Yesterday Microsoft announced some changes to the certification program for
IT Professionals, in order to address the growing need for people being able
to prove their expertise in all things cloud-related.
That’s right. What was the well-known “Microsoft Certified Systems
Engineer” acronym MCSE has been re-purposed. It now stands for
“Microsoft Certified Solution Expert”
“Wait.. you said that “the MCSE is back’. Huh?!”
From the press release…
Because cloud computing talent is in short supply, Microsoft has reinvented
its flagship credential, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, for the cloud.
The new Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) shows employers and peers
that those certified have the skills to do the job in an expanding market.
Forecasts show that public and private IT cloud services will generate nearly
14 million jobs worldwide between now and... (more)
It’s over! November (Movember?) is here! Now it’s time to sit
back and soak in all of this great information!
Below is a complete list (Thank you, Keith Mayer for compiling it) of links
to our full 31 Days. Enjoy!
31 Days of our Favorite Things
The Cloud OS Platform by Kevin Remde Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 by
Brian Lewis Feel the Power of PowerShell 3.0 by Matt Hester Live Migrate Your
VMS in One Line of PowerShell by Keith Mayer Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V
Replica by Kevin Remde Right-size IT Budgets with “Storage
Spaces” by Keith Maye... (more)
I was asked this question last week at our TechNet Event in Kansas City.
“What is Microsoft’s best practice recommendation for web server
deployment to support a web site that has variable demands from day-to-day?
Network Load-Balancing? Private Cloud? Clustering?.. or something
else?” -Don G.
That’s a very big question, Don. To answer it of course involves knowing a
lot about your application, your customers, the amount of infrastructure that
you want to support in-house or are willing to purchase as a hosted solution,
etc. And of course all have to be balanced with your bu... (more)
This question came from Randy at our TechNet Event in Saint Louis:
“Are the VMM management capabilities for a Citrix XenServer based VM the
same as for a Hyper-V based VM? (example: can you still live migrate,
change RAM, etc?)”
The simple answer is: The capabilities are pretty much the same. Live
Migration, for example, will simply drive VMs in a managed pool through
XenMotion. There are a couple of considerations in some areas (such as
XenServer Templates and networking), but being able to build a Cloud of
Citrix XenServer resources right alongside Hyper-V or VMware based cl... (more)
In Saint Louis at our TechNet Event several weeks ago now, Chuck S. asked
“App Insight - performance data? Component timing? Event Logs?
Database events? (what is tracked in AVIcode?)”
That is a very good question.
For those of you not already aware of what AVIcode is; it is a product that
enables “deep application insight”. Working in concert with Operations
Manager, it monitors .NET application performance. It looks for code
problems, performance issues, security, and connectivity of application
components, and then through Operations Manager it alerts yo... (more)