14) J.C. Hornbeck posted information on newly released updates that are available for System Center 2012 R2. Additional information can be found here Additionally J.C. also released today 1/29/14 that Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 5 is...
  • NEW Mini Posters Available

    Check out this new set of mini-posters highlighting the key private cloud storage and virtualization technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2. Download the collection here: http://msft.it/6184eig2
  • Solartech Virtualization Specialist Training and Certification Program

    Discounted Training courtesy of Solartech, an award wining Microsoft and Certified Training Partner. It's time for Virtualization. In an increasingly multi-hypervisor world, more and more IT organizations are using Hyper-V from Microsoft. With nearly...
  • Windows Azure Week is Fast Approaching

    Don't miss out on this free Azure training!!! On January 27 th Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) kicks off a week of Azure training for developers and IT pros with a live demo from Scott Guthrie , Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Windows Azure. Scott...
  • Windows Azure Hyper-V Recovery Manager is Now Generally Available

    Protecting application availability – especially against threats like regional disasters – can be a high-cost endeavor involving complex planning and the need to remotely monitor service availability. This cost and complexity results in many applications...
  • SMA Capabilities

    Chris Sanders recently posted a new blog on the SMA Capabilities in Depth, it is well worth a read for anyone starting their journey with SMA. It covers a lot of topics. Read the full post here
  • Windows Azure Pack Blog Post Overview on Building Clouds & TechNet

    You might be thinking, that was a lot of Windows Azure Packs blog posts going out on Building Clouds over the past two months, what's going on? You are right, there has been a lot of blog posts about WAP or its related components. In November and...
  • Azure Virtual IP Addresses (VIPs)

    A question that comes up from to time, will I lose my dynamically assigned IP Address if I shutdown or reboot my Azure virtual machine? No, your IP Address will remain assigned to your deployment until the deployment is deleted regardless of the activities...
  • Free Virtualization IT Camp

    Hi Everyone, This was released a while ago, and due to the high demand some of the classes listed are now full, but please check out the options available that may works for you and consider registering, these are highly focused classes and deliver fantastic...
  • SMA Capabilities in Depth: Runbook Input, Output, and Nested Runbooks

    Chris Sanders released a new post over on the Orchestrator blog that is worth checking out; In this post, I will cover a few of the basic concepts that will help you create high-quality runbooks. Other posts in this series will cover other useful aspects...
  • Azure Visio Stencils

    For your toolbox, Buck Woody built and made available these great Azure stencils that could prove very useful in your topology diagramming. Additional information available over on Buck’s blog
  • MVA Course – ITIL for IT Pros

    From the System Center blog team - Nathan Lasnoski a System Center: Cloud and Datacenter MVP recently worked with our Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) on developing a course on ITIL for IT Pros. This course provides an overview of the ITIL framework, service...
  • System Center Universe: US & Simulcast

    The following series is well worth checking out. There is no venue in NYC for this currently but should that change we will update this. The third annual System Center Universe is schedule for January 30th, 2014. SCU is designed to be a community driven...
  • You're Invited: Cloud OS Executive Luncheon - A Voce, February 6, 2014

    We know that you face a diverse set of challenges every day. Beyond simply keeping everything up and running, technology trends are transforming the way business is done, and you need to respond strategically to these growing challenges. Are you responding...
  • Free eBooks!

    Just wanted to ensure that this valuable list of FREE eBooks isn't missed by anyone managing a Windows Server/System Center or Azure environment; Introducing System Center 2012 R2 “Technical Overview” Designing Orchestrator Runbooks Configuration...
  • January 27th-31st is Windows Azure Week!

    There was an announcement made yesterday on some very valuable Jump Start courses on Azure being held later this month. Well worth checking out. More information can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2014/01/07/january-27...