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Hot on the heels of my review of Operations Manager comes my look at Configuration Manager 2012 R2. I cover installation improvements, client management with the new VPN and Certificate Profiles along with the enhancements for iOS, RT and Android devices. Read it here.

Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Here it is – all in one place – what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2. Read my article here.

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A short piece that I wrote on this year’s TechEd on the Gold Coast is now live on 4sysops, you can read it here.

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My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 3 covers VM storage options and enhancements, along with the new Shared VHDX support. Read it here.

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My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 2 covers Live Migration enhancements, better support for Linux VMs and Hyper-V improvements. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

My three part article on what’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 is now online at 4sysops, part 1 covers the new Generation 2 VM type, enhanced VM interaction and automatic activation of VMs running on an activated Datacenter edition of Windows Server 2012 R2. Read it here.

Enjoy! And thanks for reading.

The last part of my article series is now finally available at virtualizationreview.com. This is the part where I compare Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 (NOT R2) with vSphere 5.1 and the accompanying management tools. Read it here and I’m looking forward to your comments.

Thanks for reading.

It’s not often that I point to other people’s blog posts but this one is great – I’ll make sure to point all my diploma students to this one, as it covers the concepts behind High Availability in IT systems in an excellent way. It then goes on to give examples in the Microsoft stack of products. Warmly recommended – read it here.

Enjoy!

2012 in review

Wow – I thought there was about three people in the world reading my blog – as it turns out it’s a lot more than that. Pretty cool.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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