How many agents are in System Center 2012? (So many questions. So little time. Part 12.)

Tighe asked this question at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis several weeks ago: “System Center 2012 - one agent for all products?” That’s a great question, Tighe.  Naturally one might assume that if we’ve changed-up how we sell System Center 2012 now as one product rather than a suite of separate products, that we … Continue reading How many agents are in System Center 2012? (So many questions. So little time. Part 12.)

Breaking News: Free IT Camps – “Being What’s Next In IT” – Open for Registration!

Our next set of IT Pro events (“IT Camps”) in the US Central Region have been scheduled and are now officially open for registration!  The events are free, go from 9:00am to 3:00pm, and include some light breakfast and lunch.  But most importantly, they are full of new and useful information that all IT Pros … Continue reading Breaking News: Free IT Camps – “Being What’s Next In IT” – Open for Registration!

Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

Microsoft has just scheduled a FREE 2-day training course entitled “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start”, happening on February 21st-22nd, 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST.  Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the … Continue reading Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

Breaking News: New System Center 2012 Licensing Model Announced

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

Impact on PRO when upgrading SCOM and SCVMM to System Center 2012 (So many Questions. So Little Time. Part 4.)

This question was asked by Aubrey M at our Kansas City TechNet Event last week… “If you have PRO enabled between SCOM 2007 R2 and SCVMM, how will that affect the upgrade process for these two systems?” (For those of you who haven’t heard of PRO, check out this resource.) The short answer is that … Continue reading Impact on PRO when upgrading SCOM and SCVMM to System Center 2012 (So many Questions. So Little Time. Part 4.)

Private Cloud Day–A Big Deal and a Big Event

This Tuesday, January 17, 2012, Microsoft is holding a special Private Cloud webcast.  “Special?  What’s so special?” I’ll tell you why.  Well, actually I can’t tell you all the details (because I don’t know them), but what I can tell you is that you’ll learn a lot.  The webcast features Satya Nadella – President, Server and … Continue reading Private Cloud Day–A Big Deal and a Big Event

Four NEW System Center 2012 Virtual Labs are LIVE

Yes indeed!  Today Microsoft has made 4 new free virtual labs available.  This gives you a great opportunity to try out some of the basic operations of some of the new suite of System Center tools. TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9792430 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center … Continue reading Four NEW System Center 2012 Virtual Labs are LIVE

Cloud on Your Terms part 13 of 30: System Center Operations Manager

Today in lucky part 13 of our 30 day “Cloud on Your Terms” series, my friend (and the guy who hired me at Microsoft) John Weston introduces you to System Center Operations Manager 2012. Read it HERE. And if you have missed any of the series posts, check out my summary post for links to … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms part 13 of 30: System Center Operations Manager

Cloud on Your Terms part 12 of 30: Partner Spotlight – Veeam

Today we have a guest writer!  Doug Hazelman of Veeam Software shares some ideas on why it’s important to have common management for your private cloud. Read their article HERE. And if you have missed any of the series posts, check out my summary post for links to all of the articles available so far … Continue reading Cloud on Your Terms part 12 of 30: Partner Spotlight – Veeam