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This is the first part in a two part series at 4sysops where I look at certification in general and Microsoft’s offering in particular. This part covers how to study as well as look at the value of certification for an IT Professional. Read it here.

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A couple of months ago I looked at System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Virtual Machine Manager for 4Sysops. Those three received quite a few improvements in the R2 release. This time I have a look at the other three parts of System Center and find that, apart from DPM, there was very few improvements in the products. Read it here.

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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.

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My look at Ops Manager 2012 R2 is now online at 4Sysops. This single post covers what’s new and what’s enhanced in the R2 version, read it here.

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In this final part I look at how Essentials 2012 R2 integrates with cloud services such as Office 365 and Azure backup. Read it here.

Hope you enjoyed reading these and I thank you for your time.

In this second part I look at Essential 2012 R2, what’s new (including the exciting option to run it as a VM under Hyper-V) and other improvements Microsoft’s made. Read it here.

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Just before Christmas there was a three part article series published on 4Sysops where I look at the HP Microserver Generation 8 as well as Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. Part 1, which you can read here, covered the hardware, gotchas around RAID configuration and drivers for Windows Server 2012 R2.

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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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And just after part 2 is published, here is the final part 3. This time I look at storage enhancements (Guest Fibre Channel, ODX, and bare metal deployment of Scale Out File Servers (SOFS)) as well as shared VHDX for guest clustering and the new features in services in VMM to create clusters. Read it here.

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And hot on the heels of the first part comes part two on what’s new in VMM 2012 R2. This part covers what’s new for VMs (Gen 2, better Linux support, faster LM) and Clouds (easier to control permissions) as well as the new service – Hyper-V Recovery Manager. Read it here.

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