At its annual TechEd confab in New Orleans this June, Microsoft will announce a sweeping set of updates to its on-premises servers and cloud-hosted services that provides our first peek at the firm’s plans to service these products going forward....More
Over a year since the original Management Pack (MP) was released (May of 2012), Microsoft has produced a comprehensive guide to the Windows Azure SQL Database Management Pack for System Center 2012....More
System Center 2012 App Controller is a great web interface for consistently managing all types of cloud services in your organization. Get the basics for installing, deploying, and using this System Center 2012 SP1 component....More
System Center 2012 Operations Manager sends email notifications about the status of all the servers, services, devices, and applications in your environment or you can monitor them from a central console. Orin Thomas shares how easy it is to create monitors, set up rules, and receive alert notifications....More
The importance of testing is undeniable in the overall application lifecycle. We have all been in projects where testing is inadequate. The result is significant effort and cost to fix bugs that are introduced into production; not to mention the cost of a damaged reputation. Many times, institutions do not invest enough to comprehensively test an application at all levels. It is either seen as too costly or too time consuming.