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System Center 2012 R2 Preview released (with Server 2012 R2 also!)

If you are eager to get your hands on the latest release from the System Center suite, Microsoft has released System Center 2012 R2 for preview today. That is more commonly referred to as its components; Configuration Manager (SCCM, ConfigMgr), Operations Manager (SCOM, OpsMgr), Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), Service Manager (SCSM), Data Protection Manager (SCDPM), …

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System Center Roadshow

  System Center 2012 – Embracing User Centric Management User Centric Management (UCM) is the delivery of necessary resources for corporate end-users anywhere, on any device, in a safe and compliant manner.  Bennett Adelson will explore how System Center 2012 and UCM is creating a paradigm shift in how enterprises go from supporting devices to …

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The New Cloud Certifications!

One of the questions that came up during the Columbus Windows 8 Preview Roadshow last week involved the changes to Microsoft certifications for the Windows 8 release cycle.  At the time, all I was allowed to say was that Microsoft was working on some changes, and that development was underway. Well, now a lot of …

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DPM 2012 RTM: LAB in Place Upgrade from DPM 2010 and SQL 2008

In this post, I am going to upgrade a LAB DPM 2010 server to DPM 2012 RTM.  This process will require several hours and take your backup environment offline during the entire process.  Be sure to do this during a time period where no backups are needed to be created or restored.  Additionally all backups …

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System Center Configuration Manager RTM: A Lab Installation

Since System Center Configuration Manager has been released, I thought it might be helpful to provide a how-to guide on a lab install of System Center Configuration Manager.  For this lab environment we will install both a Central Administration Point, and a Primary Site.  The instructions assume are familiar with SCCM 2007 and its install. …

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System Center User Group – Embracing the Consumerization of IT

Presented by Jason Roundy & David Glass – Quest Software Wednesday April 11th, 2012 from 5:45pm – 7pm Register Here The culture of work is changing. Tech-savvy and always-connected people want faster, more intuitive technology, uninterrupted services and freedom to work anywhere, anytime, on a variety of devices. It’s time to give people the freedom …

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System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RTM

Microsoft quietly released the full System Center 2012 suite on April 1st.  It appears however that Microsoft will not talk more about this until later this month at MMS 2012.  You can download it now from all the normal Microsoft locations (VL, MSDN, TechNet). David Norling-Christensen (MCSE, MCTS) Senior Systems Architect

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Microsoft Certification, The Private Cloud, Windows 8, and You

In an earlier blog post, I discussed why we value certification at BA, and I mentioned the new Private Cloud Certification from Microsoft. One thing that has come up for us recently that directly relates to this new certification is how Microsoft is moving very quickly to being “all in” on the cloud.  I was …

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The Private Cloud and Microsoft Certifications

This is the first in a short, occasional series of posts related to Microsoft Certification and why we care about it at BA. One way that BA works to ensure that the Advanced Infrastructure group – and indeed all of our consultants – stay relevant is through training and certification.  Technology changes quickly, and our customers …

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The User-Centric Approach and ConfigMgr 2012

This week I presented at the Northeast Ohio System center Users Group on deploying Windows 7 with Configuration Manager 2012. While there are many things different, the great thing is that if your are familiar with OSD in 2007, you can be deploying in 2012 pretty quickly. You can even port your task sequences over. …

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