Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #48

“The Elway Gazette”

Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email ( or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks!

Featured Posts of the Week!


Oracle Certified Run on Windows Azure and Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator: Disk Maintenance by Damian Flynn

 by Kristian Nese



Windows Azure new memory-intensive VM size (two CPU cores with 14 GB of RAM) by Robert Smit

Oracle running on Azure by Alessandro Cardoso

Oracle Certified Run on Windows Azure and Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

Windows Azure Active Directory Erweiterungen in German by Toni Pohl





Install the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 and configure Virtual Switches with PowerShell by Romeo Mlinar

Hyper-V Replica Support für Active Directory, Exchange oder SQL Server? in German by Daniel Neumann

KB2886362 – New Update Rollup For DPM 2012 SP1 If Backing Up Hyper-V VMs by Aidan Finn

Sample Converged Network Designs for Hyper-V Hosts by Aidan Finn

HVRemote updated for Hyper-V v.3 including Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 by Steve Jain


Windows Server 2012 R2 update thoughts hyper-v virtual Ethernet adapter network cable unplugged by Robert Smit

Lync Server




Office 365



PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Beta v0.5 by Adam Driscoll

Getting Started with PowerCLI: Start and Shutdown Virtual Machines by Jeffery Hicks

Friday Fun: Out-ConditionalColor by Jeffery Hicks



System Center Core


System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor


System Center Configuration Manager


System Center Dataprotection Manager

Hotfix (Update Rollup 3.6) für SC2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager veröffentlicht in German by Daniel Neumann

System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator: Disk Maintenance by Damian Flynn

System Center Service Manager


System Center Virtual Machine Manager

 by Kristian Nese

SQL Server


Windows Intune


Windows Client

Windows 8.1 + Dell e6540 (tips and annoyances) by Steve Jain

Windows Server

ODX Speed Up VHDX Creation Times On Windows Server 2012 (R2) by Didier van Hoye


Using the Credential attribute of DSC File Resource by Ravikanth Chaganti

Connect suggestion: DSC Archive resource needs the Credential attribute by Ravikanth Chaganti

MVPs I follow

James van den Berg - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Kristian Nese - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Damian Flynn - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Daniel Neumann - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Marcelo Sinic - MVP for System Center Cloud and DataCenter Management
Stanislav Zhelyazkov - MVP for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management
Ravikanth Chaganti - MVP for PowerShell
Jan Egil Ring - MVP for PowerShell
Jeffery Hicks - MVP for PowerShell
Keith Hill - MVP for PowerShell
David Moravec - MVP for PowerShell
Aleksandar Nikolic - MVP for PowerShell
 - MVP for PowerShell
Adam Driscoll - MVP for PowerShell
Jeff Wouters - MVP for PowerShell and the man who had his own Newsletter Category before 😉
Marcelo Vighi - MVP for Exchange
Johan Veldhuis - MVP for Exchange
Jaap Wesselius - MVP for Exchange
Lai Yoong Seng - MVP for Hyper-V
Rob McShinsky - MVP for Hyper-V
Hans Vredevoort - MVP for Hyper-V
Leandro Carvalho - MVP for Hyper-V
Didier van Hoye - MVP for Hyper-V
Romeo Mlinar - MVP for Hyper-V
Aidan Finn - MVP for Hyper-V
Carsten Rachfahl - MVP for Hyper-V
Thomas Maurer - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Cardoso - MVP for Hyper-V
Steve Jain - MVP for Hyper-V
Benedict Berger - MVP for Hyper-V
Nils Kaczenski - MVP for Hyper-V
Alessandro Pilotti - MVP for Hyper-V
Susantha Silva - MVP for Hyper-V
Niklas Akerlund - MVP for Hyper-V
Robert Smit - MVP for Cluster
Ramazan Can  - MVP for Cluster
Michael Bender - MVP Windows Expert-IT Pro
Ulf B. Simon-Weidner - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Meinolf Weber - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
John Policelli - MVP for Windows Server - Directory Services
Kerstin Rachfahl - MVP for Office 365
Martina Grom - MVP for Office 365
Nick Whittome - MVP Small and Medium Business
Matthias Wolf - MVP Group Policy
Robert Mühsig - MVP ASP.NET/IIS
Thorsten Hans - MVP Sharepoint
Andrew Connell - MVP Sharepoint
Toni Pohl - Client Development
Hasitha Willarachchi - Enterprise Client Management
David O'Brien - Enterprise Client Management
Chris Nackers - Enterprise Client Management
Marc van Eijk - Windows Azure
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