Installing System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Release Candidates

On October 26, 2011 Microsoft released System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Release Candidates.  I was anxious to get this installed in my Hyper-V lab so I downloaded the bits found at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27841#overview .    MAKE SURE YOU READ THE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS! The OS is standard stuff but it’s the…

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RCs Released!

Download Details – Microsoft Download Center – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RCs ConfigMgr RC has been released today.  Download from the link above! Here is the main product page: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 | New Next Version System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Release Candidate is Here! In…

Announcing the Release Candidate of Configuration Manager Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit | Microsoft Connect

Announcing the Release Candidate of Configuration Manager Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit | Microsoft Connect The Configuration Manager team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate (RC) of the Configuration Manager Physical-to-Virtual Migration Toolkit! The Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit was designed to assist in situations where there are remote Configuration Manager 2007 site servers…

Tips for using Reporting in Operations Manager–How do I make the most of my Operations Manager Reports? (#SCOM, #SYSCTR)

Confused on OpsMgr reporting? Running reports with no data? Check out the latest edition of Windows IT Pro! Excerpt from the article with Windows IT Pro in the November 2011 edition: “Although Operations Manager’s reporting structure is extremely powerful and flexible, it’s also unintuitive and can be difficult to work with. This article provides 10…

Too Many Cooks…

I recently read about the problems that Target’s new website is facing. The problems include people who are unable to complete their purchases and people who have lost their gift registries. Although any large, complex project will have difficulties, one line in the article particularly caught my eye: "Two years ago, the Minneapolis-based retailer decided…

Blackberry Cloud Services Beta Announced

For most enterprise customers, a big missing piece for a move to Office 365, specifically Exchange Online was not being able to have Blackberry devices fully integrated. Well that is now there is one less roadblock for a company to move to Office 365, Blackberry has announced that their Cloud Services have entered the open…