New MP: BizTalk Server 2013 Monitoring Management Pack

A new MP is released. This MP gives you the opportunity to monitor your BizTalk 2013 Servers. If you want to monitor 2010 BizTalk Servers there is a separate MP for them which was quite noisy. Let’s hope the new MP will give us better monitoring without flooding SCOM with useless alerts. There is only one way to find out. Download and try the MP from here.

Note: Remember to read the guide before importing. Keep in mind that the MP uses Run As Profiles and I suggest to use them instead of using the default action account.

TechEd Europe 2013

TechEd 2013 North America Hands-On Labs are available

Microsoft released the Hands-On labs from TechEd 2013 North America publically. You can go to Channel 9 website and start these small labs in order to get a grasp on certain features. There are even some labs with Windows Server 2012 R2. Access them from here.

System Center Universe 2013 Presentations

System Center Universe 2013 was held in one week and a half and for those who didn’t managed to attend in person or couldn’t watched all sessions online you now have the chance to watch recordings online. The whole event was recorded in four parts:

Lunch Break – Cameron Fuller
Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon with OpsMgr – Maarten Goet
Cireson Sponsor Presentation – Paul Sutton and Shaun Ericson
Introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service – Joey Snow

Afternoon Break – Cameron Fuller
2013: An Orchestration Odyssey – Pete Zerger
Q&A with Panel of Experts – Shaun Ericson, Paul Sutton, Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Pete Zerger, Maarten Goet, Jason Sandys, Chris Ross, Joey Snow, Cameron Fuller

I’ve managed to watch online the presentations of Travis Wright and Pete Zerger and these are sessions that I would recommend for watching whatever your level of expertise is.

You can also download all presentations from here.