OVF Import tool for VMM

Hey hosting community,   Just wanted to drop a short note here that we have a new tool available that will assist you in Importing OVFs into your VMM environment from other virtualization platforms:   The Open Virtualization Format (OVF) is a packaging standard from Distributed Management Task Force, Inc., for portability and deployment of…


FreeBSD Support for Windows Server Hyper-V

Yesterday, Microsoft, alongs with parners NetApp and Citrix, announced the availability of FreeBSD support for Windows Server Hyper-V.  This collaboration, highlights Microsoft’s commitment to supporting multiple platforms with its server virtualization solution so that more organizations can take advantage of server consolidation cost-savings and build foundations for private, public and hybrid cloud computing. Check out…


Microsoft Announces New Cloud Opportunities for Hosting and Cloud Partners – System Center 2012 SP1 – Service Provider Foundation (SPF)

During the second day of Microsoft Corp.’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) , we announced new solutions, training, tools and other programs that enable partners to deliver compelling new cloud services to their customers. The community technology preview (CTP) of new technologies that enable hosting service providers to use their Windows Server data centers to deliver capabilities…


Downloadable Virtual Machines for System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 Evaluation Now Available !

AppController – Evaluation VHD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4da3d1d9-91d4-472e-acb7-10885df9d1c2 OperationsManager – Evaluation VHD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=00b78007-638f-471f-a2df-c0e3d5646b1f Orchestrator– Evaluation VHD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ff6755e4-fcb2-4816-8b7a-8ad7f7fbaee1 ServiceManager – Evaluation VHD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=416ea928-78e8-4aab-aec5-7932ac1945c3  VirtualMachine Manager – Evaluation VHD http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9c700414-ac2c-4c33-bb35-ad92afd97680 Enjoy! Chris. Samson – Technology Specialist – Microsoft


Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Recordings released!

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Recordings released! Make sure you don’t miss to have a look at the recordings! Windows Server Jump Start HD-quality video recordings —FREE— onTechNetVideos.  Enjoy! Chris Samson


Can System Center Service Manager work for Hosters?

I uncovered a very interesting blog post today about the use of Service Manager at Service Providers today that i wanted to make sure gets out there.  Service Manager is an awesome tool but there are some challenges when using it in a multitenant environment.  See the blog post and the PPT deck attached at…


Have you heard of System Center Service Provider Foundation?

SPF as it is known is coming in System Center 2012 SP1.  It will enable you to use VMM, OPSMGR and Orchestrator in a multi-tenant environment.  This is what hosters have been asking System Center to do for ages 🙂   Please check out this short video for more information:   https://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/Edge/System-Center-2012-SP1-Service-Provider-Foundation-SPF-with-Marc-Umeno    


System Center 2012 SP1 CTP2 now available!

Hello all, Things are moving quickly in the world of System Center SP1.  The latest public version of the bits are now available, go grab them!!  See below for the overview of investment areas for the applications: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30133 Overview This Community Technology Preview (“CTP2”) enables System Center customers to jointly evaluate System Center 2012 and…


Windows Server 2012 Technical training Resources

  1)      Free 250 page Microsoft ebook on Windows  Server 2012 http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=251464   2)      Free 2 day online Jumpstart training, JUNE 20, 21  http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=323 Enjoy! Chris