I suppose there will be a long evening :)
Microsoft announced on the Server and Cloud Blog that they will be releasing a Technical Preview of the next version of Windows and System Center on October 1.
Didn’t I say it would be an awesome autumn
I really cant wait for TechEd in Barcelona and learn about the Cloud OS updates, you are registered right?
This autumn gets better and better! On September 30 I think we will see the first glimpse of Windows 9. (No link to the site just yet)
Soon after that if not the same day I expect we get the opportunity to download a technical preview.
October 28 TechEd Europe kicks off in barcelona, Spain. My guess is that we will see a lot of content covering the Future of Windows. :)
Stay tuned for an updated TechEd Europe 2014 Content Catalog
Have you registered yet? If not go ahead an do it today, you really don’t want to miss this one… #JustSayin
DevOps is one of the most written-about terms in the world of agile development and continuous delivery. The lasted Countdown to TechEd Europe Show are focusing on the DevOps and the Spotlight feature of the schedule builder.
Check it out here aka.ms/tee14cd07
To learn more about DevOps don’t miss upcoming Jump Start Training on October 9, 2014.
Azure Resource Manager DevOps Jump Start
While you are waiting for that make sure you check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy Training
and the DevObs Blog and the latest blogpost from Volker Will
CIO Guide – Eight Steps to Enterprise DevOps – Step 1
If you haven’t registered yet, why not use the DevOps trainings available in Barcelona to boost your arguments :)
You will find the registration page and some help convincing your boss and much more by visiting the TechEd Europe website.
If you have any questions or comments about TechEd Europe you can post them in the TechEd Europe Forum or use Twitter or Facebook and reach out to:
Twitter handles for the people behind the Countdown Show:
Until next time,
C’Ya all in the binary space that’s 4zure
The other day I had to download some ISO files from MSDN and noticed that it would take quite some time to get the files downloaded using the Download Manager.
What I wanted was to launch the File Transfer Manager (FTM) the ActiveX based tool that did a pretty good job downloading files from MSDN/TechNet.
Internet Explorer 10 or 11 doesn’t launch FTM but what if you want to use it anyway.
To use the File Transfer Manager in Internet Explorer 11 you must launch the emulation mode
- Press F12 to bring up the F12 Developer Tools window
- Choose the Emulation icon
- Document Mode Select 9
- Under User Agent String choose Internet Explorer 9
Click a download link and you will be prompted to install FTM :)
Once your installation is complete it’s time to make sure you apply your license key. As you know there isn’t any prompt for adding the license key during the installs.
Instead it’s a Post-installation task you must perform.
The process I really simple. We use the PowerShell Set-SCOMLicence cmdlet.
1. Open an elevated PowerShell prompt. (Run as Administrator).
2. Type import-module operationsmanager.
3. Type New-SCOMManagementGroupConnection to connect your management group
4. Run the command Set-SCOMLicense -ProductId “<yourlicensekey>“
5. Check the settings by running the command:
Get-SCOMManagementGroup | ft skuforlicense, version, timeofexpiration –a
You may have to restart the Management server/-s to make sure that these changes are registered correctly.