Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #75

“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!

What Is Hyper-V Dynamic Memory? by Aidan Finn

How Does Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Work? by Aidan Finn

The Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 2: Unmap by Carsten Rachfahl and Didier van Hoye

 by Jaap Wesselius


PowerShell Remoting with Azure Windows VMs by Ravikanth Chaganti

How My New Azure VM Web Server Is Configured by Aidan Finn

testing the new Microsoft Azure Portal by Niklas Akerlund

Hybrid Cloud–Enable Distributed File System (DFS) in Microsoft Azure by Lai Yoong Seng

Azure Pack



 by Jaap Wesselius

 by Jaap Wesselius

 by Jaap Wesselius


End Of Life Coming To Old Microsoft Virtualization Products by Aidan Finn


What Is Hyper-V Dynamic Memory? by Aidan Finn

How Does Hyper-V Dynamic Memory Work? by Aidan Finn

KB2956569 – Degraded Integration Services Message For Linux Guests by Aidan Finn

Lync Server


Office 365



Automated PowerShell to keep your template vhd(x) IC updated by Niklas Akerlund

Desired State Configuration and the remoting myth by Ravikanth Chaganti

Pushing DSC configuration to an Azure VM by Ravikanth Chaganti

Is native Windows PowerShell support coming to Visual Studio? by Ravikanth Chaganti




System Center Core

Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Integration Pack for #VMware #vSphere #sysctr by James van den Berg

System Center App Controller

System Center Avisor

System Center Configuration Manager

Why you shouldn’t use the Powershell pipe when using ConfigMgr by David O’Brien

How to Add the Company Logo to SCCM Reports by Hasitha Willarachchi

System Center Dataprotection Manager


System Center Operations Manager

System Center Orchestrator

System Center Service Manager


System Center Virtual Machine Manager

PowerShell Snip of the Week (SCVMM) by Rob McShinsky

System Center 2012 R2 VMM High Availability – Installation Update Rollup 1 in german by Daniel Neumann

SQL Server

Windows Server 2012 R2 with SQL Server 2014 Cluster installation in less than 15 minutes #winserv #Rocks #movie by Robert Smit

Microsoft #SQL Server 2014 Feature Pack #ITPRO by James van den Berg

Microsoft #SQL Server Backup to #MicrosoftAzureTool by James van den Berg

Windows Intune

Windows Client

UPDATE : Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (Windows ADK) for Windows 8.1 Update #ADK #SCVMM by James van den Berg

Changes To Licensing For Enterprise App Sideloading in Windows 8.1 by Aidan Finn

Boot from VHDX for Windows 8.1 Update by Hans Vredevoort

What are the options available to migrate Windows XP to Windows 7 by Hasitha Willarachchi

How to Customize a boot image that uses Windows PE 3.1 by Hasitha Willarachchi

Windows Server

ADFS: Grundlagen und Architektur in German by Nils Kaczenski

What Does Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Offer? by Aidan Finn

Memory Leak on HP ProLiant Servers with NIC Teaming by Hans Vredevoort

The Hyper-V Amigos Showcast Episode 2: Unmap by Carsten Rachfahl and Didier van Hoye


Windows Management Framework 5.0 preview is here! 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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