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  • Blog Post: Week of Feburary 11: New from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

    Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with this week's roundup of MVP blogs and articles. It's a good time to learn more about Hyper-V, both on its own and in combination with System Center Virtual Machine Manager, especially around virtualized networking. Read about using (and installing) SCOM, MVP top...
  • Blog Post: Week of July 1: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

    Greetings, all, I’m back from TechEd in Madrid. It was a great time: I had the opportunity for some in-depth discussions with WS/SC MVPs and customers, the sessions were great, and I got to practice my Spanish. (Oh, yes, and the food was phenomenal.) Since we just finished TechEd, this week’s...
  • Blog Post: Week of September 16: Testing Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM, learning PowerShell, new KBs, and how to test remoting protocol performance

    As you’ve heard, RTM of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are now available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. If you’re trying out Windows Server, the MVPs have you covered with tips on using PowerShell, optimizing Group Policy, advice for clustering, and even tips on specing and building...
  • Blog Post: Thinking Thru Building a Virtualized Datacenter

    In most if not all enterprise customers most technology areas are driven by various teams responsible for a technology area. Some enterprise customers have more integrated technology teams then others. So how does this affect the common approach today of infusing virtualization into datacenters and building...
  • Blog Post: Deployment Security Designs for Forefront IAG/UAG Virtual Appliances

    One of the most compelling capabilities being added in IAG SP2 (which will also be available in UAG) is the 'virtual appliance' installation option. A virtual appliance is a preconfigured, ready to use Virtual Machine that already has Windows Server and IAG / UAG installed. Microsoft will build the VHD...
  • Blog Post: Week of March 25: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

    Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with this week’s MVP blog update. Here’s a quick overview of what the MVPs have in store for you this week. Check the blog links below for details. In how-to news this week, Roberto di Lello and Darren Mar-Elia posted blogs and videos about using Group Policy...
  • Blog Post: The Datacenter Dynamic or Otherwise

    Allen Stewart from the WinCat team I focus on the Datacenter from an Architecture standpoint across many technologies and I have expertise in Virtualization Technologies as well. Service Oriented Applications, Real Time Infrastructure. Service Oriented Infrastructure is all new buzz words to describe...
  • Blog Post: Week of March 11: New blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs

    Greetings, all, Christa Anderson here with another MVP blog roundup. This week, MVPs have created lots of new resources. For example, for those interested in Remote Desktop Services, there’s the latest edition of the “VDI Smackdown” (a vendor-neutral analysis of VDI offerings), an...
  • Blog Post: Service Provider Framework – Import a Certificate prior executing setup.exe

    Hi there! This is Thomas Roettinger with the first blog post this year on Microsoft Service Provider Framework (SPF). Happy new year to all of you from the team. What is SPF? Service Provider Foundation is provided with System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, a component of System Center 2012 Service...
  • Blog Post: Week of October 28: GA of Windows Server/System Center (and getting started) and new RDP clients for iOS, Android, and OSX

    Greetings, all, It’s been a little while since I was able to publish one of these roundups. Not because of any lack of great content from the MVPs, I’m afraid, but in getting ready for the MVP Summit later this month it suddenly became November. Please check out the links below (arranged...
  • Blog Post: Week of June 19: New blog posts from WS/SC MVPs

    Hi, all, This weekend, I’m off to TechEd Madrid (I'll be in the Hyper-V booth Tuesday and Wednesday morning if you’d like to say hello). Before I go, here’s our regular roundup of new blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs, This week, those blogs include a new script...
  • Blog Post: System Center Virtual Machine Manager (Carmine)

    Microsoft has just released Beta 1 of System Center Virtual Machine Manager. This product is Microsoft's answer to Virtual Machine Lifecycle Management. I will not discuss all of the features as the System Center Development Team will be discussing that is detail on their blog. I will be lurking in the...
  • Blog Post: ARP Spoofing Prevention in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

    Hi there! This is Thomas Roettinger with a new blog post on how to implement ARP Spoofing protection in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.  I published a blog in August 2011 about how to implement ARP spoofing in Windows Server 2008 R2:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ...
  • Blog Post: Keep up with new blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

    Hi, all, Christa Anderson here. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the MVP blogs this week. The blogs themselves are linked below, organized according to the blogger’s MVP expertise. (MVPs can have only one official expertise, but frequently have experience with more than...
  • Blog Post: Week of April 8: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

    Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with your latest blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs. It must be spring: Microsoft Management Summit is this week in Las Vegas (with several MVPs presenting or participating in Birds of a Feather sessions) and several MVPs announced that they were renewed...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Ok, so I am sure all interested in virtualization have heard about the demo of the next generation Microsoft Server Virtualization platform at WinHEC 2006. The demo gave a brief look at some of the newest features like multi-processor 64bit virtual machines and the ability to hot add memory and network...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Interoperability

    As many of you know from announcements we have made that Microsoft continues to enhance our support for non Microsoft operating systems on our Virtualization stack. Thru our partnership with XenSource and now Novell (SUSE) the Linux operating system support is being enhanced to keep up with advancements...
  • Blog Post: Week of February 25: New from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

    Hi, all, We took a week off for MVP Summit but we're now back with this week's installment of blogs from our Windows Server/System Center MVPs. Several MVPs posted technical how-to articles for high availability for various workloads, as well as book recommendations (Spanish and English) and pointers...
  • Blog Post: Week of December 2: a little light reading, converting VMs, and VDI planning

    Greetings, all, Perhaps it’s having three on-campus events for Windows Server/System Center MVPs this year (most recently with the Summit from November 18-20) but I feel like I blinked and it became December. Here’s your look at what MVPs have been up to lately. For many, holidays are...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization IT Administration Model

    Allen Stewart from the Windows Server Division (WinCat) team. I spend a lot of time with companies that are deploying a virtualized architecture for Datacenters and Branch offices. Some of the technologies leveraged in these scenarios, capacity planning tools, workload migration technologies, P2V, V2V...