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  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager IT Camp - An evaluation from TechED Europe 2012

    The IT Pro Team are either on holiday or at IT Camps at the moment so I’m left holding the fort. I thought I would use this as an opportunity to let you know about an event we are running on the 2 nd of July with Wally Mead from Microsoft HQ, Seattle We know that not everyone is able to attend...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Top Tips on System Center 2012 from 1E

    1E Consultants took a deep dive into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and here are their top tips for success. Application model – ConfigMgr 2012 introduces a completely new alternative approach to software distribution – the Application Model. With the Application Model, an Application has a...
  • Blog Post: Video Series: Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud

    Last week we announced System Center 2012 as part of the Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud event.  The event itself was done in 3 parts and is now available to view as a series of webcasts. Private cloud discussion with Microsoft executives: Insights and news Satya Nadella, President...
  • Blog Post: Event: System Center 2012 – Liverpool

    We are now all charged with looking at the best ways to deliver greater efficiency and flexibility. I.T. is a priority, our businesses depend upon it and we all look at how new technology can help us to deploy more efficient, scalable and flexible infrastructures. IT is rapidly transforming business...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: System Center Operations Manager 2012 – Tuning Noise

    Paul Gregory is one of QA’s principal technologists – specialising in delivering training around Microsoft Server operating systems, virtualisation and systems management. During a 29-year career within IT, Paul has helped many international organisations develop infrastructure solutions based on Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: System Center Configuration Manager Application Catalogue

    By Paul Gregory System Center configuration Manager introduced many new features. One of the features revolving around the new User Centric element of the product is the Application Catalogue which allows users to select software they would like to install and if required have it Approved by an Administrator...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: A Step by Step Guide to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager with sp1

    Neil Hodgkinson has provided a step by step guide to getting started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.  This is part of a 15 part series which will cover the installation, setup, configuration and usage of Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.  To find the additional...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a day of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 with Wally Mead

    Short days and dark nights might seem like ages away, but they’ll come round fast, so mark this event on in your diary now. On 4 November the Windows Management User Group (WMUG) will be presenting a day of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) with Wally Mead , Senior Program from Microsoft in...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 sp1

    As I type this I am working hard with Simon to prepare for our next wave of IT Camps specifically the new camps on System Center 2012 sp1.  Having just completed the five exams of MCSE Private Cloud I am now having to readjust to how much is different as a result of this service pack coming out...
  • 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: How To: Deploy modern apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT with Configuration Manager

    At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking that deploying a Windows 8 to a bunch of enterprise devices is hard, complex or time consuming. The reality is that Windows 8 apps are actually quite easy to deploy once you understand the basic requirements and methods for deployment. The nomenclature...
  • Blog Post: System Center 2012 RC Announcement and Resources

    A short while ago in Satya Nadella, Microsoft Server & Tools Business president and Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of the Management and Security Division hosted a live webcast, “ Transforming IT with Microsoft Private Cloud ,” for enterprise IT leaders. In this webcast they...
  • Blog Post: New Date Added to System Center 2012 Preview Roadshows

    We are excited to announce that we’ve added a new date to the System Center 2012 Preview Roadshow! We’re coming to Scotland!!! Yes you heard that right! A few months back some of you told us that you really wanted this to happen in Scotland so we’ve arranged to visit Waverley Gate...
  • Blog Post: Reach for the Cloud - System Center 2012

    For me the most interesting stuff in the System Center 2012 is the cloud stuff. Some of this is obvious - there’s cloud button in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, and there’s even a new product in the line-up, currently called Concero that is totally cloud focused. Some of the cloud...
  • 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: 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: The TechEd Challenge - It's still not too late to enter if you've not done so - a sneak preview of what you could win!

    Have you entered the Tech Ed Challenge yet? If not, why not? Just by entering you could win a ticket to TechEd Europe , that's right, just by completing a form and downloading one of the products, you are entered into the draw. If you download/sign up for all three then you've got three times the...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Power to the people – AppStores for the enterprise

    By Dave Harding, product manager at 1E  The consumerisation of IT has undoubtedly been one of the industry’s favourite topics in 2012. While the majority of organisations will associate the term with the explosion of the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) phenomenon (and the associated task of tirelessly...
  • Blog Post: Wally Mead Returns for a Day of SCCM 2012

    We’re ‘super excited’ here at TechNet for Friday, when we will be joined in Reading by System Center guru Wally Mead for a packed agenda of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 sessions in association with the Windows Management User Group (WMUG). Wally is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft in...
  • Blog Post: The week that was 16th - 22nd Jan

    Last week was a busy one with the announcement of the System Center 2012 release candidate, the launch of tickets for TechEd Europe and the dates were released for the IE6 migration roadshow. On top of all this we had that awesome case study by Gary Pretty on how MicroFinance uses Windows Azure. The...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft System Center 2012 - UK Virtual Launch –21st June 2012 10am GMT

    Starts: 21 June 2012 10:00 Time zone: (GMT) GMT, London Duration: 3 hour(s) We have a very exciting wave of new product launches and announcements for the Microsoft Private Cloud in 2012 – starting with the release of System Center 2012, which allows you to manage your virtual, physical, and...
  • Blog Post: TechDays Online 2012 Session Video’s Now Available

    Here are the session video’s for each of the sessions from TechDays Online 2012. Day 1 Session 1 - Introduction to Windows Server 2012 We start by taking a look into the Next Generation File Server that is built into Windows Server 2012. We have lots of features powered by SMB3 which we will also take...
  • Blog Post: Fancy a pizza? Domino’s Pizza to Switch 10,000 Store Servers to Hyper-V to Increase Reliability, Performance

    Domino’s Pizza makes and delivers more than 1 million pizzas a day worldwide. Its store servers are critical to receiving orders, taking payments, scheduling staff, and every other aspect of store operation. The pizza giant plans to switch its 10,000 US store servers to the Hyper-V virtualization...