Microsoft MVP Award Received for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management

Today I’ve received an MPV Award from Microsoft. I cannot express how happy I am to be awarded with such honor. Receiving this award was trough a hard work and willingness to help the System Center community. I hope that my future blog posts will be interesting to your and my replies on the forums will help you resolve problems. I would like to thank to all my readers and to all great MVPs that I’ve learned a lot and continue to learn every day.

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Introducing SCVMM Service Templates and Datacenter Automation by Solution Accelerators Team


Update: As I wrote Microsoft is announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products and now it is official at Microsoft SCVMM team blog.


Solution Accelerators Team in Microsoft is starting two new initiatives:

  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager Service Templates – Solution Accelerators Team will probably create a site where SCVMM service templates will be published and supported by Microsoft.  The first release will include templates for various Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012 Roles – Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, IIS and File Server. There will be also add-in for SCVMM that will be able to browse and download these service templates.
  • Datacenter Automation for the cloud  – From this initiative we will probably see scripts and runbooks for Orchestrator supported by Microsoft. The first solutions will be focused on SharePoint and Windows Server – Orchestrator Runbooks for quick SharePoint farm back-up and recovery scenario; Back up a Web application; Back up a service application; Trace logs; Checking Disk Space, CPU and RAM; Sharepoint WMI scan for perf/alerts; Scan for missing patches / WMI.

The two initiatives will start as beta programs on Microsoft Connect soon.