SharePoint Sysprep

Hello, With the wide use of virtualization platforms to run Microsoft Servers’ workloads, for the last few years, we faced a lot of questions regarding templates for SharePoint (Virtual Machines and Services Templates – in SC VMM, Base/Managed Templates, Cloning, etc.). The aim is super simple: Create once a Virtual Machine that can become a…


Windows ODX test (Offloaded Data Transfers)

Hello, One of my NAS provider recent updates enabled some advanced features for the LUNs I wanted to test, before upgrading my entire Private Cloud fabric to Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. I am talking about the ODX feature my NAS LUNs are now capable of. As storage is the current…

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To provide SharePoint services with System Center

Hello, During this spring I had the opportunity to talk and dig on what can be done with System Center 2012 (RTM, SP1 and soon R2) to offer SharePoint based services to users and organizations. As I spent time linking complex workloads with System Center, I used experience and discussions to create a synthetic deck I…