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#Microsoft MAP Toolkit 9.6 Now Available! #Winserv #SQL2016 #Azure #Office365 #Cloud #Tool

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Microsoft MAP Toolkit 9.6

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail on assets that reside within their current environment. MAP also provides server utilization data for Hyper-V server virtualization planning; identifying server placements, and performing virtualization candidate assessments. More information about MAP Toolkit can you find here

Software Requirements:
        • Operating system. Any of the following:
          • Windows 10 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
          • Windows 8.1 (Professional and Enterprise editions only)
          • Windows 8 (Professional and Enterprise editions only)
          • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions only)
          • Windows Server 2012 R2
          • Windows Server 2012
          • Windows Server 2016
          • Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1
        • .NET Framework 4.5 (download from http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=389161)
        • Installation of all updates for the operating system. Note: In some cases updates may not install automatically. To download updates for your computer manually, go to http://update.microsoft.com/.
        • By default, the MAP Toolkit will install SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB during setup. You may also use an existing installation of SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 R2, or SQL Server 2012 if you create an instance named “MAPS” before running the MAP Toolkit installer. The MAP Toolkit requires the collation order of the database engine to be set to “SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS”.

Notes:

        • Some of these prerequisites require restarting your computer. You may have to restart multiple times if all the prerequisites are not met prior to running Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit setup.

Scenario-dependent requirements:

    • For machines that will be used to run the Forefront Endpoint Protection Usage Tracking, Lync Usage Tracking, Exchange Server Usage Tracking, or Volume Licensing scenarios, please note: PowerShell 2.0 or higher must be installed.
    • For machines that will be used to collect Oracle schema information, please note: The 64 bit Oracle client must be installed on the MAP machine to collect the schema information. If the 64 bit client is not installed, MAP will only be able to collect instance information. MAP will not collect schema information if the 32 bit Oracle client is installed.

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Export results in Excel for Windows Server 2016 Assessment Example

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Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Sizing Example in Excel

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With MAP Toolkit Training available 😉

You can download MAP Toolkit 9.6 here

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Happy Holidays and Thank you ! #MSOMS #Azure #AzureStack #Hyperv #Sysctr #HybridCloud

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Thank you for following me @Jamesvandenberg
Thank you Community 😉
Thank you Microsoft
Wish you all the Best !
#MVPbuzz


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Hybrid IT Connect computers and devices to #MSOMS using the OMS Gateway #Winserv #Linux

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Instead of each individual agent sending data directly to OMS and requiring a direct Internet connection, all agent data is instead sent through a single computer that has an Internet connection. That computer is where you install and use the gateway. In this scenario, you can install agents on any computers where you want to collect data. The gateway then transfers data from the agents to OMS directly.

Here you can start with downloading the software for Microsoft OMS Gateway

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I used the default port 8080 for the Gateway.

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Now the Microsoft OMS Gateway Services is installedoms-gateway-running

Now Microsoft Operations Management Suite Gateway is installed, you can use some Microsoft Powershell Commands :

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After the installation of the OMS Gateway, I installed the OMS Agent :

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Download your OMS Agent here

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Copy => Paste your OMS Workspace ID and Key.

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Here you can see the OMS Agent Connection settings.

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When you wait for a few minutes you will see the connection in the Portal of OMS.

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After this I installed the OMS Agent on One of my Domain Controllers with OMS Gateway settings //HyperV2016.hybridcloud4you.nl:8080.

This is what you will see in the Event Viewer of the OMS Gateway Server :

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Domain Controller 192.168.2.100 is going via the OMS Gateway

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OMS Agent via the Microsoft OMS Gateway

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From here you can start with your OMS Solutions 😉

It is also possible to connect your System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) on-premises to the OMS Gateway.
Then you don’t have to connect your SCOM Management Server directly to the internet to OMS.

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Wish you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Innovative Year 2016 !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wow a lot has happened in 2015, I don’t even know where to begin with a recap of 2015 in a Mobile and Cloud first world ! What I have learned that’s it’s all about
applications on your Mobile Phone, Tablet, or any Device to Work, Learn in any environment you want. Sharing Microsoft technology with the Community and in Education via Social media is what I love to do on a daily bases. I hope you enjoyed the information in 2015 with Microsoft Products like :

I wish you all a Healthy Life and a lot of Success in 2016 !

Microsoft is transforming Datacenters with New Technology and making Hybrid Cloud possible for your Applications.
What I personally like is the Microsoft Hololens this is something different, but very Cool to be in a Virtual Reality World with
awesome possibilities in 2016 and in the Future 🙂

Thank you Community, Followers, Microsoft Product Teams, MVP Award Program, MVP’s, Developers, ITpro’s, Students, for Sharing !

Best Regards, James van den Berg.

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#Microsoft Debug Diagnostic Tool v2 Update 2 for #ITPro #DevOps #MVPbuzz #Developers

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Microsoft Debug DiagTool

The Debug Diagnostic Tool (DebugDiag) is designed to assist in troubleshooting issues such as hangs, slow performance, memory leaks or memory fragmentation, and crashes in any user-mode process. The tool includes built-in analysis rules focused on Internet Information Services (IIS) applications, web data access components, COM+, SharePoint and related Microsoft technologies. Debugdiag 2.0 introduces a new analysis engine host with built-in reporting framework that can be accessed from .NET. This new analysis engine simplifies analysis rule development in .NET. Starting with Debugdiag 2.0, the analysis engine relies on Microsoft.Diagnostics.Runtime for .NET analysis.

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Add your Data files to Analyse

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Use ? for Help to get the job done

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Collect your Information for Trouble shooting

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Make your Own Debug Diag Rules

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The Help Function in the Tool can Help you understand the DiagTool

Here you can download the Microsoft Debug Diagnostic Tool v2 Update 2


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#Microsoft Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview #Powershell #DSC #Winserv #WMF

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This release includes new features and functionality in Windows Management Framework 5.0, including the following:

  • Windows PowerShell 5.0
  • Windows PowerShell Integrated Scripting Environment
  • Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Network Switch Cmdlets
  • Package Management
  • Software Inventory Logging

WMF 5.0 Production Preview differs from older previews of WMF 5.0 in the following ways:

  • It is fully supported until three months after WMF 5.0 RTM. By fully supported, we mean we will investigate production-blocking issues, and provide workarounds or updates as necessary.
  • All features in the Production Preview are production-ready. No experimental features are in this package.
  • You must uninstall all previous releases of WMF 5.0 previews before installing the WMF 5.0 Production Preview.

Your feedback about Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview is valuable to us; we invite you to provide feedback at all times. For important information about changes in behavior from Windows PowerShell 4.0, and a list of known issues with this release, be sure to read the release notes that are available for download with this package. You can log bugs and suggestions by using the Microsoft Connect website.

Windows Management Framework 5.0 makes updated management functionality available for installation on Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Please read also the awesome Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview Release Notes !

Here you can download the Windows Management Framework 5.0 Production Preview

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Very Proud on the 5th #Microsoft Global MVP Award for SCCDM #SYSCTR

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I’m very proud to receive the 5th Microsoft Global MVP Award for System Center Cloud and Datacenter Management (SCCDM) !
A Big Thank YOU community for following me via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and my Blog, is really appreciated 🙂
A Big Thank YOU Microsoft for all the support and PGI sessions, really Awesome working together as a Great Team 😉
A Big Thank YOU MVP Mates for sharing information with the community 🙂
A Big Thank YOU to my Family for supporting me all the way ! 🙂

2015 – 2016 will be a beautiful Microsoft year with Awesome new technologies in Windows Server 2016, Hyper-V, System Center, Azure, and we will Bring
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to your Datacenter with AzureStack.
A lot of New Microsoft information and Great solutions for blogging and sharing with the Community on Social Media.

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