System Center Capacity Planner End of Life

February 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

I just read a blog post by Microsoft staff that said System Center Capacity Planner is end of life and will have no new developments.  That’s a pity.  It’s a concept that was a really good idea, and could have extended to all products in the planning stages. The idea was that [...]

Auditing Your Data Centre

July 23, 2008 // 0 Comments

I have a strong dislike for auditing.  It’s a time consuming process.  But you know, if you use the right systems management tools it doesn’t need to be.  Microsoft’s Optimised Infrastructure model and Dynamic Systems Initiative preach automation and expertise built into the [...]

Infrastructure Planning and Design

July 10, 2008 // 0 Comments

Want to do a best practice deployment of new Microsoft technologies?  If so, have a read of the IPD documents.  Of note are new documents for SCOM 2007, SCVMM 2008, IIS7 and NAP. "The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference [...]