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Replication errors in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Issue Several customers reported that child primary sites were entering maintenance mode after upgrading the central administration site from System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SP1) with CU2 or CU3 to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. Entries similar to the following were recorded in the RcmCtrl.log file at child primary sites: ERROR:...

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New public facing app gallery site

Howdy folks, A lot of you have been asking in email and our blog forums about how to figure out which apps are pre-integrated with Windows Azure AD. With our release last week, we’ve turned on a public facing version of our Application Gallery where you can browse and search the entire list. To access the gallery, visit:   Best regards, Alex Simons (Twitter:...

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Usage of and Enhancements in our GraphAPI

Howdy folks, Many of you who read this blog are already familiar with our GraphAPI – it’s a RESTful cloud API based on the OData 2.0 standard. The GraphAPI is the best and easiest way to programmatically and securely access the wealth of data that resides in Windows Azure Active Directory.  Today over 1450 3rd party applications use the GraphAPI and last...

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The StorSimple Acquisition: One Year Later

One year ago this week, Microsoft made an investment in the future of cloud computing. This investment was intended to address one of the cloud’s most persistent issues: Enterprise-grade storage. At the time, this investment was a bit of a surprise to some. Then – as now – the storage industry faced one of its...

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Pre-Integrated Apps and our App Gallery

Howdy folks! If you have been following our blog posts and/or have been exploring Windows Azure Active Directory, you’ve probably read about how you can use it to connect your organization’s on-premises Windows Server Active Directory identities to the cloud, and how this enables your users to single sign-on into cloud-based applications without needing to...

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Success with Hybrid Cloud: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts (here and here) have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available...

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