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Validating Hyper-V 2012 and Failover Clustering 2012 Hotfixes and updates with PowerShell Scripts

These are some very useful PowerShell (PS) scripts for HyperV host configuration or to use as...

Author: chrissam Date: 09/03/2013

Powershell 3.0 Advanced Scripting and Jumpstart Course now available on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Head over to MVA to get started brushing up on your powershell skills!...

Author: Celeroo Date: 08/21/2013

Hyper-v Best Practices Checklist

Hello hosting community, This was brought to my attention via my colleague Jason, and is an...

Author: Celeroo Date: 07/17/2013

Cloud and Datacenter Solutions Hub Solutions and Design Guidance

Hello Cloud community, Please check out this new site. Your one stop for guidance on these...

Author: Celeroo Date: 06/28/2013

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 - Preview evaluation

The next versions of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 products are now in pre-release...

Author: chrissam Date: 06/25/2013

Technical Documentation for Technical Scenarios for System Center 2012 SP1 - New Integration Map!

We'd like to announce an update to the FREE downloadable files for cross-component documentation for...

Author: chrissam Date: 05/23/2013

Forrester Consulting ROI Study on Windows Server 2012 and Benefits of Hyper-V

A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting is now available which uses their Total...

Author: chrissam Date: 02/21/2013

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 General Availability

Tuesday, January 15 marks a major milestone for Hosting Service Providers who leverage the Microsoft...

Author: chrissam Date: 01/18/2013

OVF Import tool for VMM

Hey hosting community, Just wanted to drop a short note here that we have a new tool available that...

Author: Celeroo Date: 10/18/2012

FreeBSD Support for Windows Server Hyper-V

Yesterday, Microsoft, alongs with parners NetApp and Citrix, announced the availability of FreeBSD...

Author: chrissam Date: 08/10/2012

Microsoft Announces New Cloud Opportunities for Hosting and Cloud Partners - System Center 2012 SP1 - Service Provider Foundation (SPF)

During the second day of Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) , we...

Author: chrissam Date: 07/19/2012

Downloadable Virtual Machines for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 Evaluation Now Available !

AppController – Evaluation VHD...

Author: chrissam Date: 07/05/2012

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Recordings released!

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Recordings released! Make sure you don’t miss to have a look at...

Author: chrissam Date: 06/29/2012

Can System Center Service Manager work for Hosters?

I uncovered a very interesting blog post today about the use of Service Manager at Service Providers...

Author: Celeroo Date: 06/27/2012

Have you heard of System Center Service Provider Foundation?

SPF as it is known is coming in System Center 2012 SP1. It will enable you to use VMM, OPSMGR and...

Author: Celeroo Date: 06/20/2012

System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 now available!

Hello all, Things are moving quickly in the world of System Center SP1. The latest public version of...

Author: Celeroo Date: 06/15/2012

Windows Server 2012 Technical training Resources

  1. Free 250 page Microsoft ebook on Windows Server 2012...

Author: chrissam Date: 06/14/2012

Now Available - Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) Datacenter

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) Datacenter is now available. You can download the latest...

Author: chrissam Date: 06/01/2012

Upcoming System Center 2012 Webcast Series: Bare Metal to Private Cloud

This webcast series will show you some of the best practices and process for getting started with...

Author: chrissam Date: 05/23/2012

First Update Rollup for System Center 2012

Here is the first Update Rollup for Microsoft System Center 2012 and the issues that are fixed in...

Author: chrissam Date: 05/16/2012

Website Panel 1.2.1 Released

Many service providers have expressed interest in Website panel to offer web, email, database, and...

Author: Joel Stidley MSFT Date: 05/12/2012

System Center Orchestrator (SCO) Integration Packs (IP's) for System Center Components - TechNet Download site

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=28725 This download site...

Author: chrissam Date: 05/10/2012

Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2012 Released 4/12

Details can be found at this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679368/en-us

Author: Leslie Sistla Date: 04/19/2012

SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Testing Tip

Interesting nuance in SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn testing – if you stop SQL Service manually on...

Author: Leslie Sistla Date: 04/18/2012

Gearing up for Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012? You will want this hanging in your cube! Windows Server "8" Beta Hyper-V Reference Doc

This is an incredible, detailed reference for the Beta Release of Windows Server "8" which is...

Author: Celeroo Date: 03/15/2012

SQL Server 2012 has RTM!

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing....

Author: Leslie Sistla Date: 03/06/2012

Beta of Windows Server “8” is now available

Windows Server "8" has a significant amount of improvements that are specifcially targetted at the...

Author: chrissam Date: 03/05/2012

Worldwide Partner Conference 2012 in Toronto - Registration is Open

Join the Microsoft Partner Network Community; we are building a community that is all about you....

Author: Leslie Sistla Date: 03/01/2012

Lync Hosting Pack Site posted

For those of you who have been waiting to stand up a stand alone Lync Hosted solution or integrate...

Author: Celeroo Date: 03/01/2012

Register for the SQL Server 2012 Launch Event - March 7, 2012

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off onMarch 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00...

Author: Leslie Sistla Date: 02/28/2012

Interactive Training and VLABS for Hyper-V and System Center 2012

TechNet Virtual Labs are 90 minute online labs that enable you to learn and/or gain insight into our...

Author: htsblog Date: 12/12/2011

Exchange 2010 SP2 Released to Market with Guidance

Overview Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 helps IT Professionals achieve new levels of reliability...

Author: htsblog Date: 12/05/2011

Announcing System Center 2012 Private Cloud Community Evaluation (CEP) Program for our Hosting/Cloud Partners

Applications are still being accepted for the Microsoft® System Center 2012 Private Cloud...

Author: htsblog Date: 11/18/2011

Hyper-V concepts poster in a web friendly format

If you ever have the need to describe the concepts or benefits around virtualization on Hyper-V,...

Author: htsblog Date: 05/13/2011

SCVMM 2012 Resources

The System Center Virtual Machine Manager Beta was released at MMS at the end of May and since then,...

Author: htsblog Date: 05/09/2011

Virtualization Jump Start: Hyper-V administration for VMware Pros Free Online Training

The entire Virtualization Jump Start series for VMware professionals is now available to stream...

Author: htsblog Date: 04/26/2011

Hosted CRM 2011 Guidance now available

http://www.implement.com/blog/bid/62472/Hosted-CRM-2011-Deployment-Guidance-Posted Thanks to our...

Author: htsblog Date: 04/12/2011

Dynamic Datacenter Boot Camp Module 1

Many of our US-based providers have been invited to attend one of the DDC Boot Camps that have been...

Author: htsblog Date: 03/10/2011

Microsoft Releases SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

On February 22nd, Microsoft released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack 1 (SP1). The...

Author: htsblog Date: 02/28/2011

Resources for starting your Dynamic Data Center solution deployment

Hello all, our good friends at Microsoft Consulting who have created the DDC Toolkit have provided...

Author: htsblog Date: 02/16/2011

Help with activation

Have you been looking at standing up a new cloud environment or perhaps just getting into hosting on...

Author: htsblog Date: 01/07/2011

The Dynamic Data Center Program for Hosters: Partnering for Success

We recorded a short webcast that outlines some of the business opportunities that are available for...

Author: htsblog Date: 12/20/2010

OCS 2007 R2 Architecture poster

Yes, LYNC is coming, but for those Hosters who arent early adopters and are going for stability: a...

Author: htsblog Date: 10/13/2010

How to size your Windows 2008 R2 RDS Session Host in your hosting environment

I have been looking around for sizing guidance on RDS Session host for some of my hosting partners....

Author: htsblog Date: 10/12/2010

Hosted Exchange 2010 Migration Guide

I am pleased to announce the Hosted Exchange Migration guide. It will provide you the latest and...

Author: htsblog Date: 09/15/2010

THANKS PFE: SharePoint 2010... Multi-tenancy Support for Hosters - It is there if you want it.

Our good friend Kip Ng shares his latest exploration into hosting SharePoint 2010 multitenancy:...

Author: htsblog Date: 09/14/2010

Windows Phone 7 Developer East Coast USA events & FREE!!

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/glengordon/archive/2010/08/09/windows-phone-7-developers-free-training-and-a...

Author: htsblog Date: 08/13/2010

Hosted Exchange 2010 Wiki by Henrik Walther

Anyone interested in this blog post probably knows Henriks work with hosted exchange over the years....

Author: htsblog Date: 08/03/2010

Exchange 2010 SP1 Beta now available

The first version of Exchange with native multitenancy capabilities built in is now available for...

Author: htsblog Date: 06/17/2010

Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer released

More and more of our Hosting partners are moving Hyper-V deployments out of their labs and POC...

Author: htsblog Date: 05/03/2010

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