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  • Blog Post: Coffee Talk with Brad and Jeff: Perspectives on the Cloud: IT as a Service

    Hello everyone, building on what Brad covered in his TechEd Berlin keynote, we are pleased to present Episode 3 of the Coffee Talk Series.  In this episode, Brad and Jeff begin to tackle the topic of Microsoft's vision for cloud computing through the lens of platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Release Candidate now available

    This week at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C. the Release Candidate of SCVMM Self Service Portal has been announced.  VMMSSP (also referred to as the self-service portal) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution built on top of Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, and System...
  • Blog Post: Hey! You! Get ON My Cloud!

    The final release version of the System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Azure applications is now available. This monitoring pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Previously available as a release candidate (RC), this new Operations...
  • Blog Post: A Matter of Influence

    Every once in a while, things you’ve worked on for longer than you care to remember, but seemed for way too long to go nowhere fast, just kind of “gel.” This week, amid all sorts of pre-MMS, pre-Convergence madness, we had a moment like that, and I’d like to cap off the week by making sure that I don...
  • Blog Post: System Center Datacenter Management Solutions: Kickstart your cloud journey!

    At MMS 2010 and the Worldwide Partner conference , we articulated our holistic datacenter-to-cloud strategy. Specifically: a) How Microsoft's Server platform and Services platform uniquely enable delivering IT as a Service on your own terms - out of your own datacenter, service provider datacenters or...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and HP Announce New Agreement

    Today Microsoft and HP announced a $250 million engineering, sales and services partnership to advance cloud computing and help customers better use IT for business success. You can read the press release and other materials and watch videos of Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia and HP executives commenting on...
  • Blog Post: Showing the Private Cloud on our own Private Cloud at TechEd 2011

    Wow, I can’t believe TechEd 2011 is over. It was a fantastic show, and I enjoyed every minute of it. From the Sessions to the TLC Booths to the different treks from different buildings. It was all worth it. One thing that was going to be difficult, however, was how do we setup the demo environments at...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a Basic Plan Using the Service Administration Portal

    This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers Service Administration and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the...
  • Blog Post: How to Integrate Your Billing System with the Usage Metering System

    This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers Service Provider experiences in enabling the billing and chargeback of Tenant Resource...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Application Virtualization CTP Released – Run More of your Applications on Windows Azure

    T oday we are excited to announce the Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Server Application Virtualization (Server App-V), and the Server Application Virtualization Packaging Tool. Microsoft Server Application Virtualization builds on the technology used in client Application Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Creating Usage Analytics Reports using Excel

    This post is a part of the nine-part “ What’s New in Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2 ” series that is featured on Brad Anderson’s In the Cloud blog. Today’s blog post covers Service Administration and how it applies to the larger topic of “Transform the...
  • Blog Post: Configuration Manager and Intel vPro integration

    Hi everyone, recently at the Intel Developer Forum , we sat down with our friends at Intel and recorded a demonstration of the integration between ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 and Intel vPro. The video is now live, and is available here on Edge. I hope you find it useful. For more information, please visit: System...
  • Blog Post: The System Center team is heading to Europe

    Hey everyone, the System Center Team is heading to Amsterdam for the week of Feb 8th. We will be in town presenting to the EMEA Infrastructure, Deployment and Management Council at the Microsoft Netherlands Schiphol Office . While the event is not open to the broader public we are around and would love...
  • Blog Post: Attend the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010

    Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? Interested in VDI and Server Virtualization? Want to save on costs but wondering about ROI? How to improve IT flexibility? Have more questions than answers? Join us at the Microsoft Virtualization Summit 2010...