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Thomas Maurer

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Back in October Microsoft released the first public Windows Server Technical Preview for the next release of Windows Server. At TechEd Europe Bed Armstrong, Principal Program Manager on the Hyper-V team at Microsoft, talked about a couple of new features which are coming in the next release of Windows Server Hyper-V. Microsoft this week officially announced Windows Server 2016, System Center 2016 and Hyper-V Server 2016 along with some other grea...
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Thomas Maurer

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When you install and configure Windows Azure Pack (WAP) you will have set your install user to the administrators list in Azure Pack, so you can login to the Azure Pack Admin Portal. If you want to use other users you can add them via PowerShell. To add a domain user or group to the Windows Azure Pack Admins you can use the following PowerShell commands. Of course it does make a lot of sense to create a security group in your domain, where you ad...
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Thomas Maurer

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In about 6 weeks System Center Universe 2014 opens it doors and if you want to learn and network about Microsoft CloudOS or Microsoft Datacenter solutions, you should definitely book this event (btw, there is now live steam!). Register now for System Center Universe 2014 in Basel Switzerland. Date: September 17-19, 2014 Location: Basel-Switzerland Venue: Congress Center Basel Conference Language: English SCU Europe 2014 is the successor of System...
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Thomas Maurer

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Today Microsoft announced that starting August 1, the will deliver the new StorSimple 8000 series hybrid storage arrays. The StorSimple 8000 series are the most powerful StorSimple systems ever and have even tighter integration with Azure, including two new Azure-based capabilities to enable new use cases and centralize data management. These new solutions demonstrate how Microsoft is bringing the best of on-premises storage together with the clo...
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Lusine Kolozyan

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Google Apps audit logs can help you detect #security incidents. 
Google Apps audit logs can help you detect security incidents. Google's anomaly-detection algorithms identify suspicious logins. Use this to your advantage.
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Tom Shinder
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And if you want to put together the management infrastructure for your IaaS cloud, then check out the management infrastructure deployment guide http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Infrastructure-as-a-ecf1cc0b
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Tom Shinder
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Microsoft IaaS Fabric Architecture Guide now available for download at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Infrastructure-as-a-de2bdb6e Enjoy and let us know what you think.
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Thomas Maurer

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I know this is nothing new but since I had to mention the Whitepaper on NIC Teaming and the use of SMB Multichannel as well as the configuration with System Center Virtual Machine Manager in a couple of meetings I want to make sure you have an overview on my blog. NIC Teaming Windows Server NIC Teaming was introduced in Windows Server 2012 (Codename Windows Server 8). NIC teaming, also known as Load Balancing/Failover (LBFO), allows multiple netw...
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Thomas Maurer

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Back in October Microsoft released the first public Windows Server Technical Preview for the next release of Windows Server. At TechEd Europe Bed Armstrong, Principal Program Manager on the Hyper-V team at Microsoft, talked about a couple of new features which are coming in the next release of Windows Server Hyper-V. This is a quick list of some of the new features we will get in the next release of Windows Server Hyper-V, there is a lot more com...
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Thomas Maurer

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Today Microsoft announced support for Deduplication in System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM). To use Deduplication together with System Center Data Protection Manager you have to meet the following criteria: The Server running System Center Data Protection Manager must be virtualized. DPM Server has to use Windows Sevrer 2012 R2 The Hyper-V Sever where the DPM VM is running on has to be Windows Server 2012 R2 System Center Data Protection ...
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Thomas Maurer

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Microsoft today released the next version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC). (MVMC) is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pros or solution provider who wants to convert virtual machines and disks from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts and Microsoft Azure. In MVMC 3.0 Microsoft adds the ability to convert a physical computer running Windows Server 2008 or above server operating systems or Windows Vista or above clie...
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Thomas Maurer

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Microsoft released the Update Rollup 3 for System Center 2012 R2 with a lot of fixes for several product such as Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager or Orchestrator. This updates to directly affect private cloud deployments and public cloud deployments by service providers by bringing new functionally to the solutions. With that Microsoft also released Update Rollup 3 for Windows Azure Pack which also brings fixes and enhancements. ...
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Thomas Maurer

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A long time ago I wrote a blog post on how you can use System Center Virtual Machine Manager Bare-Metal Deployment to deploy new Hyper-V hosts. Normally this works fine but if you have newer hardware, your Windows Server Image does may not include the network adapter drivers. Now this isn't a huge problem since you can mount and insert the drivers in the VHD or VHDX file for the Windows Server Hyper-V image. But if you forget to update the WinPE ...
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Thomas Maurer

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With System Center Orchestrator Microsoft already had an datacenter automation engine in his portfolio. Microsoft acquired Opalis added it to the System Center Suite, after a while Microsoft renamed Opalis to System Center Orchestrator. As we have a look at modern datacenters and our cloud environment automation is a key part of it. With the latest release of System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack, Microsoft release a new automation engine ...
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Tom Shinder
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We also have the Microsoft IaaS Fabric Management Architecture Guide, check that out at http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Infrastructure-as-a-4045145d
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Thomas Maurer

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One of the big features of Windows Azure Pack right now is the integration of a Infrastructure as a Service offering or in other words Virtual Machine Cloud. VM Cloud allows you to integrate your existing System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 and Hyper-V environment over SPF (Service Provider Foundation) API, so you can create a offering similar to the Windows Azure IaaS experience. I had the chance working on several Windows Azure Pack p...
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