New Community Effort! Whiteboard Wednesday

My friend Maarten Goet, a System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP in Netherland has started a new cool community effort – Whiteboard Wednesday

The goal is to provide visitors every Wednesday with a 5-minute video where a community experts draws out how a certain technology or feature on the Cloud OS (Hyper-V, System Center, Azure) works, with some narration, as if it were on a whiteboard.

First video is online: www.whiteboardwednesday.nl

Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series

Don’t miss this -  Starting in April, 2013 MVP’s share their knowledge on a variety of topics to the broader community.

If you are interested in attending these online meetings, which will take place once a week, please follow this link where you can add all the meeting invites to your calendar and listen in and participate.

Each presentation will be recorded and available later for viewing if there is an instance where you are unable to tune into the meeting on the actual date.

Microsoft Lync is required in order to “attend” these on-line meetings.  If you need to install Lync, you may do so from here.

Windows Server 2012 Management packs is now released

Yesterday Microsoft released management packs for Windows Server 2012. Now to the big problem, the only supported version to run on Windows Server 2012 is SCOM2012 SP1 and this service pack in still in beta. The SCOM2012 RTM agent can be installed on Windows 2012 and monitor the server(Except from APM monitoring of applications hosted on IIS8 which requires SP1). Unfortunately Microsoft has decided to not update SCOM 2007 R2 to support monitor Windows Server 2012.

More information on the Windows server 2012 support statement from the System Center team

Download System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 AD RMS

Download System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Internet Information Service 8

Download System Center 2012 Monitoring Pack for Microsoft Windows Server AD CS 2012

Download System Center Monitoring Pack for Windows Server Operating System