Data Protection Mgr Posts

MVP Speaker Series

Hi All, This week sees the start of a new MVP Speaker Series covering Windows Server and System Center technologies.  Many of the presentations will be sessions that couldn’t be accommodated at MMS, and others will be brand new, but they will all be available online for everyone to attend through the use of Lync! For […]

DPM & Certificates

The good folks at Microsoft have recently put out a three post series on DPM certificate troubleshooting, which I thought I would share.  Certificates seem to be a common cause of problems, so this series of posts should help many of you. DPM Certificate Troubleshotting: Part 1:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2012/07/23/dpm-certificate-troubleshooting-part-1-general-troubleshooting.aspx Part 2:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2012/07/24/dpm-certificate-troubleshooting-part-2-registry.aspx Part 3:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/dpm/archive/2012/07/25/dpm-certificate-troubleshooting-part-3-certificates.aspx If […]

Update Rollup 2 for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1

It is finally here – Update Rollup 2 for System Center SP1. The update brings fixes for the following issues for the following components: App Controller (KB2815569) Issue 1 You cannot change the virtual machine network of deployed virtual machines. Issue 2 The network connection is set to None after you view the network properties […]

Cloud and Datacenter Management Roundtable at MMS 2013! (#MMS2013, #SYSCTR)

I received notice that the “Cloud and Datacenter Management Roundtable” Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session was accepted at MMS! Thank you to everyone who voted this session up! This BOF session is for System Center SME’s, the Cloud and Datacenter MVP’s and product team to roundtable discuss all items in the Cloud and Datacenter management space (basically […]

Getting ready for MMS 2013…

As we ramp up for MMS, I want to test mobile blogging from my tablet and mobile devices(writing this post on my tablet with Blogsy). I’ll be speaking again this year (6th year on stage) and working in various capacities throughout the conference as usual. More importantly, System Center Central will be in Vegas as […]

MNSCUG: Let’s Connect at the Minnesota System Center User Group Meeting

I’m in Minneapolis / St. Paul this week and as luck would have it, the Minnesota System Center User Group meets tomorrow night. ConfigMgr gurus / MVPs Brian Mason and Kent Agerland are speaking during the first hour (WOWing us with their ConfigMgr knowledge no doubt). This is a tough act to follow, but I’ll […]

Attending MMS and interested in Cloud and Datacenter Management? (#MMS, #SYSCTR)

One of the proposed Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions at MMS is “Cloud and Datacenter Management Roundtable”. This BOF session is for System Center SME’s, the Cloud and Datacenter MVP’s and product team to roundtable discuss all items in the Cloud and Datacenter management space (basically everything other than Configuration Manager). If you have a question about […]

System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Analyzer

Earlier this month Microsoft came out with a Configurations Analyzer for System Center 2012 SP1 suite of products. This is a one stop shop for the entire suite. This tool allows you to ensure that you have best practice configuration prior to beginning the Service Pack 1 upgrade. This tool isn’t a guarentee but it […]

Finishing the Kicking the tires on Azure post series: Where do System Center 2012 and Azure interact? (#SYSCTR, #Azure)

This is my last post on System Center 2012 and Azure… This is it – I swear! During my investigating into the various integration points between System Center 2012 and Azure I found there there are a lot of areas where these products integrate. I see both of these products as important to Microsoft and […]

Kicking the tires on Azure application monitoring with System Center 2012 (#SYSCTR, #SCOM, #Azure)

As part of some pre-sales related work that I was asked to look into, I spent some time working with what is available via System Center 2012 to provide monitoring for applications which are deployed in Windows Azure. I quickly found that this is not a simple question to answer and started gathering up lessons […]