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  • Blog Post: A brief overview of the Microsoft Management Summit 2011

    Last week was probably one of the few times when I wished I was in Vegas, as it played host to a sold out Microsoft Management Summit (MMS). The easiest way to describe the many announcements made was that the entire System Center suite will be upgraded this year and the product team also announced a...
  • 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: An Introduction to Virtualisation and Microsoft’s Offering

    After my latest round of camps across the UK I noticed that a lot of you are new to System Center 2012 and given the great response to Hyper-V I thought a gentle introduction to the part of System Center that manages virtual machines (VMs), Virtual Machine Manager, (VMM) would be worth a read. Virtual...
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: How to configure consistent and predictable applications in System Center 2012

    Author Bio: Angela Cataldo is a subject matter expert and Lead Instructor for SQL Server and System Center courses at Firebrand Training . For over 10 years Angela specialized in SQL Server, delivering training and consultancy services to a number of companies throughout the UK and Europe guiding and...
  • 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: TechNet Webcast: From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (Level 200)

    This is a great opportunity to find out more about System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 with John Baker, Senior IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, a management solution for the virtualized data center, lets a system administrator manage...
  • 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: 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: 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: Event: IT Camp Leeds Feb 28th

    Back in December Simon and I invited a few friends along to help us beta test a different kind of event, an IT Camp . The idea is simply to do smaller, more interactive events where discussions and questions are encouraged. The presenters, (Simon and I) being a bit more in the background. The first of...
  • 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: 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...