Windows Server 2012 Update – released today

Today is a big day with the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 Update!

Windows Server 2012 R2 Update is a cumulative update of every hotfix released for Win2012 R2 to date. This just radically simplified our set of recommended hotfixes.

New Win2012 R2 Cluster Recommended hotfixes:
1. Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update April, 2014

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919355

2. CSV snapshot file is corrupted when you create some files on the live volume

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2929869

Springboard Series Insider – Spotlight of the month. @MSSpringboard

Microsoft Windows releases a monthly newsletter called Springboard Series Insider. This is a vastly popular online publication targeting IT Pros and anyone interested in Windows.

Only a few are listed in the Springboard Series Insider. So I am really happy and proud for this recognition. Thank you!

springboard-insider

The Insider provides their subscribers with

  • New Resources
  • Windows Tip of the Month
  • Something to Blog About
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Internet Explorer IT Corner
  • Tweet Alert
  • Events and Training
  • Sneak Peek: For Insiders Only

This month the main theme is Windows 8.1 updates, which provides a number of features designed to improve the Windows 8.1 experience for enterprise environments.

If you haven’t signed up yet, now it is time :

Sign up for the Springboard Series Insider newsletter

Note: As always, if you have any suggestions on content you’d like to see or resources you need, please reach out to Microsoft anytime at springboard@microsoft.com. In the meantime, enjoy this month’s edition of the Springboard Series Insider and be sure to try out Windows 8.1 Update!

 

MVP Comm Camp : System Center 2012R2 Operations Manager slide decks

Hi

For those who were able to attend the MVP Community Camp last Saturday, a big thank you attending and for the positive feedbacks.

Great to hear that more and more you are utilizing System Center.

System Center 2012R2 Operations Manager – Comprehensive monitoring of  physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure. Operations Manager offers key capabilities,  monitoring diverse environments, assuring physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure health, ensuring reliable workload configurations

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Through this discussion,  we hope you see how System Center uniquely delivering on the key areas :

Hybrid IT – Consistent with the notion of Cloud OS, “hybrid” is built into System Center.   System Center truly enables common management that spans Windows Server and Windows Azure environments., be it provisioning, self-service or monitoring.
Enterprise-class performance:  System Center infrastructure management capabilities are enterprise grade and ready to use today.  Not only is System Center best-of-breed for Windows environments and Microsoft workloads (like Exchange, SharePoint and SQL) but it also enables robust management of heterogeneous datacenters.
•Reduce datacenter complexity: We’re constantly striving to reduce complexity in your datacenter by making it easy to provision, manage and operate infrastructure services with System Center.
Application focused: System Center has a relentless focus on optimizing your apps and workloads by arming you with rich insights to help you deliver predictable application SLA (after all,  apps are what your business cares about and infrastructure exists to support them)

As promised, here is the slide deck for Monitoring with Operations Manager – Overview

MVP Comm Camp : System Center 2012R2 Virtual Machine Manager slide decks

Hi

For those who were able to attend the MVP Community Camp last Saturday, a big thank you attending and for the positive feedbacks.

Great to hear that more and more you are utilizing System Center.

System Center enables robust management of heterogeneous datacenters, reduce datacenter complexity and enables common management that spans Windows Server and Windows Azure environments., be it provisioning, self-service or monitoring

Through this discussion,  we hope you see how System Center uniquely delivering on the key areas :

Hybrid IT – Consistent with the notion of Cloud OS, “hybrid” is built into System Center.   System Center truly enables common management that spans Windows Server and Windows Azure environments., be it provisioning, self-service or monitoring.
Enterprise-class performance:  System Center infrastructure management capabilities are enterprise grade and ready to use today.  Not only is System Center best-of-breed for Windows environments and Microsoft workloads (like Exchange, SharePoint and SQL) but it also enables robust management of heterogeneous datacenters.
•Reduce datacenter complexity: We’re constantly striving to reduce complexity in your datacenter by making it easy to provision, manage and operate infrastructure services with System Center.
Application focused: System Center has a relentless focus on optimizing your apps and workloads by arming you with rich insights to help you deliver predictable application SLA (after all,  apps are what your business cares about and infrastructure exists to support them)

As promised, here is the slide deck for VMM System Center VMM 2012R2 – Overview

Cheers

MVP Comm Camp : Windows Server 2012R2 Hyper-V slide decks

Hi

For those who were able to attend the MVP Community Camp last Saturday, a big thank you attending and for the positive feedbacks.

The session was all about understanding the various technologies in Windows Server 2012R2 that can reduce downtime for a private cloud deployment

As promised, here is the Hyper-V – Windows 2012 R2 – Overview slide deck.

Cheers!

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

Free online event with live Q&A with the networking team: http://aka.ms/SftDnet

Wednesday, March 19th from 8am – 1pm PST

 Are you exploring new networking strategies for your datacenter? Want to simplify the process? Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. Intrigued? Bring specific questions, and get answers from the team who built this popular solution!
Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are being used with SDN implementations in some of the largest datacenters in the world, and this Jump Start can help you apply lessons learned from those networks to your own environment. From overall best practices to deep technical guidance, this demo-rich session gives you what you need to get started, plus in-depth Q&A with top experts who have real-world SDN experience. Don’t miss it!

 Register here: http://aka.ms/SftDnet

Check out the www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com for other free training and live events.

FREE Microsoft MVP Event Australia and New Zealand. March 2014. Register Now

The FREE MVP Community Camp (ComCamp) is a six-day event with both Live Webcasts and In-Person Seminars. MVPs from nine countries will deliver webcasts available to anyone anywhere to learn trends and techniques from these industry leaders; the in-person seminars will be available in 22 cities across seven countries with tracks providing opportunities to connect with others in the same expertise/interest area and to have a number of technology hands-on experiences.

Delivered by MVPs who not only possess the expert knowledge in their field but also have been influential technical leaders to IT community and audiences. Each session is 60 minutes long and includes Q&A to help you get an instant feedback on questions you have had during the session.  Between each session, 15 minutes break is given for MVPs and community members to network, share their thoughts on topics presented and share technical experiences.

There are sessions happening in the principal cities of Australia : Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and New Zealand. Make sure you register early to secure your spot.

Registration links:

 

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