Upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 on Dell PowerEdge Servers

Source Dell TechCenter global:

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, is Microsoft’s latest version of Windows for Servers. This R2 release brings exciting new features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more. Dell enables this operating system on a wide range of Server products. This document provides comprehensive details about important considerations for upgrading your server to Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2.

You can download the pdf file here.

MVA Course with preparation materials for Exam 74-409 online

Microsoft put the videos to prepare for Exam 74-409 (Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center) online. Enjoy watching and good luck with the exam.

Here you can find the MVA course.

If you need a voucher to take the exam for free, you can request it here. The voucher will be valid until 30th of June 2014.


PPEDV richtet GUI & Design Event in Frankfurt am Main aus



Da ich mich ja sehr für jeden neuen Trend in Sache Microsoft interessiere, schau ich auch welche Events es so gibt.

Die Kollegen von PPEDV richten im Dezember für alle Interessierten die GUI&DESIGN aus.

Hier mal die Eventbeschreibung von PPEDV.

Moderne Software wird immer komplexer. Gleichzeitig muss sie leicht erlernbar, effizient, gut der designt und manchmal sogar „sexy“ sein. Eine Gratwanderung für jeden Software-Entwickler und -Designer.

GUI&DESIGN am 10. und 11. Dezember 2013 in Frankfurt am Main wird Ihnen geholfen! Denn hier präsentieren Branchenexperten DIE Trends rund um die Software der Zukunft auf Basis von Microsoft-Technologien.

Sie wollen im Trend sein? Worauf noch warten?

Von PPEDV habe ich auch einen Promocode bekommen. Mit Promocode GUI-100-dataflo nur 799€ (statt 899€) bezahlen!

Dell announced support for System Center 2012 R2 with their Management Packs

Thomas Jacob announced on his blog on Dell TechCenter global, that the Dell Management Packs now support Microsoft System Center 2012 R2.

Read more and download the Packs here.

You can now use the Dell OpenManage Integration Suite for Microsoft System Center with MicrosoftSystem Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.  We have qualified all the Management Pack suites listed below on the latest version of OpsMgr and updated the documentation for R2 support.

• Dell Server Management Pack Suite ― Discover, inventory and monitor Dell PowerEdge servers (agent-based option with Windows/OpenManage Server Administrator and agent-free option using WSMAN for 12th Generation of Dell PowerEdge Servers), Chassis Management Controllers using SNMP &  iDRACs using SNMP.   Download: version 5.1 , Documentation

• Dell Client Management Pack –Discover, inventory and monitor Dell Client PCs running Windows andOpenManage Client Instrumentation (OMCI) ― Download: Dell Client Management Pack version 5.0 ,Documentation

• Dell Printer Management Pack –Discover, inventory and monitor Dell Printers using SNMP ― Download version 5.0Documentation

•Dell MD Storage Array Management Pack Suite –Discover, inventory and monitor Dell PowerVault MD Storage arrays ― Download version 5.0Documentation

• Dell EqualLogic Management Pack Suite–Inventory and monitor Dell EqualLogic storage arrays using SNMP―Download version 5.0Documentation

The latest releases of all the listed Dell Management Packs will work as-is for System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager; the only exception is that the Chassis Modular Server Correlation feature of the Server MP Suite is not supported on R2 (110032 in the online Release Notes).

Free eBook: Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller

Source http://shop.oreilly.com:

Part of a series of specialized guides on System Center – this book focuses on using AppController to manage virtual machines and services across private and public clouds. Series editor Mitch Tulloch and a team of System Center experts provide concise technical guidance as they step you through key configuration and management tasks.

You can download the book here.