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January 6, 2012  6:05 PM

A public event for Microsoft’s private cloud



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Hyper-V, Microsoft, System Center, Windows Server

Microsoft's private cloud plans will soon go public. On January 17, the company will host a webcast, titled "Transforming IT with...

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October 7, 2011  3:03 PM

Windows Server Spotlight: Azure, PowerShell and more in this week’s news



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Interop, PowerShell, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

You want to know what's happening with the world of Windows Server administration, but you don't have the time to sift through your RSS and

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March 9, 2011  8:21 PM

A few more Opalis tidbits before MMS 2011



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Opalis, System Center

For a recent article on Opalis and third-party integration, I spoke with Microsoft director Robert Reynolds to learn about the company’s strategy for...


October 15, 2010  7:44 PM

Minor Active Directory tweaks in Configuration Manager R3



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

As you may have heard, System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 R3 was officially released this week. While most of the attention has been...


October 7, 2010  10:19 PM

AVIcode the latest cloud-inspired acquisition for Microsoft



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, System Center, System Center Operations Manager

This week, Microsoft announced that it has acquired AVIcode, Inc., a Baltimore-based private company known for its .NET application monitoring software. The move is similar to the


August 19, 2010  9:19 PM

Configuration Manager R3 comes as no surprise



Posted by: Bcournoyer
System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

The next version of System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 should officially ship soon, with the release candidate approved earlier this...


May 25, 2010  8:14 PM

Beta drops for next System Center Configuration Manager release



Posted by: Bcournoyer
System Center, System Center Configuration Manager

Microsoft has released the first beta for its upcoming systems and client management product, tentatively dubbed System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) v.Next. The new release is designed to provide self-service application management for end users and simplify the administration of network...


April 26, 2010  9:04 PM

Recapping Microsoft Management Summit 2010



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Data Protection Manager, System Center Operations Manager, System Center Service Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager

I thought I’d take a quick moment to run through some of the key points I took away from Microsoft Management Summit 2010 this year for those who weren’t able to attend. I was only there Tuesday and part of Wednesday, but spoke to quite a...


February 2, 2010  6:43 PM

News Roundup: Lots going on with Microsoft System Center



Posted by: Bcournoyer
System Center

While 2010 is still very young, Microsoft is wasting no time adding updates and new releases to its System Center suite of products. Naturally, there are a lot of different tools and variations involved, so here is a little rundown of what’s been going on:


January 14, 2010  9:20 PM

What’s what with Data Protection Manager 2010



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Backup and Recovery, System Center, System Center Data Protection Manager

I attended a live webcast today on System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. The beta has been out since September with the release candidate (RC) scheduled for the first full week of...


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