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7 iPad apps no Microsoft IT Pro should be without

When you’re used to working on a PC with all your Microsoft apps (as I am), flipping to a tablet can be uncomfortable. However, on my iPad I’ve managed to bridge the gaps in several areas. Through incremental discoveries over time, I’ve found a number of apps that keep my productive in a variety of […]

Release Candidate of System Center 2012 Integration Packs for Orchestrator Released!

Following the release of System Center 2012 Release Candidate, Microsoft is pleased to announce the availability of the Release Candidate of the Orchestrator Integration Packs for the following System Center 2012 components: System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager System Center 2012 Operations Manager System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager System Center 2012 Service Manager In […]

MMS 2012 Registration now open

MMS 2012 registration is now open, and we’re back in the Venetian! Register for the big event at http://www.mms-2012.com/ Innovation. Expertise. Community. At the 2012 Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) the brightest and most skilled IT Professionals from around the world meet to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on technical training, sharing of best practices, […]

Microsoft Announces Open Source based Cloud Service

We see press releases go by all the time and most of them deserve the yawn they get. But, one caught my interest yesterday. At thePASS Summit conference Microsoft Vice President Ted Kummert announced that Microsoft will be offering a big data solution based upon Hadoop as part of SQL Azure. From the Microsoft press […]

Operations Manager 2012 Beta – Network Monitoring

This Article describes the Network Monitoring features within Operations Manager 2012 (Beta). How it is being used within Operations Manager 2012 and how you can adopt it in your monitoring environment and organization. The main goal of Network Monitoring in OM12 is detailed visibility into the network layer from one console!   History First of […]

SecureVantage wants you to “caption their photos”

SecureVantage has asked the System Center community to have some fun at their expense by suggesting captions for their photos at http://www.facebook.com/SecureVantage. They ask that you be funny – not offensive or inappropriate. That sounded easy enough…until I saw this photo. Uh..uh…wow. I am going to stop typing now before I type what I am […]

Script: Automating bulk creation of the physical and logical Active Directory Structure (Subnets)

In my previous post on bulk creation of sites, I mentioned that I’d run across some code snippets we used several years ago to automate creation of the physical and logical structure of a large Windows Active Directory infrastructure, including Sites, Site Links, Subnets, OUs and a final script to disable schedules on site links. […]

Script: Automating bulk creation of the physical and logical Active Directory Structure (Sites)

I was dusting off some project files and found some script samples we used several years ago to automate creation of the physical and logical structure of a large Windows Active Directory infrastructure, including Sites, Site Links, Subnets, OUs and a final script to disable schedules on site links. This last one enables notification on […]