News

Microsoft Premier

Microsoft Premier Support UK - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

CU3 For System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Sp1 released (see KBs below)

J System Center 2012 R2 is nearly here! GA 18th Oct J

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2013/08/14/system-center-2012-r2-available-october-18th.aspx

General

The Manageability Guys (from the providers of this TRM)

http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/

System Center Team Blog – Site Home – Technet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/

Steve Rachui's Manageability blog - ConfigMgr/OpsMgr - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/ 

MSDN Blogs

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rslaten/

TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/manageabilityguys/ 

Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/

Insufficient data from Andrew Fryer - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/andrew/

Configuration Manager

The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/configurationmgr/

The Deployment Guys - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys

System Center Configuration Manager Solutions - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mwiles/

Carlos Santiago's Manageability Blog - Configuration Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/carlossantiago/

Michael Niehaus' Windows and Office deployment ramblings - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mniehaus/

Operations Manager & MOM

The System Center Operations Manager Support Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/operationsmgr/

Kevin Holman's System Center Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/

Jonathan Almquist on Operations Manager - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jonathanalmquist/

Jimmy Harper's Operations Manager Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/jimmyharper/

Emre's OpsMgr Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/emreguclu/

MPAuthor - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/

Other System Center Products

System Center Endpoint Protection (including Forefront Endpoint Protection) – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/

System Center: Orchestrator Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/orchestrator/

System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Team Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/scvmm/

System Center: Data Protection Manager Engineering Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/

System Center: Service Manager Engineering Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/

The Microsoft Application Virtualization Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/appv/

The Out Of Band Management Support Team blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/oob/

Training Resources

Microsoft Virtual Academy – free training:

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/Studies/SearchResult.aspx?q=system%2bcenter

Technet Virtual Labs – free training

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/bb467605.aspx

Tweets

Operations Manager & MOM

@OpsMgr

Tweets from the Ops manager team

@MPReleases

Notification of new Management Pack Releases as they happen.

@MS_SystemCenter

We are the System Center Support team. We support App-V, ConfigMgr, DPM, MED-V, Opalis, OpsMgr, Server App-V, Service Manager, SCE, SCVMM, WSUS and more.

@system_center

The folks at Microsoft who work on the System Center family of products and solutions.

Downloads

Don’t forget all your download needs can be satisfied at download.microsoft.com or

pinpoint.microsoft.com

Downloads made available in the last month:

Microsoft Monitoring Agent 2013

Microsoft Monitoring Agent monitors computer infrastructure and application health. It collects diagnostic data, such as performance metrics, event logs, and traces. Microsoft Monitoring Agent can be used as a standalone tool or together with System Center Operations Manager. When monitoring .NET applications, you can direct the agent to save application traces in an IntelliTrace log format.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40316

Test Lab Guide: Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 VMM

Provides instructions to create the Windows Server 2012 R2 Network Virtualization with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) test lab, using computers running Windows Server 2012 R2.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39284

System Center Management Pack for SQL Server

The Management Pack for SQL Server provides the capabilities for Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Operations Manager 2012 to discover SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, and SQL Server 2012. It monitors SQL Server components such as database engine instances, databases, and SQL Server agents.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10631

Events/Webcasts

Oct 18:

System Center R2 General Availability

New KB's

General:

Description of Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125/EN-US

Operations Manager:

Notification of Operations Manager alerts may not be received

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2709639/EN-US

Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack: December 2012

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2742265/EN-US

"The 'finally' keyword is not supported" error in CheckMaxConcurrentAPI.ps1 in SCOM 2007 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2856250/EN-US

Configuration Manager:

Description of Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2882125/EN-US

Task sequence to install an operating system doesn't run when you use custom port settings in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2838585/EN-US

Description of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2854009/EN-US

SQL exception on a System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 site server after recovery

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2890472/EN-US

Software Updates That Require Multiple Reboots may Cause Task Sequence Failure within Configuration Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2894518/EN-US

Service manager:

None this month

Virtual Machine Manager:

VMM 2012: Performing an operation in Virtual Machine Manager fails with error 801

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756886/EN-US

How to convert between VHD and VHDX formats in System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2799257/EN-US

The VMMService service crashes after you add an ESX or ESXi cluster

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889979/EN-US

Data Protection Manager:

None this month

Orchestrator:

None this month

Endpoint Protection:

An anti-malware platform update for Endpoint Protection clients is available from Microsoft Support

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2865173/EN-US

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