Monthly Archives: December 2013

Status update: Book and NIC2014

So been a few hetical weeks! (Or should I say months)

My book has been released to most of the major online book resellers, its called

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager High-Availability and Performance tuning

You can see it from Amazon here –> http://amzn.to/19Uid4q

I am also in the process of writing another book regarding Citrix Netscaler which will most likely be finished in Q2 2014 so really exited about that since I see few Netscaler book out there and hopefully with the latest changes in Netscaler my book has a place in that major gap.

Also im speaking in January at NIC (Nordic Infrastructure Conference) which is one of the largest IT-conference in the nordics. It mostly focuses on Microsoft technology (System Center, Hyper-V, Collabaration etc)

I have a session on thursday regarding Cross-platform monitoring using System Center, which will mostly focus on how to monitor different platforms such as Citrix, Vmware, Azure, Amazon and what other possibilities we have with Operations Manager. So for those that are attending NIC please drop by! Smilefjes

Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SDK and Toolkit released

Microsoft yesterday released a updated version of the SDK for Configuration Manager 2012 R2, you can find it here –> http://bit.ly/1bsv2T8

This also includes an updated Application Workflow setup (Which allows you to integrate application approval process into Service Manager instead of IT managers needing to go into Configuration Manager to do application approval processes.

Microsoft has also released an updated version of its Toolkit for Configuration Manager –> http://bit.ly/14TYKRn which I have blogged about before –> https://msandbu.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/configuration-manager-2012-toolkit/

But now there are some new tools included in the package.

  • * DP Job Manager – A tool that helps troubleshoot and manage ongoing content distribution jobs to Configuration Manager distribution points.
  • * Collection Evaluation Viewer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting collection evaluation related issues by viewing collection evaluation details.
  • * Content Library Explorer – A tool that assists in troubleshooting issues with and viewing the contents of the content library.

Including a Security Configuration Wizard for R2, now the cool thing here is the Content Library Explorer, which allows you to explore content and the source files of applications and such.

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