System Center Service Pack 1 (BETA) for Exchange Administrators

In the new Service Pack 1 (still in BETA) for System Center 2012 the entire family of products receive new features however for us messaging administrators the Orchestrator received 2 new Integration Packs for Exchange, as follows: o Exchange Administrator Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1. o Exchange Users Integration Pack for Orchestrator in System Center 2012 SP1. More information: http://blogs.technet.com/b/infratalks/archive/2012/10/10/new-features-in-system-center-2012-sp1-part-1-of-2.aspx System Center 2012 SP1 (BETA) download:http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=34607 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Component Architecture Poster

This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server 2012. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. You can find previously published posters here: • Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1 Hyper-V Component Architecture• Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture• Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Component Poster • Windows Server 2008 Component Posters Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29189 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://www.andersonpatricio.ca http://www.andersonpatricio.org (Portuguese) Twitter: @apatricio

MSExchange.org – PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrators and IT Pros

Hello folks, Long time no see, a lot of work and Eurocup 2012 makes this blog to slow down for a little but we are still here! This week the fourth article of my series was published at MSExchange.org and this new series we talk about PowerShell 101 where the idea is to show the readers how to create their own scripts and understand basic concept of PowerShell. Here is the list containing all articles published so far: PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrator and IT Pros (Part 4) http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/powershell-101-messaging-administrator-pros-part4.html PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrator and IT Pros (Part 3) http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/powershell-101-messaging-administrator-pros-part3.html … Continue reading MSExchange.org – PowerShell 101 for Messaging Administrators and IT Pros

Getting started with Cloud Computing

Hi folks, I would like to share with you guys a really nice summary about Cloud Computing using Microsoft Technologies. Enjoy it! Public Cloud computing means that the infrastructure to run and manage the applications users are taking advantage of is run by someone else and not you. In other words, you do not buy the hardware or software to run your email or other services being used in your organization – that is done by someone else. Users simply connect to these services from their computers and you pay a monthly subscription fee for each user that is taking … Continue reading Getting started with Cloud Computing

Maintaining High Availability for Microsoft.com

Hi folks, Microsoft released a document about high availability at Microsoft.com website and how they structure their environment and the most import how they monitor it. If High Availability is one of your favorite topics this article is a must read. Microsoft.com is a large and heavily visited site, yet it maintains high availability ratings because of a carefully planned infrastructure, team collaboration, and use of technology for maintenance, monitoring, and change management. Download the article at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=84c59af0-da50-49bf-84e3-dd3f5bd6c0cd Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Operations Manager Management Pack for Exchange 2010

This .chm file contains management pack alerts and topics for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . You can use the procedure topics in the file to help resolve the alerts generated by the Operations Manager Management Pack. Download it from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e3141f70-3552-4dd6-80ac-97ee9cda8a39 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Exchange 2010 clusters can be protected by multiple DPM servers

The DPM Team blogged about Exchange Server 2010 DAG protection and DPM where nodes can be protected by different DPM Servers. I like to draw attention to something that may not be well known and surprise some. You probably are familiar with the ‘rule’ that all protected hosts within a cluster must be protected by the same DPM server! This is does not apply to Exchange 2010 and is formally documented here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff399324.aspx . You still get the warning that all nodes must have a DPM agent installed but can be safely ignored for Exchange 2010. In that context you … Continue reading Exchange 2010 clusters can be protected by multiple DPM servers

TechNet Virtual Lab: Monitoring Exchange 2010

Hi folks, A nice Virtual Lab to master SCOM 2007 R2 monitoring an Exchange Server 2010 environment. After completing this lab, you will be better able to create a distributed application model, define a Service Level Objective against an Exchange Server, generate a Service Level Tracking Summary Report, and configure and verify a dashboard. Check this out at: https://cmg.vlabcenter.com/default.aspx?moduleid=85b3088b-172e-4c91-9801-3e92169b235b Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

New DPM 2010 whitepaper: How to protect Exchange 2010

Hi folks, DPM Team published a new white paper about How DPM 2010 can protect Exchange Server 2010, check this out: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=be885d26-25e5-41ff-afc8-506414aed960 Cheers, Anderson Patricio http://msmvps.org/Blog/AndersonPatricio http://www.andersonpatricio.org Twitter: @apatricio

Webcast: DPM 2010 Release Candidate preview

Hi folks, System Center Team will present a 300 level webcast about DPM 2010 RC preview. If you are looking for a robust software to protect your entire environment, then this webcast is for you. The DPM team will be demonstrating how to protect/restore of several products and Exchange Server 2010 is included on that list. 🙂 TechNet Webcast: Get Ready for Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 Release Candidate (Level 300) Start Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 90 Minutes Audience(s): IT Generalist Link to register: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032437132 Read more at source: http://blogs.technet.com/systemcenter/archive/2010/01/11/dpm-2010-release-candidate-webcast-preview.aspx Cheers, … Continue reading Webcast: DPM 2010 Release Candidate preview