What’s New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start

On July 15, 2013, lasting most of the day (9am-5pm PDT), you can sit in on a Jump Start session to learn about what’s new for System Center 2012 R2 before it releases this Fall. From the description: Join us a full day Jump Start where you will learn what is new with System Center 2012 R2. Are you ready...

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What’s New in System Center 2012 R2

In Microsoft Keeps TechEd 2013 NA Promise, Releases Previews for Blue Servers, I talked about the announcements, made at TechEd Europe 2013, about the release of the “R2” bits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012. The “R2” bits are now available for download, but also available to test in Windows Azure. Check out the links the article to...

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Evaluation Guide for System Center 2012 R2 Released

Announced at TechEd 2013 Europe by Brad Anderson, the R2 bits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 have been released as previews. Our sister site, Windows IT Pro, has the coverage and a list of all the download links. You can catch all of that here:  Microsoft Keeps TechEd 2013 NA Promise, Releases Previews for Blue Servers. SQL...

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Site Discovery behavior with Internet based ConfigMgr clients

When using devices that you want to manage via an Internet Based Management Point you need to keep in mind some things that will change in the way the Configuration Manager client interacts with your Configuration Manager 2012 site. With this blog I would explain what to expect when using internet based Configuration Manager 2012 clients. Read the complete blog...

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My top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 – part 10

It has been a while since I wrote about my top 10 new features of ConfigMgr 2012 Service Pack 1. Have been busy with setting up our new User Group (WMUG NL), preparing presentations, writing other blogs and contributing to the upcoming book of Kent Agerlund (System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager: Mastering the Fundamentals). Busy times between working and all other hobbies...

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Quick tip when integrating Windows Intune & DirSync with ConfigMgr 2012 SP1

As an Enterprise Client Manager you need to of course use the Windows Intune integration in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 to be able to manage also your mobile devices next to all other Windows, Unix, Linux and MAC OS-X devices. When setting up Dirsync to synchronize the active directory account to Windows Azure Active Directory, you need to configure the administrator...

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System Center 2012 Integration Map Updated for SP1

Microsoft has updated the integration map for System Center 2012 to include the SP1 components. You can download the doc as part of the Technical Documentation Download for Technical Scenarios for System Center 2012 SP1.  The download is available from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36429 The map comes in two doc types, MS Word and Adobe Reader (PDF). Here’s the example of what...

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Email alias for the “other” System Center products docs

For years, those that work with ConfigMgr have known about the SMSDocs@microsoft.com email alias as a vehicle to make suggestions, ask questions, and report bugs about the ConfigMgr documentation.  But, did you know there’s another email alias for the other System Center apps (i.e., Service Manager, Operations Manager, Orchestrator, etc.)? If you have suggestion, questions, or want to report bugs...

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System Center Management Pack for Windows Server DNS released with Windows Server 2012 support

A couple notes about this new MP.  This MP replaces the previous DNS Management Pack completely and is NOT backwards compatible. They can run side-by-side, until you feel comfortable enough to uninstall the old one. And, despite the release date on the page suggesting there are actually 39 days in March, it was actually released on March 29, 2013. I’m sure...

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Video Series: Service Manager – Data Warehouse and Reporting

Microsoft has released this excellent video series talking to the data warehouse capabilities of Service Manager.  Our buddy Travis Wright (who you’ll see at MMS 2013) provides the presenter services. Overview In this module you will learn about the System Center 2012 SP1 Service Manager (SCSM) Data Warehouse (DWH) and reporting. The DWH is used to store large amounts of...

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