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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

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

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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