Updated MP: OpsMgr Self Maintenance Management Pack Version

Tao Yang updated OpsMgr Self Maintenance Management Pack to version 2.0. If you are SCOM administrator this is definitely an MP you should check out. All the changes and information about the MP you can find in Tao’s blog.

Learn Windows Intune on MVA

3 new courses are available on Microsoft Virtual Academy for Windows Intune. Courses are presented in mostly PDF materials. If you want to learn Windows Intune check them out here:

  • Windows Intune – Plan: Prepare for your deployment of Windows Intune. This course guides you in planning for Active Directory integration and Mobile Device Management.
  • Windows Intune – Deploy: Deploying a Windows Intune solution involves several tasks, including managing client computers and the overall service configuration. As part of your deployment, you will install the client software on the target computers, delegate administrative rights and define policies to control the devices on your network.
  • Windows Intune – Manage & Operate: Once you have a fully deployed and configured Windows Intune, you are ready to manage and operate the infrastructure. Windows Intune offers several consoles and tools to manage your devices.


Additional Resources:

Microsoft Office Web Apps Server Management Pack Guide for System Center Operations Manager

Microsoft released a guide that can help you in configuring the monitoring for Offfice Web Apps Server Management Pack in System Center Operations Manager. The document is provide in two formats – pdf and docx and can be downloaded from here.

Manage NIC via PowerShell

Microsoft published a nice article on Partner &Customer Solutions Blog about how to take advantage of PowerShell in managing NICs. The article gives basic overview of several PowerShell commands that can be useful for getting information about NICs or configuring them. You can read the full post here.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Competitive Advantages – Microsoft vs. VMware

More than a dozen videos were released at Technet site related to Hyper-V and System Center 2012. These videos are 4 courses part of Microsoft Virtual Academy. All these videos compare Microsoft Technologies against VMware’s. Even though these videos are created by Microsoft they show very accurate the difference between the technologies that are compared. We can see that how Microsoft is turning from follower to a leader in a lot of areas in the Virtualization and the Private Cloud. No further explanation is needed you can just watch the videos and make up your mind for the capabilities that both companies offer:

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V Server 2012 over VMware ESXi 5.0

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Competitive Advantages of System Center 2012 over VMware’s Management Technologies

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.0

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud