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System Center Operations Manager: Microsoft’s Monitoring Solution, by Natascia Heil

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012 R2 will be released within the next months and can...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 07/09/2013

PowerShell with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Shortens Long Administrative Efforts with Task Sequence Dependencies by Dujon Walsham

In large System Center Configuration Manager estates, you may encounter issues such as having to...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 07/09/2013

GeoFlow for SQL Server Database and Tabular Model

One of the highlights of PASS Business Analytics Conference in April 2013 was the announcement on...

Author: Julie Koesmarno Date: 06/04/2013

Windows Server Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage, by Aiden Finn

Want to learn more about Windows Server Hyper-V Virtual Machine Storage? Check out this piece by...

Author: Phil R. Davis Date: 05/24/2013

System Center 2012, or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for OS Deployment, Part 3, by Dujon Walsham

If you've been following my series of blog posts, you know I've been walking through alternative...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 05/24/2013

Two-Factor Authentication with PhoneFactor in a Law Firm, A Review by Robert Morrison

To maintain a high level of security in our law firm, we needed a two-factor authentication solution...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 05/08/2013

New File Server Features in Windows Server 2012

Want to learn more about the new file server features in Windows Server 2012? Check out this blog...

Author: Phil R. Davis Date: 05/03/2013

System Center 2012 or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit for OS Deployment, Part 2, by Dujon Walsham

NOTE: I'd like to thank Dujon Walsham for writing this series of blogs. Please let me know if they...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 04/07/2013

Windows Azure Virtual Network Services for Hybrid Clouds Using System Center 2012 SP1

Want to learn how to use Windows Azure Virtual Network to create secure site-to-site connectivity...

Author: Krista Valiante Date: 04/05/2013

OS Deployment: System Center Configuration Manager 2012, or Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, or Both? --by Dujon Walsham

I wanted to write this article in order to establish the differences with two Microsoft deployment...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 03/11/2013

System Center 2012 SP1: Missing Performance Monitor Counters

After the upgrade to SP1 and installation of the SCOM agent on your Service Manager Data Warehouse...

Author: Elizabeth Handerson Date: 03/03/2013

System Center 2012 SP1: Missing Server Version Registry Key

After completing the upgrade of SP1 in my System Center lab, I found that there were some issues in...

Author: Elizabeth Handerson Date: 03/01/2013

Upgrading System Center 2012 Components to Service Pack 1

Near the end of January I was performing an upgrade to my demo lab for System Center 2012 to SP1 so...

Author: Elizabeth Handerson Date: 02/27/2013

Networking Basics in System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager

Want to learn more about the networking enhancements in System Center 2012 SP1? Check out this blog...

Author: Krista Valiante Date: 02/22/2013

Dubravko Marak’s Windows Intune Survival Guide

Interested in learning more about how you can use Windows Intune to manage mobile devices? Check out...

Author: Krista Valiante Date: 02/15/2013

Julie Koesmarno talks self-service BI on TechNet Radio

Julie Koesmarno, who recently covered the benefits of using Power View in Excel 2013 on the STB...

Author: Krista Valiante Date: 02/05/2013

Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) Myths and Facts

As a Group Policy MVP, I am often asked about Microsoft's Advanced Group Policy Management software,...

Author: JeremyMoskowitz Date: 01/31/2013

Matt Hester's Review of Windows Azure IaaS

Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, and it give you great flexibility for developing,...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 01/21/2013

Self-Service Geographical Analysis using Excel 2013

Power View was first introduced as part of SharePoint 2010 to work with SSAS Tabular Model (SQL...

Author: Julie Koesmarno Date: 12/17/2012

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces

I am extremely excited that Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 have launched because I can talk about...

Author: Derek Schauland Date: 12/14/2012

Until I know PowerShell, Server Manager Is Where I'm At

Windows Server 2012 is certainly an interesting OS. Yes many of the Windows Server 2008 R2 items are...

Author: Derek Schauland Date: 12/05/2012

Jeff James Finds Keyboard Shortcuts Key for Windows Server 2012 Admins

The new interface in windows Server 2012 gives you lots of options for navigating. Jeff James has...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 11/30/2012

Listen to Customer Reviewer Mike Dragone on TechNet Radio

One of the first IT pros who wrote a review for this blog, Mike Dragone, is now a star on TechNet...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 11/12/2012

What's New for Group Policy in Server 2012

Some of you that know me (through my www.gpoguy.com and www.sdmsoftware.com sites) know that I spend...

Author: Darren Mar-Elia Date: 11/07/2012

Review of FTP Integration Pack for System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Orchestrator, by David Allen

System Center 2012 SP1 includes a lot of functionality beyond the traditional service pack updates....

Author: Karen Forster Date: 11/05/2012

Database Recovery Advisor feature of SQL Server 2012, by Basit Farooq

SQL Server 2012 is a vast release that includes many new features. Members of the SQL Server...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/24/2012

A Simple Truth about Cloud Security

I keep hearing that security is a fear factor for some organizations that are considering moving to...

Author: Joel Sloss Date: 10/22/2012

Updated Windows Azure Management Portal, by Tyler Doerksen

If you're a developer and would like to learn about developing on Windows Azure, take a look at a...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/16/2012

Hyper-V and Me, by Andrew France

I work as a Technical Specialist for an Independent school in the UK, and I have been kindly asked...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/15/2012

My Top 12 SQL Server 2012 Enhancements and a Few Rants

NOTE: To download an evaluation copy of SQL Server 2012, click here:...

Author: ArthurZ Date: 10/15/2012

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Beta: Marc Westerink's Solution When Building Images from Operating System Installer Package not Available

NOTE: Marc Westerink asked me to post his solution for an issue he experienced using System Center...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/11/2012

Contribute Your Review the EASY Way!

I've gotten some feedback saying that some people would like to have their review posted on this...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/10/2012

Write a Customer Review Now! Here's How

Who knows more about Microsoft's Server and Tools products than you? Please share your knowledge,...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 10/05/2012

Jeff James' Top 10 Windows Server 2012 Features

When John Savill posted his top ten list for Windows Server 2012...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 09/25/2012

Review SQL Server 2012 SP1 CTP4

Take a look at the latest CTP of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 and tell us what you think! The blog...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 09/24/2012

My Top Ten features of Windows Server 2012

NOTE from Karen: This blog is meant to provide a place where you, Microsoft's customers, can discuss...

Author: John Savill Date: 09/17/2012

Taking a Look at Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has once again delivered a solid server offering with Windows Server 2012. Requested...

Author: MichaelDragone Date: 09/10/2012

Managing RDS/VDI with Windows Server 2012

Introduction I have been test-driving Windows Server 2012 (back then still called Windows Server 8)...

Author: Freek Berson Date: 09/05/2012

Gary Eimerman Reviews SQL Server 2012

I recently got my first look at SQL Server 2012. I'm quiteimpressed with Microsoft's newest...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 09/05/2012

Windows Server 2012 Storage Spaces, Domain Controller, and 5 Tips to Get Started

The community is already sharing experiences with Windows Server 2012 and giving tips to help fellow...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 09/04/2012

Share Your Experience and Review Server & Tools Products

Nothing beats a personal recommendation. For example, last week I needed a reliable HVAC contractor...

Author: Karen Forster Date: 08/28/2012

How Do I Become a Writer for the Customer Reviews of STB Products Blog?

How do I Sign In? Getting registered to be a writer for the Customer Reviews of STB Products Blog is...

Author: Server and Tools Blogs Team Date: 08/21/2012