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Caution–Service Templates in VMM

As you are all aware we have a new Services Model in VMM, which is being pushed as the global replacement for VM Templates. This new Model which richly embedded in the framework for VMM 2012 has a number of problems which you should be cautious about.

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App Controller SQL Agent jobs installed

Resetting my lab I needed to remove my App Controller installation after a problem on the VM hosting the software. The approach i tool was to use SQL management studio to remove the AppController database from the server, and refreshed the Virtual Machine which I am deploying to.

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First look at the RC System Center 2012 IP for Orchestrator

After downloading the new IP pack from the MS download center, the file is simply a compressed archive containing the 7 new Integration packs which we need to extract.

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Orchestrator IPs for SC2012 are now available

These are the ones we have being waiting for, and today is the day the read carpet can be rolled right out.

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Cloud Service Process Pack Management Pack

How To Figure out the Service Manager Dependencies

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Microsoft Private Cloud Computing Book

Today – during the announcement of System Center 2012 RC availability) – seems the perfect occasion to announce our book called Microsoft Private Cloud Computing. Mid-2011 four MVP’s decided to make a joint effort at writing a practical book on deploying a Microsoft Private Cloud. The four authors are:

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January 17th 2012 is System Center Day

Mark you calendars … January 17th is a big day for System Center.  There will be a public web cast with Satya Nadella (President of Server and Tools) and Brad Anderson (CVP of System Center and management) on that day to lay out the new System Center 2012 vision.

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MVP 2012: System Center Datacentre and Cloud

What a great year 2011 was; I had the opportunity and pleasure to meet a lot of very talented people, while having a lot of fun working on a range of new products from Microsoft ranging from Windows 8 through to the suite of new System Center 2012 products.

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Linux IC’s 3.2 released for Hyper-V

Microsoft just unleashed the newest Integration Components for Linux operating systems hosted on Hyper-V today.

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Orchestrator 2012 RC Web Services Error

Installing some new Orchestrator 2012 RC servers, 2 of these started to exhibit a new error when attempting to access the Web Services URL. This of course has the knock on affect of rendering the Operator Console useless, as it relies on web services.

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