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  • Blog Post: Why you should take a closer look at MVP Cloud OS Online!

    By Claire Smyth , MVP Lead for UK and Ireland. The rapid rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services has provided an ever-increasing array of opportunities in IT: datacenter transformation, new data insights, people-centric IT and more modern business applications. To help IT professionals...
  • Blog Post: IT Pros Unplugged: Head of IT at a Premiership Football Club

    When we think of our 'dream job', then it’s all about finding something we're good at, we get paid to do and of course we love doing. We were lucky enough to spend some time with Matthew Reynolds, Head of IT at Southampton Football Club, we asked him a few questions on what he does...
  • Blog Post: Modernizing Your Datacenter with Software-Defined Networking (SDN)

    Last week there was a flurry of information and activity around TechEd North America. So many announcements and sessions , so little time. Several of the product groups posted information on what they have been working on, and we wanted to make sure and bring your attention to “ Transforming your...
  • Blog Post: Wer steuert die Cloud?

    Hallo @all, täglich entstehen mehr Clouddienst und jeder Cloud-Anbieter von Clouddiensten hat sein eigenes Management Portal. Warum kann man nicht alles von einer Stelle verwalten? Geht nicht, gibs nicht. Mit System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 kann man unterschiedliche Cloud’s verwalten...
  • Blog Post: MVA: Configuring and deploying Microsoft's Private Cloud

    Microsoft Virtual Academy have a track dedicated to deploying Private Cloud scenario’s .  The track covers: Configuring and deploying Microsoft's Private Cloud Private Cloud: Infrastructure Components Private Cloud: Service Delivery and Automation Private Cloud: Application Services Management During...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: How to Configure Alerts in System Center 2012

    By Robert Marshall - Consultant at SMSMarshall In this article I will cover key areas of the enhancements to the Alerts feature that come with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 , primarily the ability to send emails when Alerts have been triggered for non-Endpoint Protection Alerts...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: Skipton Building Society U.K. Building Society Increases Business Agility with Private Cloud Solution

    Skipton Building Society needed a self-service portal for development environments for its mortgage services division HML. Its IT Shared Service Centre was tasked with finding a solution that would allow HML to provision virtual machines to keep pace with its agile development requirement. By deploying...
  • Blog Post: Useful System Center and Windows Server 2012 tools

    IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager now available! The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager. It guides you through...
  • Blog Post: Best of Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) UK 2012

    Join us for the upcoming launch of System Center 2012. Learn about 2012's exciting wave of Microsoft Private Cloud product launches and announcements – starting with the release of System Center 2012. Get the latest insights into the Microsoft Private Cloud and learn what's new in System...
  • Blog Post: Event: The Hybrid IT Roadshow

    YOUR EXCLUSIVE INVITATION TO THE MICROSOFT HYBRID IT ROADSHOW Get the latest insights and learn what's new in Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category. It delivers hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning...
  • Blog Post: Catch up on the latest Architecture News

    Running for four years in Yorkshire, this March sees the successful Architecture Forum come south. Black Marble and Microsoft invite you to join us for an unique opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and best practices from luminaries in the field of computing with a focus on Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Controlling your code is the same as controlling anything, your success is in your approach!

    Simon Skinner has been a Microsoft MVP for 3 years as well as a speaker for several Microsoft shows in Europe, Singapore and the US. Training in most parts of Europe, India and Singapore Simon has proved his skills time over. Specialties: System Center, Hosted System Center, System Center Application...
  • Blog Post: Bridge the gap between System Center and VMware environments with the new Veeam MP

    If you are a System Center user you will probably want it to be at the heart of your IT, ALL of your IT.  You don’t want to handle several monitoring tools, have to train your people several times… There are situations when this might not be easy, especially when it comes to your virtual environment...
  • Blog Post: Whitepaper: Unravelling the Network with SCVMM 2012

    With the launch of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Microsoft introduced to the world its solution for Software Defined Networks, enabling System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 as the management platform of choice. In this whitepaper, commissioned by Savision, Microsoft MVP Damian Flynn outlines...
  • Blog Post: Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products

    System Center solutions help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments across datacenters, desktops, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management solutions, you can be a more productive service provider for your business. As a result of feedback we have gathered from all around...
  • Blog Post: Tech.Days Online is Back! 24th/25th/26th April

    New years resolution: must blog more! It's only taken me to the end of January to start my resolution but I'm going to try one blog article per month. We're bringing back Tech.Days Online on the 24th/25th & 26th of April. This time with more days and more topics. Simon and Andrew will be back...
  • Blog Post: Where's Wally? He will be with WMUG - 21st of June in London

    The Windows Management User Group will be hosting Wally Mead as he passes through the UK on his way to TechED Europe. In their words: The Windows Management User Group welcomes Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager for the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Product Group back to the UK for a...
  • Blog Post: Competition: 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 1

    Today is the first of the 12 days in the run up to Christmas so we thought it would be fun to do a series of challenges to keep you festive.  Since all the prizes are just a little bit geeky we’ve also re-named it Geekmas and we even have our very own song and singer!! Here’s a taster of the great...
  • Blog Post: Reminder: The Best of MMS UK 2013

    Just in case you missed it, The best of MMS UK event is coming up very soon, the infrastructure track is now full but there are still spaces available devices track. We recently announced the availability of new solutions to help enterprise and SMB customers manage hybrid cloud services and connected...
  • Blog Post: Tech Days Online - 24th April - 26th April - Speaker Announcements Part 1

    With just over a week until Tech Days Online , we thought it was about time we started to let you know who was going to be presenting. When the team sat down to pull the agenda together, we wanted an agenda that had Microsoft technical experts as well as technical experts with more of a "real-world...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Hybrid IT UK Roadshow – Registrations Now Open!

    We would like to invite you to register and attend the Microsoft Hybrid IT UK Roadshow on 29 th January, 26 th February, 5 th March and 19 th March 2013 in Reading, Manchester, London and Edinburgh respectively. Please register and attend ONE of the FOUR events next year. · 29 th January, Reading (Thames...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Orchestrator 2012 SP1

    Damian Flynn, (Cloud and Datacenter MVP), has been working in IT since 1993. He has worked as an engineer and administrator for multinational’s in manufacturing and services sectors where he has dealt with large and complex IT infrastructures. With experience spanning from digital data collection networks...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Self-Guided Labs & RTM Evals

    Are you interested in learning first hand exactly how a Microsoft private cloud can help your business, our new guided labs will show you how a Microsoft private cloud, built on System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, dramatically changes the way business consumes IT services. These 14 user...
  • Blog Post: A database is only as good as the operating system it runs on

    Simon and the rest of my division regularly rag me about how I go on about databases all the time so when Sarah asked me for a post on virtualisation I decided to ignore her and talk about SQL Server instead! Databases are one of the last things to be virtualised especially the larger ones and this is...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: 10 Top Tips to Make OpsMgr 2012 Rock!

    Kevin Greene, (System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP), has been working in IT since 2000. He has held roles such as IT administrator, senior engineer and technical team lead and is now currently working for Ergo based in Ireland, as a Senior Consultant focusing on cloud and datacenter management...