DPM Enhanced Reporting Dive

I wanted to create a blog post on how to deploy and configure the new enhanced reporting for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012 R2 as a follow up to my Enterprise Backup  session @ Microsoft Ignite (http://meme.ms/d5gpbrq). Here is a screenshot of the new DPM reporting framework: This new reporting for DPM is a part […]

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Free ebooks from Microsoft Press

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If you haven’t seen this before, well here you go Really great list of free ebooks in various format (PDF, EPUB and Kindle) that covers a wide range of topics.  Download the books here. The current list is as follows: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking Microsoft System Center Software Update […]

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2015 Microsoft MVP Award

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2015 Is off to a great start, received my Microsoft MVP award for the 5th time.  Congratulations! We are pleased to present you with the 2015 Microsoft® MVP Award! This award is given to exceptional technical community leaders who actively share their high quality, real world expertise with others. We appreciate your outstanding contributions in […]

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Featured on IT PRO Experts

Lee Berg a Systems Management Specialist, active member in the System Center community and now coworker of mine at Concurrency.com has a great YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com//LeeAlanBerg with Microsoft technology videos for the IT Pro community. It features Weekly Service Manager and Private Cloud round up’s, Demos, Reviews, and Interviews. Lee has been doing these IT […]

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There is a cool new download on TechNet gallery of metro icons for System Center. There is an icon for every application in the suite. These can be used in Visio diagrams or other documentation for System Center. There even is an icon for Provance, Gridpro, and MBAM. Maybe we will see a Cireson and […]

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System Center Universe Jedi finalists

Earlier this week System Center Universe announced the 3 finalists for the SCU Jedi contest. If you don’t know what the contest is here is the description for it: System Center Universe has a contest to give one lucky presenter the opportunity to present at the next System Center Universe conference. This lucky presenter will […]

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Free online virtualization training!

I just found out about some free training from Microsoft. It is free online virtualization training November 19 & 20.  The training also includes a free voucher to take a Microsoft certification. Details from the site:   Get the Microsoft Virtualization Certification. Train up, receive a free certification exam voucher, and validate your skills You’ve [...]

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Wally Mead comes to the Midwest!

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Through a joint effort between the Madison Systems Management User Group (MSMUG) and the Minnesota System Center User Group (MNSCUG), we are happy to announce that Wally will be attending both user groups. I would strongly encourage you to attend one of the user group meetings if you can! MSMUG will be hosting Wally on […]

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