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Week of December 30: KB alerts, new book on IPv6, new application virtualization comparison, more practical PowerShell

Happy New Year! I’m back at work after a much-needed vacation. Check out the blogs from the...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 01/03/2014

Week of December 2: a little light reading, converting VMs, and VDI planning

Greetings, all, Perhaps it’s having three on-campus events for Windows Server/System Center...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 12/02/2013

Week of November 11: Lots of Powershell, Azure for IT Pros, and learning resources for Windows Server 2012 R2

Greetings, all, We’re getting ready for MVP Summit here in Redmond next week, and looking...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 11/14/2013

Week of October 28: GA of Windows Server/System Center (and getting started) and new RDP clients for iOS, Android, and OSX

Greetings, all, It’s been a little while since I was able to publish one of these roundups....

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 11/01/2013

Week of September 16: Testing Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM, learning PowerShell, new KBs, and how to test remoting protocol performance

As you’ve heard, RTM of Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are now available for MSDN and...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 09/19/2013

Week of August 19: Let MVPs help you prepare for the Windows Server 2012 launch in October

Hi, all, It’s summer and many people are taking some time off (myself included) but some of...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 08/14/2013

Week of July 26: Start testing Windows Server 2012 R2 with the Windows Server MVPs

Hi, all, As they dig into Windows Server 2012 R2, the Windows Server MVPs have highlighted many of...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 07/31/2013

Week of July 15: Clustering Server Workloads, Updated Windows Server 2012 Rollup, Changes to Group Policy, and Practical Powershell with Windows Server MVPs

Greetings, all, Welcome to this week’s roundup of blogs from MVPs with expertise areas related...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 07/14/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series for 7/16 (So I've installed Service Manager - what's next?) has been canceled.

Please note the MVP Pro Speaker Series scheduled for Tuesday 7/16 has been canceled.  We are...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 07/11/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series: Taking Control of NVGRE with PowerShell (Level 400)

Damian Flynn gave a great presentation today, Tuesday 7/09/13, titled Taking Control of NVGRE with...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 07/09/2013

Week of July 1: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Greetings, all, I’m back from TechEd in Madrid. It was a great time: I had the opportunity for...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 06/27/2013

MVP Pro Speakers Series: Iron Chef Automation: Cooking Up Gourmet Self-Service Solutions with System Center 2012 SP1 (Level 300)

Pete Zerger gave a great presentation on June 19, 2013 titled Iron Chef Automation: Cooking Up...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 06/24/2013

Week of June 19: New blog posts from WS/SC MVPs

Hi, all, This weekend, I’m off to TechEd Madrid (I'll be in the Hyper-V booth Tuesday and...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 06/18/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series for 6/18/2013 has been moved to 6/19/13

Due to a scheduling issue, we are moving the MVP pro speakers series from Tuesday 6/18/13 to...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 06/13/2013

Week of June 10: Blog posts by WS/SC MVPs

Hi, all, Wow—what a spring! Between traveling for community events, on-campus events, and...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 06/12/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series: Managing Windows Phone 8 & Windows RT devices with Windows Intune and/or Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 (Level 300)

Panu Saukko gave a great presentation today on Managing Windows Phone 8 & Windows RT devices...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 06/12/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series: Backup that really works using multiple members and functions of the System Center 2012 SP1 family (Level 300)

Robert Hedblom gave a great presentation on May 7th titled Backup that really works using multiple...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 05/20/2013

MVP Pro Speakers Series: Building Workstation and Application Deployment Automation with Service Manager and Orchestrator (Level 300)

Nate Lasnoski gave a great presentation today titled Building Workstation and Application Deployment...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 05/16/2013

MVP Speaker Series: Keeping Your CIO Happy: Executive Scorecarding with SQL, SharePoint and System Center 2012 Operations Manager (Level 300)

Gordon McKenna gave a great presentation on 4.25.13 titled Keeping Your CIO Happy: Executive...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 05/07/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series: Automating the Hyper-V Administration with PowerShell (Level 200)

Leandro Carvalho gave a great presentation on 4.23.2013 titled Automating the Hyper-V Administration...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 05/06/2013

MVP Pro Speaker Series:Tips & Tricks to Using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions (Level 300)

David Allen gave a great presentation today on Using the Visual Studio Authoring Extensions. If you...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 05/02/2013

Announcement: Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation scheduled for 4/30/13 has been moved to 5/1/13.

The session originally scheduled to take place Tuesday 4/30/13, has been moved to Wednesday 5/1/13...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/25/2013

NTttcp Version 5.28 Now Available

Leveraged extensively by both external customers and Microsoft Product Groups alike to profile and...

Author: joshad Date: 04/18/2013

Announcement: Special Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation taking place on Thursday 4/25/13

We will be having a special additional MVP speaker series session on 4/25/13 titled: Keeping Your...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/17/2013

Announcement: Special Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series presentation taking place on Wednesday 4/17/13

The session originally scheduled to take place today, Tuesday 4/16/13, has been moved to tomorrow,...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/16/2013

Announcing new Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series

We are excited to announce a new series open to everyone.  Starting Tuesday April 16, 2013 we...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/10/2013

Week of April 8: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with your latest blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs. It...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 04/07/2013

Automating Service Request Catalogs with System Center-Service Manager and Service Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

Our presentation demonstrates how to deploy the service catalog introduced in System Center 2012 -...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/03/2013

System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager at Microsoft IT

Watch this session to learn how Microsoft IT uses System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 in...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/03/2013

Advanced Real World Help Desk with System Center 2012 SP1 Service Manager

Learn how the Cloud and Datacenter Management team built a CUBE using Service Manager and Operations...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 04/03/2013

Copying User Roles Between Environments in Service Manager 2012

If you’ve ever created user roles in a test or pre-production Service Manager environment and wanted...

Author: Andrew Barton Date: 03/28/2013

Week of March 25: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with this week’s MVP blog update. Here’s a quick overview...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 03/25/2013

Automating Backups of Custom Management Packs in Service Manager 2012

During a disaster recover scenario, it would be nice to know that all of your custom data is backed...

Author: Andrew Barton Date: 03/22/2013

Upgrading Operations Manager 2012 to SP1: The CDM Monitoring and Management Experience

Introduction Hi, I’m Dave Hatton and welcome to my 1st System Center  - Operations Manager (OM)...

Author: DaveHatton Date: 03/19/2013

Week of March 18: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Christa Anderson, community lead from the Partner and Customer Ecosystem here with this...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 03/18/2013

Week of March 11: New blogs from Windows Server and System Center MVPs

Greetings, all, Christa Anderson here with another MVP blog roundup. This week, MVPs have created...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 03/11/2013

Extending the Service Request Form and Exposing the Request Offering Field in System Center 2012: Service Manager

In Service Manager the portal is used to submit new incidents and service requests. Once an end-user...

Author: Andrew Barton Date: 03/11/2013

Sending mail to users in the “Configuration Items: Computers, Services and People” field in System Center 2012 SP1 – Service Manager

The latest revisions to the Exchange Connector creates configuration items for the users on the To...

Author: Andrew Barton Date: 03/06/2013

Automating Service Manager Service Request Catalog Deployment through PowerShell and CSV files

Goals The purpose of this post is to provide users of System Center 2012 – Service Manager with the...

Author: Andrew Barton Date: 03/04/2013

Week of February 25: New from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, We took a week off for MVP Summit but we're now back with this week's installment of blogs...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 02/26/2013

Monitoring .Net Web Applications Using Global Service Monitor and Application Performance Monitors

A Few Details About Our Service and Environment I’m a member of the Monitoring and Management...

Author: Charles Satterfield Date: 02/25/2013

Week of Feburary 11: New from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with this week's roundup of MVP blogs and articles. It's a good time...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 02/11/2013

Week of February 4: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Getting started with Windows InTune or Windows Server Essentials? Curious about how Office...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 02/04/2013

Week of January 28: New blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here with a quick summary of what you’ll find in the WSSC MVP blogs...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 01/28/2013

Upgrading to System Center 2012 SP1-Service Manager (SCSM) at Microsoft

Intro and Description of Our Environment The Monitoring & Management (M&M) team inside the...

Author: Karrie Ondracek Date: 01/22/2013

Keep up with new blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the MVP...

Author: Christa Anderson Date: 01/22/2013

Service Provider Framework – Import a Certificate prior executing setup.exe

Hi there! This is Thomas Roettinger with the first blog post this year on Microsoft Service Provider...

Author: Thomas Roettinger [MSFT] Date: 01/15/2013

Fast TCP Loopback Performance and Low Latency with Windows Server 2012 TCP Loopback Fast Path

TCP Loopback Fast Path is a new feature introduced in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. If you use...

Author: Ed Briggs Date: 12/05/2012

ARP Spoofing Prevention in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Hi there! This is Thomas Roettinger with a new blog post on how to implement ARP Spoofing protection...

Author: allenstew Date: 11/18/2012

Planning for Windows Server 2012 Dynamic Access Control Deployments - DAC

HI this is Kevin Beares, Senior Community Lead for the Windows Server and System Center Group. The...

Author: Kevin Beares - MSFT Date: 11/07/2012

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