Archive for the ‘System Center 2012’ Category

Preview of first System Center semi-annual channel release now available

Cloud Platform Release Announcements for November 8, 2017

  • Azure Analysis Services | Scale out
  • Power BI Desktop | Esri Plus—GA
  • Power BI Report Server | October 2017 update—GA
  • Azure API Management announces hourly billing and new basic pricing tier
  • App Service on Azure Stack—GA
  • Azure Batch | Low priority virtual machines (VMs)—GA
  • System Center Preview update
  • Azure Log Analytics | Monitor ExpressRoute connections—public preview
  • Azure Cosmos DB | Storage Explorer + Cosmos DB—public preview
  • Azure SQL DB learns and adapts | Query auto tuning—GA
  • Azure SQL Database | Transactional replication—GA

Announcing VMM SDN Express for VMM 2016

SCOM 2016 is available (UR1 for SCOM 2016 – Step by Step)

Windows Azure Pack Scale


Install Windows Azure Pack updates and verify versions:

latest Version is Update Rollup 10 (26.04.2016)

SMA 2016: is integrated into Admin Azure Pack Portal – SMA 2016 on Windows Server 2016 with SQL 2016 supported

Update Rollup 10 for Windows Azure Pack:


Operating Systems Compatibility for System Center 2016

SQL Server Version Compatibility for System Center 2016:

Upgrade to System Center 2016:

Service Management Automation: System Center 2012 R2 with UR7 or later


Deploying Windows Service Management Automation (PART 1):

Deploying Windows Service Management Automation (PART 2):

Integrating SMA into Windows Azure Pack:


What’s new in Service Management Automation 2016:

Service Management Automation (SMA): 2016 – part of Orchestrator 2016 installation

Service Management Automation Developer’s Guide:

SMA Architecture diagram

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft System Center 2016 Orchestrator is now available:

Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2016 Service Management Automation:

Microsoft Anti-Virus Exclusion List