Configure a Cloud Distribution Point on Windows Azure in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

Apart from native agent support for Mac OS X, another of the big features of Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 is the ability to deploy “Cloud” Distribution Points on Windows Azure.

Why is this a big deal? Well, if you need to rapidly provision a DP but don’t have the present ability to scale your current […]

TechEd Australia 2012 – Sessions Announced!

TechEd Australia 2012 is back to the Gold Coast, and I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting three FOUR! sessions this year.

UPDATE 12/09/2012 – The SIM314 vFuture session had to be pulled because SCCM 2012 SP1 Beta was not going to be ready in time. Then it was released right at […]

How To: Build and Capture in Configuration Manager 2012 using HTTPS

One of the major changes in Configuration Manager 2012 is that the old Mixed and Native modes in CM07 are gone. Instead, CM12 does the vase majority of its communications using HTTP and HTTPS, and the CM12 site is configured on installation to use either a mix of both protocols, or HTTPS only.

In the […]

TechNet Radio Community Corner Interview – SCCM 2012

Late last year I was interviewed by TechNet Guy John Weston for TechNet Radio Community Corner.

We had a chat about System Center Configuration Manager 2012 (of course!) and a bit about private cloud too.

The interview has now gone online, so here it is!

Windows 8 Server Hyper-V Live Migration Without Shared Storage

UPDATE 04/06/2012 – The KDC bug I mention at the bottom of this post has been fixed in Server 2012 Release Candidate. Tested a live migration from a remote WIndows 8 Release Preview client, and all went well.

Hyper-V in Windows 8 Server has had a major uplift. As much as I like working with […]