System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager review for 4Sysops

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!

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What’s new in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 R2 – part 1 for 4Sysops

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.

What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 9 for Virtualization Review – Comparing Hyper-V to VSphere

The last part of my article series is now finally available at 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.