Category: TechEd 2011

SIM210: Sneak Peek at Service Manager 2012

One of the objectives for SM 2012 is to deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS). ITaaS objectives are to reduce costs, increase service levels, faster time to delivery, provide more data, more transparency, and increased compliance. Implementation components include automation, standardization, self-service, and compliance. The deployment of these components are...

VIR313: RemoteFX GPU Virtualization Deep Dive

This session went into great gory depth on how RemoteFX works, and the hardware requirements. What is RemoteFX? RemoteFX is a new technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 that when combined with a VDI environment allows efficient host-side rendering of graphics and multimedia. It requires...

VIR315: Modeling and Maintaining Virtualized Services in VMM 2012

This session focused on the brand new services template module in VMM 2012. Service templates are a method to rapidly, consistently deploy, and maintain applications regardless of what hypervisor (Hyper-V, ESX or XenServer) that you use. So this entire session applies to customers even if you are a VMware shop,...

SIM209: System Center Service Manager: Automating ITIL and MOF

This session covered how System Center Service Manager 2010 really integrates many of the System Center components to allow an organization to follow industry best practices, such as ITIL and MOF. Without an integrated solution, it's really hard automate these processes to reduce operational expenses and meet defined SLAs or customer...

SIM307: Securing your Windows Platform

This session covered a number of free Microsoft tools that can be used to secure the Windows operating system, and to a lesser extent, applications. For the most part they presented tools that I was familiar with, and even have written a blog about (such as EMET). However, I did...

SIM354: Systems Center Operations Manager 2012 Network Monitoring

This session focused on the new (and pretty robust IMHO) networking monitoring enhancements in OpsMgr 2012. Previously network monitoring in OpsMgr was very, very basic. So basic, that I suspect not many people really used OpsMgr to monitor network devices. That all changes in OpsMgr 2012, where the OpsMgr team developed their own SNMP...

VIR305: Creating App-V Packages with App-V 4.6 SP1

Application virtualization is one of the "new" areas of virtualization I'm very excited about. App-V has been around for several years, in various forms, formerly known as SoftGrid. Server App-V is just around the corner, and I think more exciting than client virtualization, but that's a topic for another blog...