System Center 2012 Ships for Your Private Cloud

Microsoft System Center 2012 is now available for evaluation and purchase, to create private clouds. The announcement was made by Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson at Microsoft Management Summit this week. He discussed how IT professionals can evolve their roles with cloud computing to help their businesses be more competitive. More information about System Center…

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Release Candidate for System Center 2012 Key Building Block in Your Private Cloud Strategy

System Center 2012 Release Candidate (RC) joins Hyper-V and Windows Server as key building blocks for Microsoft’s private cloud strategy. ISVs are building out their cloud strategy by selling software for deployment to on premises or cloud customer sites, selling subscriptions through their own hosted solution, or by using Platform as a Service offering of…

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Roadmap – Updates Announced for Data Center at Tech•Ed

Announcements this week at Tech•Ed included new products for System Center, Forefront, and new support for Linux-based CentOS in Hyper-V. The announcements include: System Center Orchestrator (formerly Opalis) provides an IT process automation platform that orchestrates workflows across systems and tasks. This enables customers to lower their costs while improving datacenter service reliability and predictability….

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Next Version of Visual Studio ALM Announced at Tech•Ed

Jason Zander, corporate vice president of Visual Studio, announced a key pillar of the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio at Tech•Ed North America today. He also demonstrated a connector that will improve the interaction between the development and operations teams. vNext ALM For developer he explained Microsoft vision of the next generation Application Lifecycle…

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New System Center 2012 Helps Deploy, Manage Customer’s Public, Private Cloud

The new System Center 2012, announced at Microsoft Management Summit, will enable your IT managers and your customers’ IT Managers build private clouds with the infrastructure they know and own today — including other vendors’ platforms and virtualization technologies. ISVs are using Microsoft virtualization to deploy server applications like Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft SharePoint…

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Monitor Windows Azure Applications with New Management Pack

CIOs of companies moving to Windows Azure Platform want to insure that the application is responding as expected. Release Candidate (RC) of the Monitoring Management Pack (MP) for Windows Azure (version 6.1.7686.0) can be immediately deployed by customers running System Center Operations Manager 2007 and Operations Manager 2007 R2. This management pack enables Operations Manager…

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Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack Released

The Windows Azure Management Pack enables you to monitor the availability and performance of applications that are running on Windows Azure. Feature Summary Discovers Windows Azure applications. Provides status of each role instance. Collects and monitors performance information. Collects and monitors Windows events. Collects and monitors the .NET Framework trace messages from each role instance….

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ISV Video: Datacastle Brings Data Protection From the Cloud

Datacastle provides a way for businesses to protect vulnerable data with backup, recovery, encryption, and even data shredding if laptops might be lost or stolen. The data protection server console manage protection is both on premises and hosted in Windows Azure. It also includes a Web Services interface in the Windows Azure Platform that allows…

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Join in Windows Azure FireStarter Online

You are invited to join in a day-long FireStarter event for Windows Azure. The event is available online and in person in Redmond, WA April 6 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time (11:20 AM – 9 PM Eastern). We have some rock stars from the Azure Product Team including Steve Marx who’ll be talking…

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Watch Advanced Training Online for Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 Advanced Series is an on-demand series about the advanced features of Windows Server 2008 R2. Topics will include Building a Seamless Enterprise, Virtualization Enhancements, Remote Desktop & Remote Apps, Managing with Server 2008 R2 and Web Server Improvements. Here’s a list of sessions. Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 60…

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