System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 Deep Dive for Technet Magazine–part 2

Back in the October issue of Technet Magazine I wrote about how to take all your network and compute hardware, along with any existing VMware and XENServer clusters and manage all that fabric with SCVMM 2012 SP1. Read that “part 1” here.

In the November issue is part 2 where I cover the next step which is to build a cloud on top of the fabric. This part looks at services in SCVMM, private clouds as well as the new Service Provider Foundation (SPF). Read it here.

Enjoy, and thanks for reading.

My first non-technical article in a long time is now live at

This article takes a look at how the move to the cloud in IT will affect IT Professionals, what the challenges are and what opportunities are there. It’s an interesting discussion that I have with my students at TAFE frequently, with my fellow teachers and with colleagues in the industry. Read it here, you have to register to read the full article. Feel free to comment below or email me with feedback.

Enjoy the article and thanks for reading.