Category Archives: System Center

The Cloud Backup Management Pack

by John Joyner Microsoft has released a simple management pack for Windows Server Backup, available at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36390. However, if you are using the Windows Server Backup to Azure service, also known as Cloud Backup, you will discover an official management … Continue reading

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System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed now available on Kindle

That’s right, paperback availability is right around the corner, and you can get System Center 2012 Operations Manager Unleashed now on Kindle! See http://www.amazon.com/System-Operations-Manager-Unleashed-ebook/dp/B00BJ65JX2/. You can also get it in other electronic formats – EPUB, MOBI, and PDF – through … Continue reading

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MMS 2012: Sold Out!

That’s right. As of yesterday (February 27), MMS 2012 is sold out with 5500 attendees. Not only is that the earliest sell out date we remember hearing, its also the highest number of registered attendees yet. Hope you’re one of … Continue reading

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

Who doesn’t like something for nothing? Step right up and enjoy Dynamic Memory! A free upgrade on your Hyper-V host computers and some updating of your guest Windows operating systems can yield over a 50% increase in the number of … Continue reading

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MMS 2011 Keynote 3/23: Summary for Geeks

The second keynote of MMS 2011 was starting to look kinda “cloudy” again but the focus shifted to mobile devices – the “Now Generation” – and the Consumerization of IT. Specific detailed points from the keynote include the following items: … Continue reading

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MMS 2011 Keynote 3/22: Summary for Geeks

The first keynote of MMS 2011 was pretty interesting. Specific points from the keynote include the following items: Announcements: System Center Advisor announced: Azure service previously code-named “Project Atlanta” uses the OpsMgr Agent to return configuration and make recommendations for … Continue reading

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Microsoft “Atlanta”

Microsoft Codename “Atlanta” is a configuration-monitoring cloud service for Microsoft SQL Server deployments. Customers install an Atlanta gateway at each site where there are SQL Servers systems to monitor, and then install an Atlanta agent on each server. Each day … Continue reading

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