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Microsoft Virtualization Certifications

23.8.2010 by James Crawshaw

With all the buzz currently in the industry about 'cloud' technology it's worth keeping up to speed with industry certifications and, especially, ones which provide the core understanding for cloud based solutions. Microsoft have many varied certification routes and I will not go in to detail on these here (their learning portal is worth a visit however) but one route of key interest for cloudy types is Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtualization. A bit of an overview of Microsoft certifications - the old school may remember MCP, MCSE etc - nowadays, we are in the age of MCTS and MCITP. …

Microsoft Release ‘System Center Data Protection Manager 2010’

20.4.2010 by James Crawshaw

In a technology refresh of the Data Protection Manager product, Microsoft have released not just updated support for their latest products but also new features and tweaks to existing features that DPM admins will no doubt find useful. Key additions…

We all Need a Little Help and Guidance Sometimes….

16.12.2009 by James Crawshaw

Something I've never blogged on but often take advantage of are the Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides. A quick look at what they cover..... "Guidance that aims to clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft® infrastructure…

Cloud Computing and the Microsoft Stack

23.4.2009 by James Crawshaw

One of the key buzz terms you can't possibly miss at the current time is 'Cloud Computing'. But - what really is 'cloud'? It's been defined by many in the press as a 'new era' of computing - but this…

System Centre SMSE – Systems Management Suite Enterprise

11.3.2009 by James Crawshaw

To enable and incentivize the deployment and growth of the Hyper-V and System Center products, Microsoft released a software license which brings together the key management and protection technologies. This is by no means a new license - in fact…

Microsoft Hyper-V R2

4.2.2009 by James Crawshaw

With the recent announcement of the beta release of Hyper-V R2 (alongside Windows Server 2008 R2 beta), Microsoft are revealing a bevy of new and improved features to their virtualization offering. Since Virtual Server 2005 first competed with the other…