System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: How Microsoft IT did it?

At Microsoft IT we have completed our server deployment and client migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. During this journey of deployment and migration we had lot of learning’s and best practices available from our team for many of you who are planning to deploy System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. So…

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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Hardware used for site roles in Microsoft IT

One of the most common queries I receive is regarding site role configuration with hardware specifications used in Microsoft IT for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. The purpose of this blog post today is to share our hardware specifications. At Microsoft we are using virtualization for almost all site roles with the exception of SQL…

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Few MMS 2012 sessions you don’t want to miss…

Once again I am very excited to meet the System Center community at MMS 2012. This would be my 4th time at MMS and 3rd time as a speaker. This year my favorite topic is Configuration Manager 2012 Real World Deployment Story which we just completed. We had great experience in deploying this solution at…

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Configuration Manager 2012 Real World Deployment Experience

I am starting new blog series on my Configuration Manager 2012 for sharing early deployment observations and learning of Configuration Manager 2012 at Microsoft, which is the largest Configuration Manager 2012 deployment to date. My goal is to help you get ready for Configuration Manager 2012 deployment. I am very interested in your feedback and…

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Please join Microsoft IT Real World Deployment Case Study sessions at Tech-Ed 2011…

I am very excited to meet the ITPros community next week at Tech·Ed 2011 in Atlanta. Another reason why I am so excited is because I will be presenting 2 sessions this year in Tech-Ed 2011 which are my favorite topics to talk about. This would be my 1st time speaking at Tech·Ed 2011 which…

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Where is Microsoft IT ConfigMgr team in MMS 2011?

Last 10 days to go and I am eager to meet the community of experts at MMS 2011. This would be my 3rd time at MMS and 2nd time as a speaker for below session which I am very passionate to talk about as we have great experience in deploying this solution at Microsoft IT…

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Senior Service Engineer Position for Configuration Manager

We have currently position open in our group for Configuration Manager and thought you or your friends might be interested in this Microsoft job opening. Please apply through online link available below for position. Service Engineer, Senior, United States, WA, Redmond (https://careers.microsoft.com/JobDetails.aspx?jid=32308&lang=en) About our Group: The Management Platforms and Service Delivery (MPSD) team is responsible…

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Part 2: Custom Monitoring for ConfigMgr – Monitoring Client Scan failures

In this post, I am sharing how we implemented a solution to monitor and alert for Scan failures using custom SQL job which will monitor Software Update Point (SUP) Scan failures and report an event which is alerted through OpsMgr. Though we have ConfigMgr Management pack which monitor & alerts for critical SUP site server…

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How Microsoft IT is using Configuration Manager R3 for Power Management?

We have technical case study released titled “Manage, Monitor, and Report: Implementing a Power Management Strategy with System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3” and here is overview of this technical case study. Situation: Microsoft is committed to an ambitious goal of cutting its enterprise carbon emissions by 30% over a five-year period. To help contribute…

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Part 1: Custom Monitoring for ConfigMgr – Monitoring ConfigMgr boundaries

At Microsoft IT, we have implemented lot of custom monitoring for ConfigMgr service and I am starting this new series to share some of the custom monitoring implemented in production which helps in identifying problems proactively. However our primary means for monitoring ConfigMgr servers is through ConfigMgr Management pack which was discussed in one of…

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