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Exchange 2010 SP1 Update Rollup 8

  A New rollup for Exchange 2010 SP1 has been relased:  Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (KB2787763)http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36031  This rollup addresses the vulnerabilities in Microsoft Security

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Exchange 2010 DAG on VMs (HyperV and VMware) and HeartBeat Settings for LiveMigration

  As you might already know, with Exchange 2010 SP1 Microsoft started supporting virtualizing Exchange mailbox servers in DAG and live migration: Per Exchange Blog: •The Unified Messaging server role

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Mysterious Windows 2003 Virtual Machine Hangs or loss of services and RDP but ping

  When you see the error below while taking a snapshot based backup with quiescing, and the server is 2003 and hangs or stalls for a while during snapshot (ie,

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Windows 2012–Event 5125: Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) in redirected access mode

Trying to create VMs via SCVMM 2012 on Windows 2012 HyperV Cluster, and failing… what!!! Checking event logs I noticed System Event 5125 which did not make sense at first.

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Log Parser Studio

  Looks pretty amazing. I have not had a chance to fully use it but even from reading it, am sure it will take your interest and be useful for

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SCVMM 2012 – Configuration Analyzer and tools

  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29309 For SCVMMCA to work, Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0 needs to be installed as well: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=16475. once both installed, run MBCA,   Sample Output:

Patching the Fabric with SCVMM 2012

  Update Catalog and Baselines, first we need WSUS.. You can install WSUS on Windows 8 by selecting the WSUS role:   After doing post deployment config, configure WSUS. Restart

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Free Cloud Guided Labs from Microsoft

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/hh913012 14 labs… Once you register, labs include: Provide resources through self-service requests Drive consistent Service Delivery Provision additional cloud infrastructure Delegate cloud resources Create consistency through service templates Perform

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