As a subject matter expert (SME) on virtualization, I was neither excited nor intimidated when Microsoft announced their new exam, 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. Unlike many previous exams I did not rush out to be the first to take it, nor was I going to wait forever. I actually... Continue Reading →
Folks you will not want to miss this! Microsoft Press is giving away the ebook Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2: Technical Overview. It is written by Mitch Tulloch, Symon Perriman, and the System Center team... and is a great way to get up to speed on Microsoft's private cloud! Check it out at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2013/12/16/free-ebook-introducing-microsoft-system-center-2012-r2.aspx.
Microsoft has released a poster diagramming virtual networking in Hyper-V 2012. Much of it revolves around Virtual Machine Manager, and is actually branded System Center 2012 SP1. If you are building or managing datacenters – even smaller ones – you should download this document and review it. We all have something to learn from it!... Continue Reading →
Our industry moves fast! There was a time when if you learned a system you e set for a long time. Now Microsoft is releasing operating systems every three years (client AND server), and the management tools are constantly evolving. A carpenter who takes a year off work may be out of practice, but will... Continue Reading →
This morning before I started teaching I came into the training centre early to sit an exam. It is not the ideal way to take exams – I showed up at 7:30, knowing I had to start teaching at 9:00 – but sometimes it is the only way that you can make it work, and... Continue Reading →
Hey folks! I have been asked to post here information about the release dates for Private Cloud training from Microsoft, so here it is: 10747A: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10748A: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: June 29, 2012 (currently in Beta) 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a... Continue Reading →