Microsoft releases next generation enterprise IT solutions for hybrid Cloud

At TechEd North America 2013, Microsoft Corp. introduced a portfolio of new solutions to help businesses thrive in the era of cloud computing and connected devices. In the keynote address, Server & Tools Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson and fellow executives showcased how new offerings across client, datacenter infrastructure, public cloud and application development help deliver the most comprehensive, connected enterprise platform.

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“The products and services introduced today illustrate how Microsoft is the company that businesses can bet on as they embrace cloud computing, deliver critical applications, and empower employee productivity in new and exciting ways,” Anderson said. “Only Microsoft connects the dots for the enterprise from ‘client to cloud.’”

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The eagle has landed….System Center 2012 SP1 available for download on TechNet and MSDN

A colleague of mine (thanks Tom!) notified that System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 is available for download on TechNet and MSDN.

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The following links take you to the What’s New topics for System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

  • System Center 2012 – App Controller SP1
  • System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1
  • System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager SP1
  • System Center 2012 – Operations Manager SP1
  • System Center 2012 – Orchestrator SP1
  • System Center 2012 – Service Manager SP1
  • System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager SP1
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    IPD Guide for System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager Beta – Available for Download

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team is working on a new guide: System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager. Get the beta by visiting the Connect website athttps://connect.microsoft.com/InvitationUse.aspx?ProgramID=1587&InvitationID=IPDM-QX6H-7TTV&SiteID=14.

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    This guide enables you to quickly identify what types of data to protect, what the recovery goals are, and what the protection strategy is for achieving those goals. This guide incorporates best practice guidance from the Data Protection Manager engineering team to help you create an optimized infrastructure design that meets the business requirements.

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    System Center 2012 Update Rollup 2 available for download #sysctr

    Recently Microsoft has released an update rollup package for their System Center 2012 product suite. The update package contains updates for the following System Center 2012 products:

    • App Controller
    • Data Protection Manager
    • Operations Manager
    • Orchestrator
    • Service Manager
    • Virtual Machine Manager

    For an overview of all solved issues go to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2706783/en-us

    The update packages for App Controller, Orchestrator, and Virtual Machine Manager are available from Microsoft Update. Additionally, the update packages for Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager and Service Manager are available from the following Microsoft Download Center websites:

    Data Protection Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30413

    (http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30413)


    Operations Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30421

    (http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30421)


    UNIX and Linux Management Pack update for Operations Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=29696

    (http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=29696)


    Service Manager

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30410

    (http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30410)

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