FREE Modern Datacenter Event 3-28-14

There is a free System Center event coming up at the Microsoft office in Edina, Minnesota. At this event discover how Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1 work together to help you to provision and manage cloud and data center infrastructure, provide business continuity, deliver services, and manage applications. Both … Read more

Free Hyper-V and System Center Training from MVA

More free training coming soon on Hyper-V and System Center from Microsoft Virtual Academy ( This is going to be one event you don’t want to miss. I am also happy to announce I(@Buchatech) will also be a part of this event answering questions during the System Center 2012 R2 Datacenter session. Here is the … Read more

System Center Universe Jedi finalists

Earlier this week System Center Universe announced the 3 finalists for the SCU Jedi contest. If you don’t know what the contest is here is the description for it: System Center Universe has a contest to give one lucky presenter the opportunity to present at the next System Center Universe conference. This lucky presenter will … Read more

MVP Cameron Fuller Presenting at SysCTR MN User Group

This month the Minnesota System Center User Group will have System Center MVP  Cameron Fuller presenting "Monitoring and tuning System Center with SCOM".  For those of you not familiar with Cameron, he is a Operations Manager Most Valuable Professional (MVP).  A Principal consultant for Catapult Systems, an IT consulting company and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. … Read more

Free online virtualization training!

I just found out about some free training from Microsoft. It is free online virtualization training November 19 & 20.  The training also includes a free voucher to take a Microsoft certification. Details from the site:   Get the Microsoft Virtualization Certification. Train up, receive a free certification exam voucher, and validate your skills You’ve … Read more

MCSE: Private Cloud Certification

I am happy to announce that today I passed the final exam to obtain the MCSE: Private Cloud certification.   I was able to upgrade from the MCITP: Server Administrator requiring me to only pass two exams. Out of the 70-246 Private Cloud Monitoring and Operations with System Center 2012 and 70-247 Private Cloud Configuration … Read more

New from Backup Academy – Basic Principles of Backup Policies

Backup Academy has a NEW training video: “Basic Principles of Backup Policies,” by Andrea Mauro, VMware vExpert, MCITP, VCDX. The following is covered In this video: What a backup policy is, and how to design a backup plan Defining a backup policy: what, where and how Why it’s so important to design a good backup … Read more

All Day Event – MN System Center User Group

On June 15th from 9am – 5pm at Microsoft’s Edina HQ the MN System Center User Group will be hosting an all day event with guest speaker Wally Mead, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft! Lunch will be provided! For more information visit:

System Center Private Cloud Jump Start!

I recently attended System Center 2012 Private Cloud Jump Start! If you missed the event all the videos from the event have been uploaded. You can view them here: Private Cloud Jump Start (01): Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Private Cloud Jump Start (02): Configure & Deploy Infrastructure Components Private … Read more

Configuration Manager 2012 Technical Workshop

I will be attending a Configuration Manager 2012 Technical Workshop April 5th. I am really looking forward to this.  This is a free event  put on by Microsoft and my new employer RBA Consulting. It is a full-day technical workshop on the upcoming release of System Center Configuration Manager 2012. It will be held at … Read more