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“Lunch Break” deleted scenes:  How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

“Lunch Break” deleted scenes: How to Fix Flat-lining Productivity & Why Azure Stays Competitive

Today Season 3 starts to wrap up with the first in a pair of outtakes episodes – it’s all the best stuff we couldn’t fit into the other shows, but it’s just too good to leave on the cutting room floor. In this episode, I talk with Jim Fowler, (CIO, General Electric), Paul Fipps (CIO & EVP, Under...

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Partnership Update:  Microsoft & Citrix

Ever since Microsoft and Citrix announced a significant reinvigoration to our long-standing partnership at Citrix Synergy in May, things have been very busy. At today’s Citrix Summit event, Scott Guthrie (the EVP of Microsoft’s Cloud + Enterprise organization and my boss) and Kirill Tatarinov (Citrix CEO and President) shared an update on the status of...

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The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

The CTO of Azure Talks About Writing Novels & Why Cloud Adoption Keeps Accelerating

After a great first half of our discussion before the holiday break, Mark Russinovich (CTO, Microsoft Azure) and I spend the second part of our drive talking about his successful side-career as a novelist, the amazing rate of public cloud adoption by enterprises over the last year, and we play the “Is This a Real...

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Faster Virtual App Publishing at First Logon for Non-Persistent VDI Environment in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2

Author: Rae Goodhart, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Client and Mobility Starting in System Center Configuration Manager 2007, we’ve provided deep integration with App Virtualization (App-V) technology to deliver “single pane of glass” app management. With Configuration Manager, you can manage virtualized apps just like managing any other app while also taking advantage of Configuration Manager’s...

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Common Error Wiki for the Configuration Manager Client for Linux and UNIX

Author: Anurag Gupta, Program Manager, Windows Server and System Center A wiki describing many common errors for UNIX and Linux clients for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 is now available at  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/28548.unix-and-linux-clients-for-system-center-2012-r2-configuration-manager-common-error-wiki.aspx. The wiki is a great tool for admins to find solutions to issues during client...

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Support Announcements for April 2014

Author:  Harini Muralidharan, Program Manager, Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager support Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (upgrade): Note:  This support statement has been updated here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2015/03/30/updated-sc2012-configmgr-sp1-and-sc2012r2-configmgr-support-sql-server-2014.aspx  System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support upgrading an existing site...

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 SP3 is now supported on System Center Configuration Manager

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and  System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager now support Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 SP3 Desktop Client and Application Virtualization Client for Remote Desktop Services. This client release enables support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. No software updates are required. —...

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Today is the GA for the Cloud OS!

Today is the GA for the Cloud OS!

Over the last year, we have made some incredible developments with Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and the new release of Windows Intune – and I am incredibly excited for these products to reach general availability today! Leading up to this, our team has worked incredibly hard to share as much information...

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ICYMI: Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Keynote

ICYMI: Oracle OpenWorld 2013 Keynote

Earlier this week I got to deliver a keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2013.  It was a lot of fun, and pretty exciting to be the first Microsoft exec to talk to this massive and important part of the IT industry. In case you missed it, you can check out the full keynote here, or the...

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