Azure AD Connect for #Office365

Today Microsoft announced a new tool to help with integrating on-premises identities with Azure AD, Azure AD Connect. This tool is a way to get up and running with on-premises AD synchronization with Azure AD quickly. The tool will download and install pre-reqs like .Net Framework, Azure AD PowerShell Modules and Online Services Sign-in Assistant;…

Simple Disk Performance Testing

I came across an excellent blog article on disk performance testing: http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2008/09/finding-your-san-bottlenecks-with-sqlio/ It walked through using SQLIO to test disk performance. Basically, you just modify the param.txt file like this: D:\testfile.dat 2 0x0 20480   (Where 20480 is a 20gigabyte file that will get created on the D:\ drive) Then you can do a quick 10…

Introducing the Operations Manager Management Pack Repository

If you are looking for management packs, there are three ways available to get to them: Use the Operations Manager console, Administration pane, Management Packs and install new management packs. Use the System Center online catalog (available at http://tinyurl.com/OMMPS) Use the MP wiki (available at http://tinyurl.com/OMMPWIKI) However, each of these approaches only provides the current…