Today during the “Private Cloud Day” live webcast event, Microsoft announced a pretty big change in how we think of and purchase the System Center suite. Bottom-line.. it’s no longer a separate set of products, but it is just one product: System Center 2012. (Well.. actually two.. but different only in terms of licensing.) In … Continue reading Breaking News: New System Center 2012 Licensing Model Announced
Here Are Your Microsoft Virtualization Event Resources
November 2011 - January 2012 IMPORTANT Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here: https://aka.ms/Evals "WAG" = Windows Administrator Groups (on LinkedIn) with Subgroups for user groups by geography – https://aka.ms/WAG Future Live, In-Person Event Information: TechNet Events (for IT Pros): http://www.TechNetEvents.com MSDN Events (for Software Developers): http://www.MSDNEvents.com Session Slides: https://aka.ms/FY12H1Remde Microsoft Virtualization: On Your Terms Windows … Continue reading Here Are Your Microsoft Virtualization Event Resources
Breaking News: More New System Center 2012 RCs and Betas Available Today
Great news! More betas and release candidates of the System Center 2012 tools are available today for download! Like many of you, I have been waiting patiently for these gems, and I can’t wait to start playing with them. These round out the pre-releases of tools that allow you to support private and hybrid cloud … Continue reading Breaking News: More New System Center 2012 RCs and Betas Available Today
The Cloudy Summary (“Cloudy April” – Part 30)
If you’re living under a rock (or have better things to do) you may have missed the fact that all this month (April 2011) I’ve been creating one post each day having something to do with “the cloud”.“Yeah. I saw that.”And today, as a grand finale, I thought I’d list out titles and link to … Continue reading The Cloudy Summary (“Cloudy April” – Part 30)
What’s new in SCVMM 2012 – (“Cloudy April” – Part 27)
System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 is a powerful virtualization management tool. It does a great job of organizing and managing your virtualization hosts, clusters, virtual machines, and libraries of resources (virtual hard disks, saved machines, machine templates, profiles for hardware and operating systems, etc.) And it does this for the management of … Continue reading What’s new in SCVMM 2012 – (“Cloudy April” – Part 27)
Breaking News from MMS: SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is RTW!
(RTW = Released to the Wild Wild Web)At the Microsoft’s Management Summit (MMS 2011) Microsoft announced the availability of BETA 2 of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. “What are the new big improvements?”I was just getting to that. Here’s a quick summary:“User-Centric Management” / “Flexible Delivery of Applications”: This SCCM version acknowledges and supports the … Continue reading Breaking News from MMS: SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is RTW!
Breaking News from MMS 2011: SCVMM 2012 Beta is RTW!
(RTW = Released to the Webtubes)Today at the 2011 Microsoft Management Summit Microsoft announced the availability of the BETA of the next version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager – SCVMM 2012Here are more details you should check out: The SCVMM 2012 Beta page The Download Bing it. “What are you most excited about in … Continue reading Breaking News from MMS 2011: SCVMM 2012 Beta is RTW!
How to quickly virtualize your users XP desktop for their use from within Windows 7
This is a really exciting scenario: You want to get your user(s) upgraded to Windows 7, but they’ve got XP systems with applications that they just can’t do without. For some reason, the applications won’t work under Windows 7. “Hey Kevin – Isn’t that what XP-Mode in Windows 7 is for?”Exactly. For those of you … Continue reading How to quickly virtualize your users XP desktop for their use from within Windows 7
Breaking News: Windows Small Business Server 7 Preview Is Available For Download
Seems like just the other day the preview of the newest member of the family, Windows Small Business Server codename “Aurora” was available for download. I say “newest member of the family”, because “Aurora” is a server for small businesses of 25-or-fewer PCs. SBS 2008, the most recent released version of Small Business Server, allows … Continue reading Breaking News: Windows Small Business Server 7 Preview Is Available For Download
Breaking News: IE 9 Beta is RTW (available for download)
RTW = Released to the Web-Inter-tubesYes indeed.. the much anticipated beta of the next version of Internet Explorer, IE9, is available for download.GET IT HERE: http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9Here is some text from an e-mail I received just prior to the release: With Internet Explorer 9, we’ve aimed to achieve four primary goals: Speed: creating a browser that … Continue reading Breaking News: IE 9 Beta is RTW (available for download)