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FREE! Microsoft Virtual Academy

This course focuses on how using System Centre Virtual Machine Manger 2012 can help your business build, deploy, and maintain a private cloud. After completing these three modules you will have learnt about the Virtual Machine Manger 2012 product, and the features it utilizes to build and support the virtualized and physical resources that are part of your private cloud infrastructure. The course will also expose you to cloud computing at the business level, from the perspective of Virtual Machine Manger 2012, and show how to extend that knowledge to the technical level. The last module will show you how to manage applications within your private cloud using Virtual Machine Manger 2012 to deploy, update, and manage them. At the end, we will have illustrated how using Virtual Machine Manger 2012 as part of your private cloud infrastructure will benefit both your organization and the IT Pro.

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SCVMM 2008R2 to 2012-The Great Migration: Clouds

Its been a little while since we last looked at the process of migrating from SCVMM 2008R2 to the new 2012 environment. The last visit we introduced a simple function to determine which of our 2008R2 Clouds (User Roles) are still active, and thus we need to migrate over to 2012.

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F5 IP for Orchestrator updated for RC

The latest build of the F5 IP is now up on Codeplex. This build has even more objects presented, and I have leveraged the excellent experience from Ryan (Thank You) to create the images library, so that we can get some Icons exposed to Orchestrator for each of the runbook objects.

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Orchestrator Runbook Parameters in VB

Shout out to Mr Charles Joy for this one, I have a few comments on the last series of posts for parameters in C# which has proved a slight challenge to get working for some of you.

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SCVMM 2008R2 to 2012–The Great Migration: Get off my Cloud

At this point of the process, we will now check to see if we have Clouds (UserRoles), which are still floating around the environment, but do not have any Virtual Machines running on the fabric. This will help us focus on only the Clouds which are in use to move over, and ignore the other Clouds.

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SCVMM 2008R2 to 2012–The Great Migration: RC is in the Wild

It is all happening now, the results are in on the Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011 has made it clear we are building up to the clouds; and Microsoft have now Released to the Web the Release Candidate Build of SCVMM 2012.

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What’s In your Hyper-V? Keys of Control?

If the next twelve months are going to be busy building clouds, then if the feedback is accurate we are going to be pretty busy, but then is that new?

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What’s in your Hyper-V? The Raw Numbers

It is with great pleasure that myself, Hans Vredvoort, and Aidan Finn, can now share the results of the the Big Hyper-V Survey of 2011!

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What’s In your Hyper-V? Private Clouds Today?

One of my main focuses with Hyper-V is taking this technology and combining it with some more products to build a Private Cloud infrastructure; but as I speak and Blog, I keep wondering if I am Leading or Training? Is this the correct approach….

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What’s In your Hyper-V? The answers are In!

And it is with great appreciation to everyone who has taken the time to relax and click trough the **Great BIG Hyper-V Survey of 2011. **It is hard to believe that 4 weeks have passed and earlier this morning we closed the submissions on this survey.

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