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SCVMM 2008 R2–TechTargets Product of the Year!

With so much focus on the new version of System Center, it can be pretty easy to forget about the current release versions. Its nice to see that these products are still well respected, which only can act as a really great foundation of what is on offer in the new suite of System Center tools; which incidentally reached the RC milestone today!

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PS: Server Manager

As you spend more time deploying servers, Physical or Virtual you will sometimes find that using deployment tools are not the simplest solution to get the job complete in different circumstances. In these scenarios we can fall back to the very powerful PowerShell interface. Server Manager is no exception with its own module packaged as part of Windows 2008 R2.

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Exchange Health

Part of the daily tasks on keeping the Core systems up and humming, is to keep a close on on the exchange environment. 2 of the metrics which I use as an early warning indicator is the length of the mail queues, and on the Exchange 2010 Servers is the Copy status of the DAG stores.

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Microsoft MVP VM 2011!

Holy Singing Batman, I was delighted to find out late last year that i was been Nominated as a candidate for a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award, but did not really expect my work to be good enough for this recognition.

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Automation Engine… Decisions!

For the last few years I have been building an automation solution for my home, and like all good solutions I needed a good engine to power all the workflows, logic decisions and of image course the user interfaces which would be presented around my home. After spending may hours reviewing the numerous options available at the time I finally selected to use the CQC Automation Engine to take this role. Over the years I followed the progress of this product trough to its V1.0 release, right trough to its V3.1 version.

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Self Service Portal 2.0 Released

Its finally here, Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Virtual Machine Manager, Self Service Portal 2.0 (which we will be referring to its short name VMMSSP).

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Deploying VMMSSP 2.0 To Our Lab

System Centre - Self Service Portal V2

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SageTV and DVBLogic: Live TV!

2010Over the past 3 postings, we introduced the concept of the solution we were going to deploy. Then carefully we introduced, installed and finally configured the DVBLogic applications, before finally testing that these are all working correctly.

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SageTV and DVBLogic: SageTV

We continue on the path to HTPC bliss, we now are going to focus on the heart of the solution, and walk trough the installation of the core technology. > >
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SageTV with DVBLogic: Install TVSource

In the first post, we took a quick look at the modules we were going to deploy as part of our fresh build on the HTPC, and also put the server hardware together which is going to be the foundation for the build out. > >
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