Top Egyptian Windows 8 & Windows Phone Devices Applications – Download and Rate

This post is cross posting about Microsoft Egyptian Top Applications for both Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone Devices that was selected as Applications of the Month for August 2013, with application description, and URL from where you can download these great applications:   Windows 8 Devices Applications: كتابنا هذا التطبيق يتيح لك الإستماع إلى … Continue reading Top Egyptian Windows 8 & Windows Phone Devices Applications – Download and Rate

Replicate SCVMM 2012 Clustered VMs using Hyper-V Replica & SQL Always-On

As one of the common scenarios for Disaster Recovery using Hyper-V Replica is to replicate System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) Virtual Machine (VM) while utilize SQL Server 2012 Always-On to replicate the SCVMM DB, however when SCVMM is implemented as high available (SCVMM Cluster), then some points should be considered to allow safe failover to replica datacenter without … Continue reading Replicate SCVMM 2012 Clustered VMs using Hyper-V Replica & SQL Always-On

Install Active Directory in Windows Azure in four simple steps

Introduction: There is a very long and complex way to install Active Directory in Windows Azure environment described in details in Windows Azure documentation here http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/manage/services/networking/active-directory-forest/, what I will propose in this post is a simple way to install Active Directory in a new Windows Azure without the need to go through all steps listed … Continue reading Install Active Directory in Windows Azure in four simple steps

Is AD integration or manual SCOM agents installation required to allow Automatic Windows Agent Failover between multiple SCOM 2012 Management Servers?

Introduction: I observed that some IT professionals confused about System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2012 windows agents failover requirements, and the raised question was do I need to configure SCOM Active Directory Integration or do manual agents implementation or use PowerShell to allow windows agents to do automatic failover between multiple SCOM management servers? or … Continue reading Is AD integration or manual SCOM agents installation required to allow Automatic Windows Agent Failover between multiple SCOM 2012 Management Servers?

Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part3

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one … Continue reading Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part3

Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part2

As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one … Continue reading Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part2

Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part1

 As most of Hosted Messaging and Collaboration (HMC) companies start planning to migrate to Exchange 2010 SP2 hosted environment due to the change in strategy that was announced about the future of /hosting mode here, so most HMC customer have to move directly to Exchange 2010 SP2 in hosted mode as discussed here, and one … Continue reading Downsizing HMC Environment to Prepare for Exchange 2010 SP2 Hosted Solution – Part1

Windows Server 2012 – Part3: Virtualization Enhancements “Mobility”– Hyper-V Replica

In this post series I started here with a release date announced in Windows Server Blog (by the way it was announced yesterday (1st of August) that Windows Server 2012 is RTM today), then I start highlighting the main areas of enhancements that I will focus on in this series starting from Virtualization Enhancements started … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 – Part3: Virtualization Enhancements “Mobility”– Hyper-V Replica

Windows Server 2012 – Part2: Virtualization Enhancements “Scalability & Flexibility”

In this post series I started here http://blogs.technet.com/b/meamcs/archive/2012/07/10/windows-server-2012-part1-release-date.aspx with a release date announced in Windows Server Blog and highlighted the main areas of enhancements that I will focus on in this series starting from Virtualization Enhancements that will take more than one post to cover it, so let me start directly with Windows Server 2012 … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 – Part2: Virtualization Enhancements “Scalability & Flexibility”

Windows Server 2012 – Part1: Release Date

I was so excited when I read today that Windows Server 2012 Release Date (RTM version) is the first week of August 2012 and the product will be generally available to customers worldwide in September 2012 as clearly announced in Windows Server Blog here  http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/07/09/windows-server-2012-final-release-timing.aspx  and for sure you still able to download Release Candidate (RC) … Continue reading Windows Server 2012 – Part1: Release Date