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 […]

TechEd New Zealand 2012 – Sessions Announced!

The sessions have been announced for TechEd New Zealand 2012, and I’m very pleased to announce that I will be presenting two level 400 sessions on Configuration Manager 2012:

Session 1

MGT401: Migrate from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 Track: Management Session Type: Breakout Session Level: 400 Abstract: Configuration Manager 2012 is here […]

VITTA Technical Conference – Slide Decks

This week I was pleased to present three sessions on Configuration Manager 2012 at the Technical Conference component of the VITTA education conference: Reign of the Cloud.

It was great to present to such an engaged and engaging audience, all of whom had great, relevant questions. It absolutely made it a highly enjoyable presenting experience […]

Integrate MDT 2012 with SCCM 2012

In case you missed it, the Deployment Guys recently announced the release of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 2. The latest release supports a raft of new features, including User-Driven Installation (UDI) and support for integration with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 RC, which is something that MDT 2012 Beta 1 couldn’t do.

[…]