Save the Date for TechEd Europe 2014!


This year TechEd Europe will be held 27-31 October at Fira Barcelona in Barcelona, Spain. We hope you will join us to increase your technical expertise through deep hands-on learning, sharing of best practices and interaction with Microsoft and a variety of industry experts.

Registration will open in the spring of 2014.

Better together…TechEd & MMS! #SysCtr


Today Brad Anderson announced from now on that MMS will be merged with TechEd event. How come?

The objective is simple:  Provide attendees a better opportunity for knowledge gathering and technical growth. By drawing together a larger community to this combined event, every attendee will have a dramatically wider range of experts and luminaries (both from the industry and within Microsoft) to learn from and engage.

TechEd 2014 will be your single best source for the latest news, trends, resources and deep technical education. Also, the System Center team is already preparing to teach the deep 300- and 400-level content you’ve come to expect at MMS. There will also be expanded Early Bird pricing options, dedicated Management Meet & Geek opportunities, dedicated Management Instructor-Led Labs and Hands-on Labs, structured and unstructured networking opportunities tuned to the Management community and broader communities, and other unique MMS experiences.

This is a big transition, and I understand and respect the concerns that accompany this type of strategic move. The content and operational experts behind both events are already working together to ensure that this new event surpasses what you’ve come to expect from TechEd while delivering everything you require from MMS.

Read the complete blog post of Brad Anderson here. The new format of TechEd NA 2014 take place at May 12-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.

Recap on Windows Server 2012 R2 & System Center 2012 R2 – links, white papers & datasheets #sysctr



Yesterday was a HUGE day for the IT community, the tech industry, and Microsoft. In case you missed my keynote or any of the other sessions, you can watch them on-demand here.

To get into even more detail, check out the list below with topics and links to yesterday’s big announcements.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Page

White Paper Datasheet
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview Page White Paper Datasheet
System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager    
System Center 2012 R2 Preview Page White Paper  
SQL Server 2014 Preview Page White Paper Datasheet
Windows Azure Pack Page White Paper  
Cloud OS Eval Alert Sign Up Page    
Cloud OS Page    
Data Insights Conversation Page    
People Centric IT Conversation Page White Paper  
Modern Datacenter Conversation Page    
Modern Apps Conversation Page    
Server-Cloud Website Home Page