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The Current Status Podcast at IT/Dev Connections 2016

The Current Status crew recorded their latest podcast at IT/Dev Connections 2016 and there’s some great nuggets in here about the value of IT/Dev Connections, about the differences between Ignite and IT/Dev Connections, and even a chat about cloud fatigue.

Azure Analysis Services in Public Preview, More Announcements

The public preview of Azure Analysis Services was made available today, along with some additional announcements of the following:  ·       SQL Server 2016 DW Fast Track: Provides flexibility of solutions and customer choice across hardware vendors’ technologies, and uses the core capabilities of the Windows Server operating system and SQL Server to deliver a balanced data warehouse with optimized...

SQL Server 2016 Training Kit

The SQL Server 2016 Training Kit is a great resource for developers, trainers, consultants and evangelists who need to understand the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2016. It contains a rich set of presentations, demos, hands-on laps, and videos that are perfect for your self-paced learning or for conducting your own training event and gain valuable insights into the new capabilities. Do...

Submit Your Speaking Proposals for IT/Dev Connections 2016!

If you’ve ever attended a TechEd, Microsoft Management Summit, MEC, or other now-defunct Microsoft conference, IT/Dev Connections is the essentially what would’ve happened had these events stayed on track and been combined without a marketing spin. Instead of an event that is directed by the opening keynote messaging, IT/Dev Connections is a technical community event that delivers content an...

IT/Dev Connections Teams with Microsoft to Deliver TechNet Virtual Conference 2016

Partnering on this effort makes a lot of sense for both us and Microsoft. Here at IT/Dev Connections we agree with much of what Microsoft will propose, which is why we deliver the conference content that we do – and in the manner we offer it. For Microsoft, IT/Dev Connections is the perfect next step for TechNet Virtual Conference attendees so they can get deep-dive, technical solutions to current...

CU3 for ConfigMgr 2012 SP2 and ConfigMgr 2012 R2 SP1 Released

Today, Microsoft has released Cumulative Update 3 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.  A slew of recent fixes is included in this update and should be applied to stay current and functional. More information and download: KB3135680

Configuration Manager to Get Monthly Builds, Some Promoted to Current Branch

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled the next version of System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). Dubbed ConfigMgr (or SCCM) vNext during the development process, the System Center team has decided to follow the Windows teams and instead of designated a year version, will name each release by its Build number.

System Center Configuration Manager Docs Complete Today’s Launch

Just a few minutes ago, Jeff relayed the info that the docs for the new System Center Configuration Manager are now available in the TechNet library.

Microsoft Makes It Official: System Center Configuration Manager vNext Hits GA

Well, today, that official blog post has gone live. System Center Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection (version 1511 – notice how it follows the Windows 10 build naming?) is now available from MSDN, from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), and the Microsoft Evaluation Center.

Upgrade to ConfigMgr 1511 in your hierarchy

With the release of System Center Configuration Manager 1511 (short ConfigMgr 1511) marks a new era for ConfigMgr admins. We can now expect frequent upgrades of ConfigMgr being delivered as a service. In this post I’ll walk through the process of upgrading to ConfigMgr 1511, including a step-by-step guide and the requirements for a successful upgrade.

The Future of System Center Configuration Manager: Getting the Windows 10 Treatment

Significant changes are coming yet this year to the on-premises endpoint management product, System Center Configuration Manager.

Create a Windows 10 Enterprise reference image with MDT 2013 Update 1

This summer Microsoft released what they’re calling the last version of Windows, naming it Windows 10. Organizations that are looking into deploying Windows 10 will have to evaluate what scenario they will use, e.g. In-Place Upgrade, Provisioning or the traditional way of deploying an image. In this blog post, I will go through the steps required to setup a functional build server for reference im...